Andon image sensors and carrier sockets
Alrad Imaging has added Andon image sensors and carrier sockets to its product portfolio. Andon has the largest range of image sensor sockets in the industry, including sockets for Atmel, Dalsa, e2v, Fairchild, Hamamatsu, Kodak, Marconi, Micron, Motorola, National, NEC, Peripheral Imaging, Phillips, Site, Sony, TI, and Toshiba.
Image sensor sockets provide higher reliability, because the sockets can be soldered to the motherboard in large quantities. Later, as required, the sensors can be plugged-in or unplugged and upgraded easily. Advantages include: reduced static discharge; reduced soldering temperatures, which can effect the colour array; the need to de-solder CCD is eliminated; assembly line temperatures, humidity, and shock are reduced.