we describe the NIRCAM2, i.e. the first two-dimensional array of 64x8 pixels equipped with readout electronics. The chip includes 64 analog to digital converters, dark current cancellation circuitry and test/calibration facilities. We report on its fabrication, electronic as well as optoelectronic characterization, operation as a CMOS near infrared image sensor.
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