Archive for May, 2017

Announcement of the fifth Harvest Imaging Forum in December 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Mark now already your agenda for the fifth Harvest Imaging Forum, scheduled for December 2017.

After the succesful gatherings in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, I am happy to announce a next one.  Also this fifth Harvest Imaging Forum will be a high-level, technical, short course focusing on one particular hot topic in the field of solid-state imaging.  The audience will be strictly limited, just to stimulate as much as possible the interaction between the participants and speaker(s).

The subject of the fifth forum will be :

Low-Noise Analog CMOS Circuit Design : from devices to circuits”.

More information about the speaker and the agenda of the forum will follow in the coming days/weeks, but I wanted to share this announcement with you as early as possible to make sure you can keep your agenda free on these days (Dec. 7-8 or Dec. 11-12, 2017).


May 16th, 2017.


Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The webpage for the new Harvest Imaging project, related to reproducibilityvariability and reliability of CMOS image sensors is ready !

In this Harvest Imaging project the reproducibility, the variability and the reliability of the CMOS imagers will be analyzed :

  • Reproducibility : will give quantitative information about how well particular measurements and retrieved performance data do reproduce if the devices are measured over and over again by means of the same calibrated measurement equipment,
  • Variability : will give quantitative information about the spread of the performance data from sensor to sensor/from camera to camera,
  • Reliability : will give quantitative information about the stability of the sensor and camera performance over time.

The measurements are done on a higher-end, more expensive camera with a global shutter CMOS sensor and on a lower-end, cheaper camera with a rolling shutter CMOS sensor. The cameras will be thoroughly measured every 6 months over a period of 5 years.  The yearly reports about the measurement results will become available in the Summer of each calendar year (Summer ’17, Summer ’18, Summer ’19, Summer ’20 and Summer ’21). A customer can step into this project at any given time, but the earlier the more attractive the pricing of the report(s) will be.  Once a customer has stepped into the project, he/she will automatically receive all reports that are produced AFTER the date he/she stepped in.

For more information, please check out :

Albert, 2/5/2017.