Image Number 4 for United States Patent #8334534.
A sensor includes at least one micro-patterned diode pixel that has a diode implemented in, on, or under a diaphragm, and the diaphragm in turn being implemented above a cavity. The diode is contacted via supply leads that are implemented at least in part in, on, or under the diaphragm, and the diode is implemented in a polycrystalline semiconductor layer. The diode is implemented by way of two low-doped diode regions or at least one low-doped diode region. At least parts of the supply leads are implemented by way of highly doped supply lead regions of the shared polycrystalline semiconductor layer.