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Title: Readout electronics for LGAD sensors
Author: Alonso Casanovas, Oscar
Franch Masdeu, Nil
Canals Gil, Joan
Palacio Bonet, Francisco
López de Miguel, Manuel
Vilà i Arbonès, Anna Maria
Diéguez Barrientos, Àngel
Carulla, Montserrat, 1930-
Flores, D.
Hidalgo, S.
Merlos, A.
Pellegrini, G.
Quirion, D.
Keywords: Circuits electrònics
Electronic circuits
Issue Date: 22-Feb-2017
Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract: In this paper, an ASIC fabricated in 180 nm CMOS technology from AMS with the very front-end electronics used to readout LGAD sensors is presented as well as its experimental results. The front-end has the typical architecture for Si-strip readout, i.e., preamplification stage with a Charge Sensitive Amplifier (CSA) followed by a CR-RC shaper. Both amplifiers are based on a folded cascode structure with a PMOS input transistor and the shaper only uses passive elements for the feedback stage. The CSA has programmable gain and a configurable input stage in order to adapt to the different input capacitance of the LGAD sensors (pixelated, short and long strips) and to the different input signal (depending on the gain of the LGAD). The fabricated prototype has an area of 0.865 mm × 0.965 mm and includes the biasing circuit for the CSA and the shaper, 4 analog channels (CSA+shaper) and programmable charge injection circuits included for testing purposes. Noise and power analysis performed during simulation fixed the size of the input transistor to W/L = 860 μm/0.2 μm. The shaping time is fixed by design at 1 us and, in this ASIC version, the feedback elements of the shaper are passive, which means that the area of the shaper can be reduced using active elements in future versions. Finally, the different gains of the CSA have been selected to maintain an ENC below 400 electrons for a detector capacitor of 20 pF, with a power consumption of 150 μ W per channel.
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It is part of: Journal of Instrumentation, 2017, vol. 12
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ISSN: 1748-0221
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