Feb 15 – 19, 2016
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

A 65 nm CMOS analog processor with zero dead time for future pixel detectors

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Board: 81
Poster Electronics


Luigi Gaioni (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)


Next generation pixel chips at the High-Luminosity (HL) LHC will be exposed to extremely high levels of radiation and particle rates. In the so-called Phase II upgrade, ATLAS and CMS will need a completely new tracker detector, complying with the very demanding operating conditions and the delivered luminosity (up to 5 × 10$^{34}$cm$^{−2}$s$^{−1}$ in the next decade). This work is concerned with the design of a synchronous analog processor with zero dead time developed in a 65 nm CMOS technology, conceived for pixel detectors at the HL-LHC experiment upgrades. It includes a low noise, fast charge sensitive amplifier featuring a detector leakage compensation circuit, and a compact single ended comparator that guarantees very good performance in terms of channel-to-channel dispersion of threshold without needing any pixel-level trimming. A 3-bit Flash ADC is exploited for digital conversion immediately after the preamplifier. The conference paper will provide a thorough discussion on the design of the different blocks making up the analog front-end channel.

Primary author

Luigi Gaioni (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)


David Christian (Fermilab) Davide Braga (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Farah Fahim (Fermilab) Grzegorz Deptuch (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Lodovico Ratti (University of Pavia) Thomas Zimmerman (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Valerio Re (INFN)

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