Core Expertise

CMOS Image Sensor (CIS)

Forza’s blend of core expertise culminates in a cutting-edge visible CMOS image sensor design. We combine our quality analog IP building blocks with state-of-the-art ADCs and intimate knowledge of image sensing to design high-quality image sensors that differentiate our customers’ products giving them a competitive advantage over off-the-shelf solutions.

  • Highly-integrated mixed-signal technology to create camera-systems-on-chip (Camera-SoC)
  • Ultra-high-resolution sensor design (208 megapixel)
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Infrared Readout IC (ROIC)

Forza has successfully designed dozens of readout ICs (ROIC) for a wide array of applications as well as different IR detector types including cryogenic infrared ROIC. Forza can help make your next IR imager a success by applying one of our innovative pixel or readout designs to your project.

  • Cryogenic ROIC design
  • CIF to 50 megapixel array formats
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Analog & Mixed-Signal IC Design

Forza designs begin with silicon-proven analog and mixed-signal building blocks from which our ADCs, Image Sensors and other world-class complete ICs are built.

  • Bandgap reference for temperature independent bias generation
  • Application optimized operational amplifiers (Opamps)
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Analog to Digital (ADC) and Digital to Analog (DAC) Converters

A key area of Forza core expertise is data converters, particularly high-performance ADCs. Our ADC designs form the backbone of many cutting-edge imager designs, providing data conversion with high signal fidelity, low power and low silicon area.

  • Application optimized ADC and DAC circuits from low power to high-speed to high-resolution ranging from 8-bit to 16-bit
  • Successive approximation AD converters
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High-Speed Data Transport, RF and Optoelectronic Design

Many of our sensor designs produce multiple gigabits/sec of imaging data. Forza relies on our vast IP library and design experience to architect and implement an optimal data transport solution.

  • High-speed optoelectronics for high-bandwidth data paths, supporting fiberoptic, microwave, and RF applications ranging from 10 to 40 Gbps
  • High-Speed, Low-Noise RF and Digital-Signal Chains
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Forza Advanced Imaging Techniques (HDR, 3D Integration)

Forza lives on the cutting-edge of image sensor design and we would not have it any other way. We regularly apply our Advanced Imaging techniques to enable solutions where there previously were none.

  • A prime example of Forza Advanced Imaging is our expertise in the area of High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR). We have silicon-proven, production-worthy designs that provide 140dB of system dynamic range with a linear pixel response
  • Forza is on the leading edge of 3D Integration techniques to drastically improve system performance to levels once thought impossible
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