C-Series 2018-05-07T14:35:23+00:00

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.

Ultra-low dark count30kHz/mm2 typical
High PDE>40%
High UniformityBest Vbr uniformity (±250mV) in the industry, with gain variation of <10%.
MLP PackageLow cost for high volume applications and reflow solder requirement.

Low Noise, Fast, Blue-Sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers

  • 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
  • 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

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. 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