ABOUT US

First Sensor AG is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. Our company develops and manufactures standardized and customized sensor solutions for applications in the Industrial, Medical and Mobility growth markets. With over 800 employees, we are represented at six German locations and also have development, production and sales sites in the USA, Canada, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Sweden and Denmark along with a worldwide partner network.

HOT PRODUCTS

Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5 Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5

First Sensor’s Series 9.5 Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) are designed with enhanced NIR sensitivity to 950 nm, providing fundamental technology for the development of custom-designed solutions such as different geometries, packages, and arrays.

Tailored Solutions For Optimal Sensors Tailored Solutions For Optimal Sensors

First Sensor provides a continuous tailored process for assisting customers in finding the optimum sensor solutions for standard sensors, modifications thereof, or a custom development. This process begins with the analyzation of the customers’ specific task, and then moves to the creation of a plan, and the development and management of the entire sensor solution.

HDR CMOS Camera for Automotive and Mobile OEM Applications: Blue Eagle Cameras HDR CMOS Camera for Automotive and Mobile OEM Applications: Blue Eagle Cameras

First Sensor’s HDR CMOS camera offers a greater than 100 dB dynamic range, a wide range of digital data interfaces, and an operating temperature range of -40 to +95oC. These specifications coupled with their ruggedness make them ideal for front/rear/blind spot detection in cars, heavy trucks, forklifts, agricultural equipment, and mining machines.

Quadrant Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs): Series 9 And Series 10 Quadrant Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs): Series 9 And Series 10

First Sensor offers a range of quadrant avalanche photodiodes (APDs) optimized for 760-910 nm with QE>80%, or for 850-1070 nm with high QE. Selected chips are also available with a bandpass (BP) filter. With an active area segmented in four quadrants, these APDs have good uniformity, high-speed, low noise and a low slope multiplication curve.

Quadrant PIN Diodes Quadrant PIN Diodes

Quadrant PIN photodiodes are discrete components that usually feature four optically active areas separated by a small gap. First Sensor has combined the highest sensitivity, high speed, low noise, and low crosstalk into this wide range of quadrant detectors. These sensors are optimized for ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, as well as ionizing radiation, and are used in many applications for detecting laser beam positions, collimators, and other applications to facilitate adjustment.

Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection

First Sensor offers a new series of innovative solid-state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) that are designed to detect ultra-low light levels down to single photons. These detectors are optimized for near-ultraviolet (Series SiPM-NUV) or red, green, and blue (Series SiPM-RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. Key features include a low operating voltage, high gain and low noise, and immunity to magnet fields.

Detect Ionizing Radiation: X7 Photodiode Series Detect Ionizing Radiation: X7 Photodiode Series

First Sensor’s X7 series of photodiodes come in ultra-flat chip-scale packages and have been optimized for scintillator luminescence detection in the VIS range. The surface of the device is bond-wire free to allow for precision mounting of a scintillation crystal.

Sensors Help To Optimize Medical Care Sensors Help To Optimize Medical Care

Medical care of patients is becoming increasingly complex. Sensor technologies are playing a more and more important role in making medical devices more reliable and in simplifying their use for doctors, hospital and care staff or even, patients.

Ultra Compact SMD Photodiode Package: AD230-8 SMD Ultra Compact SMD Photodiode Package: AD230-8 SMD

First Sensor presents a new ultra compact flat no-leads package (QFN, ODFN) for its APDs and PIN photodiodes. The plastic encapsulated reflow solderable SMD package features a footprint of only 4 mm² and very good resistance to moisture (MSL3). Applications include laser distance meters, rangefinders, LIDAR, high speed photometry, optical fiber communication, and more.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

First Sensor AG

Peter-Behrens-Straße 15

Berlin, D-12459

GERMANY

Phone: +49 30 6399 2399

Fax: +49 30 6399 2333

Contact: sales.opto@first-sensor.com

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION

First Sensor Inc. USA Sales
5700 Corsa Avenue, #105
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: +1 818 706 3400
Fax: +1 818 889 7053
Contact: sales.us@first-sensor.com

FEATURED VIDEOS

  • First Sensor Embedded Area View System
    First Sensor Embedded Area View System

    This video features the First Sensor Embedded Area View system for the mobility market. The system includes side view, rear view and front view capabilities with 190° angles, 2 Mpx resolution, and CMOS and HDR technologies for a total area view of 360°.

