Giant sensor

The Rockwell Science Center claims to have developed the world’s largest infrared image sensor. The sensor’s high resolution and electrical properties enable it to detect heat from distant celestial bodies. The sensor was developed for deep-space astronomy and has around 4.2 million pixels made from Mercury Cadmium Telluride and 13 million transistors. The device, which measures 4cm x 4 cm, was fabricated using a high-performance, low noise mixed signal CMOS process developed by partner Conexant Systems.