Sep 25 – 29, 2006
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Zurich timezone

Alibava : A portable readout system for silicon microstrip sensors

Sep 28, 2006, 12:40 PM
20m
Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

IFIC – Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular Edificio Institutos de Investgación Apartado de Correos 22085 E-46071 València SPAIN

Speakers

Ricardo Marco-Hernández (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, Valencia, Spain.) Salvador Martí i García (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC,Valencia, Spain.)

Description

A portable readout system for silicon microstrip sensors is currently being developed. This system uses a front-end readout chip, which was developed for the LHC experiments. The system will be used to investigate the main properties of this type of sensors and their future applications. The system is divided in two parts: a daughter board and a mother board. The first one is a small board which contains two readout chips and has fan-ins and sensor support to interface the sensors. The last one is intended to process the analogue data that comes from the readout chips and from external trigger signals, to control the whole system and to communicate with a PC via USB. The core of this board is a FPGA that controls the readout chips, a 10 bit ADC, an integrated TDC and an USB controller. This board also contains the analogue electronics to process the data that comes from the readout chips. There is also provision for an external trigger input (e.g. scintillator trigger) and a 'synchronised' trigger output for pulsing an external excitation source (e.g. laser system).

Primary author

Ricardo Marco-Hernández (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, Valencia, Spain.)

Co-authors

Mr Anthony Smith (Department of Physics, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.) Mr Ashley Greenall (Department of Physics, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.) Dr Carlos Lacasta (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC,Valencia, Spain.) Dr Carmen García (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC,Valencia, Spain.) Dr Gianluigi Casse (Department of Physics, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.) Dr Giulio Pellegrini (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona, IMB-CNM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain) Mr José Bernabeu (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC,Valencia, Spain.) Dr Manuel Lozano (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona, IMB-CNM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain) Mrs Mercedes Miñano (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC,Valencia, Spain.) Dr Miguel Ullán (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona, IMB-CNM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain) Mr Ricardo Martinez (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona, IMB-CNM, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain) Salvador Martí i García (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universidad de Valencia-CSIC,Valencia, Spain.)

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