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.

Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs)

First Sensor has a large selection of high sensitivity, high speed, and low dark current photodetectors optimized for ultraviolet, visible and infrared light, as well as ionizing radiation. Package solutions include surface mount (SMD), through hole (THD) devices.

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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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 are produced to the highest quality standards and work in accordance with certified processes and procedures in the measurement of pressure, flow, liquid levels, oxygen, light, radiation, and acceleration. First Sensor also offers tailored solutions, sensors and systems that can be developed and manufactured to specific requirements ranging from modifying a standard product to developing a completely new special sensor or designing an integrated system with multiple components.

  • 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. 

  • Micro-Hole Chip Technology For Next Level Of Integrated Optical Detector Systems

    To meet the growing need for very compact and highly integrated detector systems First Sensor Inc. International, a leading manufacturer of silicon based detectors, announces a new chip technology. By First Sensor Inc. International

  • Position Sensitive Detectors

    This application note provides background information on what position sensitive detectors are, how they’re used, their design, common concerns with their spatial resolution, how they compare to CMOS or CCD image sensors, and how they compare to quadrant photodiodes. The integration of three DL400 Position Sensor Detectors (Or PSDs) into the NuStar X-Ray Satellite is also discussed. For that particular project, the PSDs were used for continuous alignment of the telescope’s optics with respect to the sensor unit.

  • 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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