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CMOS image sensor chip

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by Mace, Dec 10, 2015.

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  1. Mace


    Dec 10, 2015
    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if the surface of a CMOS image sensor chip may withstand (i.e. that it still works with) water or other liquids? I do not mean the surrounding electronics and wiring but only the sensor part.

  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    This will depend on howit has been treated to receive a protective cover. The bare CMOS chip will be very sensitive to moisture, but I imagine that chips used for e.g. cameras are protected as they are or may be exposed to ambient influences, specially in an SLR camera.
    You will have to check the datasheet of the specific chip in question. Use a protective glass to keep away moisture from the chip and be on the safe side.
  3. Mace


    Dec 10, 2015
    Alright, thanks a lot Harald!
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