  • First Sensor Extends Products And Capabilities Offerings
    First Sensor Extends Products And Capabilities Offerings

    First Sensor’s Paul Sharman took time out of a busy day one of the exhibition to catch us up on some recent product releases.

  • 360 Degree Scanner In Google Car Aided By 32 Element Array
    360 Degree Scanner In Google Car Aided By 32 Element Array

    Paul Sharman, First Sensor vice president of sales and marketing, walked us through the booth to point out some of the more notable displays, and gave us an examples of a real world application in which his company’s products are being used. 

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NEWS

  • Series 9.5 ADPs With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity Up To 950 nm
    Series 9.5 ADPs With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity Up To 950 nm

    The new Series 9.5 avalanche photodiodes from First Sensor feature an increased sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range up to 950 nm. Due to its fast rise time and very low dark current the photodiodes are ideal for applications with low light intensities and high modulation frequencies such as laser rangefinding and laser scanning.

  • Go East: First Sensor Spends Eight Days In Asia
    Go East: First Sensor Spends Eight Days In Asia

    On the occasion of LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, Asia’s leading photonics trade fair, the management team of First Sensor AG embarked on an eight-day trip to Asia last Wednesday. Until March 17, 2016, the Berlin-based sensor system company will be showcasing its latest products for the Asian market and discussing the latest technologies and trends with local experts.

  • Photonics West 2016: First Sensor Showcases Itself At The Trade Fair For Optical Technologies
    Photonics West 2016: First Sensor Showcases Itself At The Trade Fair For Optical Technologies

    In San Francisco, from February 16 to 18, 2016, the Berlin-based sensor technology company showcased its new innovations in the field of optics and discussing trends and technologies with experts and scientists from around the world.

  • Ultra-Flat Chip-Scale Package Photodiodes For Scanner Systems
    Ultra-Flat Chip-Scale Package Photodiodes For Scanner Systems

    First Sensor presents the new X7 PIN photodiodes for the detection of ionizing radiation in container and baggage scanner OEM applications.

  • Custom Sensors And Complex Systems Allow For Competitive Advantages For OEM Device Manufacturers
    Custom Sensors And Complex Systems Allow For Competitive Advantages For OEM Device Manufacturers

    First Sensor specializes in the development and manufacture of custom sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production.

  • Rugged Digital HDR-CMOS Cameras For Automotive And Mobile OEM Applications
    Rugged Digital HDR-CMOS Cameras For Automotive And Mobile OEM Applications

    First Sensor presents the new digital Blue Eagle camera line with a very light sensitive HDR-CMOS image sensor and excellent thermal and mechanical stability for use in automotive and mobile OEM applications. With its high dynamic range >100 dB the megapixel cameras are ideal for high brightness differences and low light conditions.

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS

  • Introduction To Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs)

    Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) are radiation detectors designed with extremely high sensitivity, high efficiency, and very low time jitter. The technology is based on reversed biased p/n diodes, making them capable of direct light detection ranging from near ultra violet to near infrared. 

  • First Sensor Company Brochure
    First Sensor Company Brochure

    First Sensor is one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality certified sensor solutions. With their headquarters in Berlin, Germany, the company has sales and production locations in the USA, Canada, Singapore, the UK, France, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

  • Mobility Brochure
    Mobility Brochure

    First Sensor’s mobility capabilities accompany the automotive industry in new era of smart mobility. With innovative pressure sensors and cameras designed to withstand the toughest conditions, First Sensor is able to adapt and optimize their products to individual requirements and applications.

  • Medical Brochure
    Medical Brochure

    First Sensor's medical capabilities offer more effective and safer medical devices, while simplifying their operation. All sensors work in accordance with certified processes and procedures in the measurement of pressure, flow, liquid levels, oxygen, light, radiation, and acceleration. 

  • Industrial Brochure
    Industrial Brochure

    First Sensor’s industrial capabilities offer a wide variety of high-quality sensor solutions that are easily adaptable to specific requirements and applications. In the many parameters of industrial applications, sensors will often form the core element in products and solutions. 

  • Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications
    Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications

    Avalanche Photodiodes (APD)  are ideal for laser-based distance measurement, laser scanning and mapping, shape recognition and remote sensing, as well as LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). APDs also excel in applications with very low optical signal strength or with high modulation frequencies.

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