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Overview

The CASPEX Space Camera Head family provides high resolution and high performance camera heads for space applications. Integrated using 3D PLUS packaging technology, each camera head embeds a high performance image sensor associated user-reconfigurable FPGA-based electronic architecture, allowing configurable embedded image processing and formatting for a versatile use.

The CASPEX 12M Space Camera Head embeds all necessary components to operate its 12Mpx low noise CMOS image sensor and high performance FPGA-based architecture in a highly constrained space environment, including all DC-DC converters, processing and storage memories in a reduced volume of 40x40x39mm3. This camera module offers a configurable electrical interface through a 77-pins PGA matrix, including 22 LVDS pairs, a JTAG interface for FPGA configuration, and a 5V power supply interface. The CASPEX 12M Space Camera Head design provides to the users a dedicated optical, mechanical and thermal interface for an optimal and easy integration in space optical instruments as well as a second thermal interface dedicated to the processing architecture, allowing a efficient separation between the sensing part and the processing part of the camera head.

The CASPEX 12M Space Camera head is a generic product, suitable for multiple high performance space applications such as scientific imaging, earth observation, navigation and rendezvous applications.

Key features

  • All-in-one space qualified High resolution and high performance camera head :

    • 4096×3000 Global Shutter Visible CMOS image sensor (monochrome/RGB)
    • Up to 68 frame/s in acquisition mode at sensor interface
    • High performances FPGA architecture with integrated memories
    • Read Noise : 2 e-, Dark current : 10 e-/s at 25°C
    • FWC : 11k e
    • Operating temperature range: -40 °C to +70 °C
  • High level of miniaturization and optimization :

    • Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm x 39 mm³ for 120g
    • Optimized mechanical/thermal/optical interface
  • Enhanced radiation performances :

    • TID > 40 krad (Si)
    • SEL LET > 60 MeV.cm²/mg

Line Up

Line Up

Each 3D PLUS standard product and SiP solution are defined by a specific part number based on the part number decoder provided below. The ordering information consist as a minimum of the following 3 items for fully define a product:

  • The product’s Part Number
  • The temperature range
  • The quality grade

For High Reliability products or SiPs for Aerospace applications, a Source Control Drawing (SCD#) referenced 3DPA-xxxx is available for each product. It shall be used for its procurement in addition to other ordering information.

Camera Part Number Decoder

Product Part Number Description Package Temperature
CASPEX 12Mpx Space Camera Head 3DCM800 RHBD Space Camera Head with embedded Monochrome High resolution CMOS image sensor and High performance FPGA-based architecture. CE4 (77-pin PGA)  -40°C to +70°C
3DCM828 RHBD Space Camera Head with embedded Color High resolution CMOS image sensor and High performance FPGA-based architecture. CE4 (77-pin PGA)  -40°C to +70°C

 

Design Tools

Design Tools

12Mpx Space Camera Head Evaluation kit

Camera evaluation kits are ready to use evaluation and prototyping environment compatible with 3D PLUS camera heads products, including hardware and software tools to support the use and integration of the camera heads. It allows configuration and operating of the camera heads in a test environment (instrument integration, optical bench, testing facilities).

3DEV0800 - Development Board schematics PDF - 65 ko Download
3DEV0800 12 Mpx Space Camera Head Evaluation Kit PDF - 1034 ko Download

Software options

Software options and IP Core

3D PLUS space camera heads family offers several options for the configuration of its cameras, all compliant with ECSS-QST-60-02C ESA development standard

3DIPCC0835 - SDRAM Memory controller - Flyer PDF - 350 ko Download
3DIPCC0835 - SDRAM Memory controller - Datasheet PDF - 1482 ko Download
3DIPCC0836 - NAND Flash Memory Controller - Flyer PDF - 524 ko Download
3DIPCC0836 NAND Flash Memory Controller - Datasheet - 0 ko Download
3DIPCC0837 - CMOS Image Sensor Controller - Flyer - 0 ko Download
3DIPCC0837 - CMOS Image Sensor Controller - Datasheet PDF - 2192 ko Download
3DIPCC0838 - Standard 4Mpx Flight Code - Flyer PDF - 352 ko Download
3DIPCC0838 - Standard 4Mpx Flight Code - Datasheet PDF - 1469 ko Download

Documentation

Other technical documentation is available under request: IBIS, RTL, Step and Mechanical file, Radiation Report.

Titre Part Number File
12Mpx CMOS Space Camera Head - Flyer 3DCM800/3DCM828 File PDF - 1145ko Download
12Mpx CMOS Space Camera Head - Datasheet 3DCM800/3DCM828 File PDF - 2452ko Download