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Laboratory tests and scientific performances of the XAA1.2 front-end chip for space applications
Author(s): Ettore Del Monte; Enrico Costa; Giuseppe Di Persio; Marco Feroci; Marcello Mastropietro; Ennio Morelli; Luigi Pacciani; Geiland Porrovecchio; Alda Rubini; Paolo Soffitta
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Paper Abstract

The XAA1.2 chip is a low noise, self-triggered, data-driven and sparse readout ASIC chip with 128 input channels designed as a front-end electronic circuit for silicon-microstrip detectors and manufactured by Ideas ASA (Norway). The XAA1.2 has been selected as the front-end electronic circuit of the SuperAGILE experiment on-board the AGILE satellite mission. This chip underwent to extensive laboratory tests to evaluate its scientific performances. Particularly we have measured the electronic noise and threshold voltage in both configurations stand alone and bonded to a silicon microstrip detector and we have tested the chip thermal stability and radiation damage. In this paper we describe the measurements and we discuss the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557843
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Ettore Del Monte, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Enrico Costa, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Di Persio, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Marco Feroci, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Marcello Mastropietro, Istituto di Metodologie Inorganiche e dei Plasmi, CNR (Italy)
Ennio Morelli, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Luigi Pacciani, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Geiland Porrovecchio, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Alda Rubini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Paolo Soffitta, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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