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Application-specific integrated-circuit-based multianode microchannel array readout system
Author(s): Larry G. Smeins; John M. Stechman; Edward H. Cole
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Paper Abstract

Size reduction of two new multi-anode microchannel array (MAMA) readout systems is described. The systems are based on two analog and one digital application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The new readout systems reduce volume over previous discrete designs by 80 percent while improving electrical performance on virtually every significant parameter. Emphasis is made on the packaging used to achieve the volume reduction. Surface mount technology (SMT) is combined with modular construction for the analog portion of the readout. SMT reliability concerns and the board area impact of MIL SPEC SMT components is addressed. Package selection for the analog ASIC is discussed. Future sytems will require even denser packaging and the volume reduction progression is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1549, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48327
Show Author Affiliations
Larry G. Smeins, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
John M. Stechman, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Edward H. Cole, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1549:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Richard E. Rothschild, Editor(s)

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