18-22 February 2019
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

RD53A: a large-scale prototype chip for the phase II upgrade in the serially powered HL-LHC pixel detectors

20 Feb 2019, 10:15


Talk Semiconductor Detectors Semiconductor Detectors


Aleksandra Dimitrievska (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))


The phase II upgrade of the HL-LHC experiments within the LHC intends to deepen the studies of the Higgs boson and to allow the discovery of further particles by adding an integrated luminosity of about $4000 fb^{-1}$ over 10 years of operation. This upgrade would overwhelm the installed pixel detector readout chips with higher hit rates and radiation levels than ever before. To match these extreme requirements the RD53 collaboration, a joint effort between ATLAS and CMS, developed RD53A, a new generation pixel detector readout chip prototype manufactured in a $65 nm$ CMOS technology. It is half the size of the final pixel chips and designed to meet requirements in the face of $3 GHz{/}cm^2$ hit rate after irradiation to $500 Mrad$. The detector is capable to use $50x50 \mu m^2$ or $25x100 \mu m^2$ pixels with high readout speed of up to 4 links per chip with $1.28 Gbit{/}s$ each. Shunt-LDO regulators integrated on the bottom of the chip provide the required voltages to the two power domains, analog and digital. These regulators enable serially powering of the pixel modules, which is the only feasible, radiation hard scheme to ensure acceptable power cable losses and to stay within the material budget for the future pixel detectors. An overview of the status and challenges of serial powering and the shunt-LDO regulator development will be given.


RD53 Collaboration Mr Andreas Stiller (Fachhochschule Dortmund)

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