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C-Series Family

Low Noise, Fast, Blue-Sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers

SensL’s C-Series sensors feature industry-leading low dark count rates of 30kHz/mm2 typical, in combination with exceptional breakdown voltage uniformity of ±250mV. The high PDE extends far into the blue part of the spectrum using a high-volume, P-on-N silicon process. C-Series is available in 1mm, 3mm and 6mm sensor sizes and a variety of formats, including a tileable SMT package that is compatible with industry standard, lead-free, reflow soldering processes. C-Series also feature SensL’s unique fast output.

If you are unsure as to whether C-Series is the best product line for your application, please take a look at our product selection guide pages.

Key Features

30kHz/mm2 typical

Best Vbr uniformity (±250mV) in the industry, with gain variation of <10%.
Low cost for high volume applications and reflow solder requirement.
  • Low-cost, high-performance product alternative to PMTs for a wide range of applications.
  • Exceptional breakdown voltage uniformity of ±250mV over all C-Series products
  • >40% PDE at 420nm, and extended sensitivity to 300nm for improved UV sensitivity
  • Ultra-fast rise times of 300ps with 600ps pulse width from SensL’s unique ‘fast output’ terminal.
  • Ultra-low dark count rates of 30kHz/mm2 even at +5V overvoltage
  • Temperature stability of 21.5mV/°C, negating the need for active voltage control
  • Bias voltage of <30V
  • Available in either a reflow solder compatible MLP package, TO-18 can, or ceramic, through-pin package with epoxy fill
  • 1mm, 3mm, and 6mm sensor sizes
  • Evaluation board with either SMA connectors or pins, for easy evaluation, are available

C-Series Product Images

Specification Summary

Please refer to the C-Series Datasheet for a complete list of features and technical details.

ParameterMin.Typ.Max.UnitsNotes
Breakdown Voltage (Vbr)24.224.7V
Recommended overvoltage (Voltage above Vbr)15V
Spectral Range300800nm
Peak Wavelength420nm
PDE (Photon Detection Effieciency)47%50um microcell @ Vbr + 5.0V, at peak wavelength
Gain (anode to cathode readout)6x10650um microcell @ Vbr + 2.5V
Dark Count Rate3096kHz/mm2@ Vbr + 2.5V
Temperature dependence of Vbr21.5mV/oC

C-Series eStore

Welcome to the SensL eStore.  Here you can quickly purchase sample quantities of all SiPM sensors including the C-Series.  If you require a formal quote or have a high volume requirement please email our sales team.

To the right is a list of our most popular C-Series products.

Please visit the main eStore for the full range of products.

Part Number Ordering Information

Part NumberItem DescriptionSilicon SeriesSensor Size in mm (XX)Package Type
ArrayC-10035-64P-BGA8x8 Array of MicroFC-10035-SMT on PCB with INDIVIDUAL pixel fast and standard readout. BGA I/O InterfaceC1PCB
ArrayC-10035-64P-EVBSingle Pixel SMA Evaluation Board with a permantently attached ArrayC-10035-64PC1PCB
ArrayC-30035-144P-PCB12x12 Array of MicroFC-30035-SMT on PCB with INDIVIDUAL fast and standard readout. Four side tileable PCB. Connector Style I/OC3PCB
ArrayC-30035-16P-PCB4x4 Array of MicroFC-30035-SMT on PCB with INDIVIDUAL pixel fast and standard readout. Four side tileable PCB. Connector Style I/OC3PCB
ArrayC-60035-4P-BGA2x2 Array of MicroFC-60035-SMT on PCB with INDIVIDUAL pixel standard readout only. BGA I/O InterfaceC6PCB
ArrayC-60035-4P-EVBSingle Pixel SMA Evaluation Board with a permantently attached ArrayC-60035-4PC6PCB
ArrayC-60035-64P-PCB8x8 Array of MicroFC-60035-SMT on PCB with INDIVIDUAL pixel fast and standard readout. Four side tileable PCB. Connector Style I/OC6PCB
ArrayX-BOB3-144PPixelated Break out board for evaluating the 12x12 3mm SMT Arrays (No active electronics; 3 SMA connectors)C,JPCB
ArrayX-BOB3-16PPixelated Break out board for evaluating the 4x4 3mm SMT Arrays (No active electronics; 3 SMA connectors)C,JPCB
ArrayX-BOB3-16P-SUMSummed Break out board for evaluating the 4x4 3mm SMT Arrays (No active electronics; 3 SMA connectors)C,JPCB
ArrayX-BOB6-64PP{ixelated Break out board for evaluating the 8x8 6mm SMT Arrays (No active electronics; 3 SMA connectors)C,JPCB
ArrayX-BOB6-64P-SUMSummed Break out board for evaluating the 8x8 6mm SMT Arrays (No active electronics; 3 SMA connectors)C,JPCB
MicroFC-10010-SMT1mm FC Detector with 10u microcells in SMT packageC1SMT
MicroFC-10010-X181mm FC Detector with 10u microcells in TO-18 package (Fast Mode Compatible)C1TO18
MicroFC-10020-SMT1mm FC Detector with 20u microcells in SMT packageC1SMT
MicroFC-10020-X181mm FC Detector with 20u microcells in TO-18 package (Fast Mode Compatible)C1TO18
MicroFC-10035-SMT1mm FC Detector with 35u microcells in SMT packageC1SMT
MicroFC-10035-X181mm FC Detector with 35u microcells in TO-18 package (Fast Mode Compatible)C1TO18
MicroFC-10050-SMT1mm FC Detector with 50u microcells in SMT packageC1SMT
MicroFC-10050-X181mm FC Detector with 50u microcells in TO-18 package (Fast Mode Compatible)C1TO18
MicroFC-30020-SMT3mm FC Detector with 20u microcells in SMT packageC3SMT
MicroFC-30035-SMT3mm FC Detector with 35u microcells in SMT packageC3SMT
MicroFC-30050-SMT3mm FC Detector with 50u microcells in SMT packageC3SMT
MicroFC-60035-SMT6mm FC Detector with 35u microcells in SMT packageC6SMT
MicroFC-SMA-10010MicroFC-10010-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C1SMA
MicroFC-SMA-10020MicroFC-10020-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C1SMA
MicroFC-SMA-10035MicroFC-10035-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C1SMA
MicroFC-SMA-10050MicroFC-10050-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C1SMA
MicroFC-SMA-30020MicroFC-30020-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C3SMA
MicroFC-SMA-30035MicroFC-30035-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C3SMA
MicroFC-SMA-30050MicroFC-30050-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C3SMA
MicroFC-SMA-60035MicroFC-60035-SMT mounted onto a PCB with THREE SMA Connectors (No Active Electronics)C6SMA
MicroFC-SMTPA-10010MicroFC-10010-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC1SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-10020MicroFC-10020-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC1SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-10035MicroFC-10035-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC1SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-10050MicroFC-10050-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC1SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-30020MicroFC-30020-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC3SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-30035MicroFC-30035-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC3SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-30050MicroFC-30050-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC3SMTPA
MicroFC-SMTPA-60035MicroFC-60035-SMT mounted on a pin adapter boardC6SMTPA
MicroSC-10035-X131mm FC Detector with 35u microcells in X13 package (Two Terminals)C1X13
MicroSC-30035-X13C Series 3mm Detector with 35um in X13 TWO TERMINAL package (Standard Mode Only)C3X13
MicroSC-60035-X13C Series 6mm Detector with 35um in X13 TWO TERMINAL package (Standard Mode Only)C6X13
PCArrayFC-12041-X052x2 SPAD C-Series array with 20u SPADS. 10-Pin TO style package.C1TO