Pixpolar’s whitepaper on Security & Surveillance

In outdoor S&S camera installations good low light image quality is crucial in order to enable detection and identification also in the dawn, dusk and night time.           The images on the left and in the middle are examples of interference which is highly unwanted in S&S cameras. Interference takes place Read the Rest…

Pixpolar was awarded European Commission’s Seal of Excellence

Certificate delivered by the European Commission,as the institution managing Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation 2014-2020. Following evaluation by an international panel of independent experts Pixpolar Oy was successful in a highly evaluation process as an innovative project proposal.

A scientific publication by Pixpolar related to the design of Novel Silicon Drift Detector was published

A  scientific publication by Pixpolar related to the design of Novel Silicon Drift Detector was published by IOPscience in the Journal of Instrumentation by the title “Novel silicon drift detector design enabling low dark noise and simple manufacturing.” The article presents the work done by Pixpolar’s research and development team on design of a Novel Silicon Read the Rest…

A scientific publication by Pixpolar related to the design of Modified Internal Gate Field Effect Transistor was published

A  scientific publication by Pixpolar related to the design of Modified Internal Gate Field Effect Transistor was published by IOPscience in the Journal of Instrumentation by the title “Characterization of double modified internal gate pixel by 3D simulation study.” The article presents the work done by Pixpolar’s research and development team on design and verification of Read the Rest…

A scientific publication by Pixpolar related to a new Radiation Detector Design was published

A  scientific publication by Pixpolar related to a new Radiation Detector Design was published by IOPscience in the Journal of Instrumentation by the title “A radiation detector design mitigating problems related to sawed edges.” The article presents the work done by Pixpolar’s research and development team on the design of a Radiation Detector that mitigates problems Read the Rest…

Pixpolar has received a support from TEKES

Pixpolar Oy has received a support from TEKES (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) for a demonstrator project. Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland, which research, development and innovation work creates in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society.

Pixpolar was awarded EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument P1 grant

Pixpolar Oy received the funding from the first round of Horizon 2020 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Instrument funding from EU for Phase 1 projects. In this round, the instrument received in total 2602 eligible project proposals, out of which 6% received funding. The toughest competition was within the Open Disruptive Innovation (Information and Communication Read the Rest…

Current update on patents

Up to this date Pixpolar has been granted 21 patents in the field of semiconductor radiation detectors based on the MIG pixel structure. Pixpolar’s 3 patent families include patents “Semiconductor radiation detector with a modified internal gate structure”, “Semiconductor radiation detector detecting visible light” and “Visible light detecting semiconductor radiation detector”. The granted patents already Read the Rest…

Image Sensor Simulator Upgrade

First, we would like to thank everyone who has given us feedback about our image sensor simulator. Based on the feedback we have added couple new features to it, i.e. Point Spread Function (PSF) to simulate cross-talk and pixel size which is now decoupled from light intensity and dark current settings. Cross-talk can be divided Read the Rest…

Modified Internal Gate (MIG) Technology in Security and Surveillance Applications

Updated Sep 26, 2012 In security and surveillance applications identifications is often done from a stored video stream. Especially in the low light outdoor applications the signal-to-noise ratio in single video frames is often too low for identification. However, one can look after periods in the stored video stream when the subject remains more or Read the Rest…