Conference day 2 - 15 March 2018

Conference day 2

Thursday 15 March

  1. Delegate sign-in and morning refreshments

  2. Chair's opening remarks

    Anders Johannesson | Senior Expert - Imaging Research and Development of Axis Communications


  1. Global shuttering for industrial application

    Cheng Ma | VP R&D of Gpixel

  2. Multiobject D-TOF System in 55nm Using Optical Pulses in the Sub-ns Range

    Robert Kappel | Senior Design Engineer of ams AG

    Direct Time-of-Flight (D-TOF) becomes more and more important for many functions in smartphones, such as proximity detection, auto focus assist, gesture or presence detection as this technology enables compact devices with low power consumption.

    This presentation will give insights in the ams D-TOF technology for mobile devices.

    The module is based on a 55nmHV technology and contains sensor, processor and laser driver on a monolithic die, as well as a multi-mesa VCSEL within the module. A custom developed Single-Photon-Avalanche-Diode and the corresponding sensor array enable multi-zone and multi-object detection using histogram based data collection. The availability of the raw histogram data allows multi-object detection and makes the system insensitive to crosstalk and smudge on the sensor. Distance resolution in the mm-range is achieved by using a free running ring oscillator based Time-to-Digital converter with digital calibration. On the emitter side, the on-chip VCSEL driver pulses a multi-emitter VCSEL with high optical peak power and sub-ns pulse width which results in an improved SNR and allows distinction of multiple objects at close distance to each other within the observed scene. The complete system is class 1 eye safe.

  3. Why hybrid imagers have a hard time beating monolithic CMOS image sensors

    Albert Theuwissen | Founder of Harvest Imaging

  4. Multispectral time delay integration line scan imagers using CCD-in-CMOS technology

    Piet De Moor | Senior Business Development Manager Imagers of IMEC

  5. Networking refreshment break

  6. Single photons: imaging beyond imagination

    Matteo Perenzoni | Head of IRIS Research Unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)

    • Introduction of single-photon detection; single photon avalanche diodes (SPAD), subelectron noise imaging, available technologies
    • Single photo imaging applications with related architectures; fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FILM), direct 3D time-of-flight (TOF), low light imaging, quantum random number generation (QRNG), superresolution microscopy
    • Perspectives and outlooks; future technologies, future applications
  7. Towards high-performance scientific SPAD image sensors

    Robert K. Henderson | Professor of Electronic Imaging of University of Edinburgh

  8. Accelerated image sensor production using machine learning and data analytics

    Daniel Van Blerkom | Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of Forza Silicon

    • Looking at enhancing the yield of image sensor production
    • Presenting techniques that have been used and how they impact the phases of productization, from design through production ramp-up
    • Specifically looking at customised wafer, package and module test systems to collect large amount of high quality image test data
    • Discussing applied data analytics and machine learning to the sensor test data sets to identify and measure critical yield limiting steps
    • Discussing how results are used, along with an in-depth knowledge of many different image sensor foundry processes, to identify root-cause
    • Discussing how results are fed-back to modify the process, manufacturing flow and sensor design
  9. Event-based vision: sensors and algorithms

    Raphael Berner | Co-Founder and Head of Chip Design of Insightness

  10. Networking lunch

  11. Polarization imaging

    Harald Neubauer | Head of Department Integrated Sensorsystems of Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits

  12. Development of Low Noise InGaAs Image Sensors for Short Wave Infrared (SWIR)

    Claudio Jakobson | Senior Analog Leader of SCD

  13. From “smart” applications to smart image sensors

    Renato Turchetta | CEO of IMASENIC Advanced Imaging S.L.

  14. Chair’s closing remarks and end of Image Sensors Europe 2018

    Ronald Mueller | CEO of Vision Markets of Associate Consultant of Smithers Apex