The design of CMOS front-end electronics suitable for Silicon Photo-Multipliers (SiPM) is described in this paper, starting with the specification of an accurate electrical model of the detector and its experimental validation. A novel current-mode solution is proposed for the preamplifier and the discriminator, to cope with the large dynamic range and the extremely fast rise time of the detector signal. Experimental results achieved from front-end prototypes designed according to this current-mode approach demonstrate its effectiveness: dynamic range of the order of 50 pC and timing accuracy of the electronics alone of about 30 ps have been measured.
|Titolo:||ASIC development for SiPM readout|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1748-0221/4/03/P03004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|