Image sensors provide the foundation of every vision system. In all applications, the selection of the right sensor is key. There are many criteria to consider when determining which sensor best meets your system’s requirements. Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) works to convert light to electrons. These conductors are usually found in digital cameras and play a crucial role in getting that final photo. Whether digital cameras are being designed for personal or professional use the reaction to light and the image quality can be tested before the final product is delivered. CMOS sensor socket is specifically designed and manufactured to ensure optimum higher results during testing. These sockets reduce ESD board. High temperature soldering, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and cleaning agents can damage the sensor and its pixel structure during camera or system assembly. Sensor sockets are soldered onto the circuit board(PCB) instead of the sensor to avoid sensor damage during production. In this same way, PCBS can be recovered when with a faulty sensor is soldered to it.
Sensor sockets ensure the easy interchangeability of pin-compatible sensors, allowing you to offer a range of sensor options to your customers without additional R&D effort or needing multiple SKUs in your inventory. LLC, DIP and PGA sockets ensure safe washing of PCBs, X-Ray inspection of the solder joints and a timely PCB production run independent of the sensor availability. By enabling sensors to be inserted after reflow soldering processes, the high-quality sockets ensure image sensors don’t need to be subjected to high soldering temperatures. It also minimizes unnecessary handling, thereby reducing the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD), as well as the need for cleaning solutions, which can scratch the glass plate of the sensor and risk blistering the PCB. Assembly line vibration is also avoided.