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Title: Characterization of Silicon Detector Readout Electronics

Configuration and calibration of the front-end electronics typical of many silicon detector configurations were investigated in a lab activity based on a pair of strip sensors interfaced with FSSR2 read-out chips and an FPGA. This simple hardware configuration, originally developed for a telescope at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility, was used to measure thresholds and noise on individual readout channels and to study the influence that different configurations of the front-end electronics had on the observed levels of noise in the system. An understanding of the calibration and operation of this small detector system provided an opportunity to explore the architecture of larger systems such as those currently in use at LHC experiments.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Purdue U.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1249529
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-15-207-E
1387425
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: JINST; Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 07; Conference: 2nd International Summer School on INtelligent Signal Processing for FrontIEr Research and Industry, Paris, France, 07/15-07/25/2014
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY