The collaboration between Caeleste and Paradromics resulted in a leap forward in Experimental Neuroscience. The project has resulted in the largest ever recording of cortical activity.
Caeleste offers full turnkey image sensor solutions to instrument and camera integrators; the company is specialised in the custom design and manufacturing of state-of-the-art CMOS image sensors.
Besides “classic” visible light image, we make sensors for high energetic particle detection (neutron, protons and electrons), X-ray, as well as ultraviolet (UV) and near-infrared (NIR) light.
In addition to image sensors, we are also active in the field of Read-Out Integrated Circuits (ROICs) for other photon detection materials such as Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) for X-ray detection and for various Infrared detection materials.
Custom-designed CMOS image sensor solutions
With our customers, we act as partners jointly striving for the best imaging solutions. We elaborate ideas, all the way from idea, inception to realisation. We use our state-of-the-art design technology to bring the concept to life.
Caeleste has built a reputation in several niche markets, covering scientific image sensors for use in material science, astronomy, space missions both for deep space astronomy and earth observation, high-speed imaging devices for industrial vision, dedicated sensors for medical and life-science applications, DNA sequencing, medical X-ray imaging, endoscopy, tissue analysis, and optical coherence tomography (OCT).
Space solutions to meet medical market needs
We have a track record in image sensors and ROICs for space missions. Through years of innovation, Caeleste designed its electronics resilient to the effects of the harsh radiation in space.
Achievements for medical applications can benefit from the knowledge acquired in space. Conversely, the high-yield methods scrutinised in X-ray imagers for the medical domain apply to other fields as well. Especially wafers scale X-ray sensors for dental imaging push the yield question beyond state of the art. As X-rays cannot be focused, the size of the image sensor must match the target area. Our Intellectual property (IP) makes it possible to design and produce wafer-scale devices with a high production yield.
Disruptive technology to enable massive parallel neural recording
Caeleste’s craftsmanship and eagerness to find technological solutions made us the ideal partner to Paradromics, realising a paradigm shift in brain-computer interfaces. We developed the ROIC that allows electrodes to be implanted into the brain at orders of magnitude higher density than previously possible.
Image sensor and ROICs in these application areas cannot be purchased off-the-shelf. We maintain no standard or stock products. Each client receives the full focus for his perfectly tailored product according to his specific needs. In this way, Caeleste will fortify your leadership with custom-designed CMOS image sensors.
To optimise the integration of our products, we offer full turnkey solutions using our ecosystem. We take responsibility for:
- Optical simulations
- Interaction with the Silicon foundry
- Wafer post-processing with specialised suppliers, for example for dedicated coatings
- Package design and manufacturing
- Development of characterisation and production test systems
Our customers and ecosystem partners are leaders in their respective fields. If customer requirements change over time, we offer a collaborative approach and remain open to new possibilities, representing our flexibility as a company, always with reliable high-quality solutions in mind.