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Multiple Use SiPM Integrated Circuit (MUSIC) for Large Area and High Performance Sensors

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Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), University of Barcelona (ICCUB), 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Department Física Quàntica i Astrofísica, Institut de Ciències Del Cosmos (ICCUB), University of Barcelona (IEEC-UB), 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Fabian Khateb
Electronics 2021, 10(8), 961; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10080961
Received: 8 March 2021 / Revised: 7 April 2021 / Accepted: 12 April 2021 / Published: 17 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Sensor Readout Electronics for Precise Timing)
The 8-channel Multiple Use Silicon Photo-multiplier (SiPM) Integrated Circuit (MUSIC) Application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for SiPM anode readout has been designed for applications where large photo-detection areas are required. MUSIC offers three main features: (1) Sum of the eight input channels using a differential output driver, (2) eight individual single ended (SE) analog outputs, and (3) eight individual SE binary outputs using a time over threshold technique. Each functionality, summation and individual readout includes a selectable dual-gain configuration. Moreover, the signal sum implements a dual-gain output providing a 15-bit dynamic range. The circuit contains a tunable pole zero cancellation of the SiPM recovery time constant to deal with most of the available SiPM devices in the market. Experimental tests show how MUSIC can linearly sum signals from different SiPMs and distinguish even a few photons. Additionally, it provides a single photon output pulse width at half maximum (FWHM) between 5–10 ns for the analog output and a single-photon time resolution (SPTR) around 118 ps sigma using a Hamamatsu SiPM S13360-3075CS for the binary output. Lastly, the summation mode has a power consumption of ≈200 mW, whereas the individual readout consumes ≈30 mW/ch. View Full-Text
Keywords: large detection area; fast front-end electronics; summation; SiPM; scintillators; Cherenkov radiation large detection area; fast front-end electronics; summation; SiPM; scintillators; Cherenkov radiation
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Gómez, S.; Sánchez, D.; Mauricio, J.; Picatoste, E.; Sanuy, A.; Sanmukh, A.; Ribó, M.; Gascón, D. Multiple Use SiPM Integrated Circuit (MUSIC) for Large Area and High Performance Sensors. Electronics 2021, 10, 961. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10080961

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Gómez S, Sánchez D, Mauricio J, Picatoste E, Sanuy A, Sanmukh A, Ribó M, Gascón D. Multiple Use SiPM Integrated Circuit (MUSIC) for Large Area and High Performance Sensors. Electronics. 2021; 10(8):961. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10080961

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Gómez, Sergio, David Sánchez, Joan Mauricio, Eduardo Picatoste, Andreu Sanuy, Anand Sanmukh, Marc Ribó, and David Gascón. 2021. "Multiple Use SiPM Integrated Circuit (MUSIC) for Large Area and High Performance Sensors" Electronics 10, no. 8: 961. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10080961

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