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Title: Multichannel low power time-to-digital converter card with 21 ps precision and full scale range up to 10 μs

We present a Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC) card with a compact form factor, suitable for multichannel timing instruments or for integration into more complex systems. The TDC Card provides 10 ps timing resolution over the whole measurement range, which is selectable from 160 ns up to 10 μs, reaching 21 ps rms precision, 1.25% LSB rms differential nonlinearity, up to 3 Mconversion/s with 400 mW power consumption. The I/O edge card connector provides timing data readout through either a parallel bus or a 100 MHz serial interface and further measurement information like input signal rate and valid conversion rate (typically useful for time-correlated single-photon counting application) through an independent serial link.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy)
  2. Micro Photon Devices, via Stradivari 4, 39100 Bolzano (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392241
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS; CONNECTORS; FORM FACTORS; MHZ RANGE 01-100; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PHOTONS; READOUT SYSTEMS; RESOLUTION; SIGNALS