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Readout ASIC for x-ray CCDs
Author(s): Jordi Calafell; Andrew Holland; Ian Hutchinson; Marcus French; Lawrence Jones; Andrea Fant
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and operation of a low noise analogue readout system for X-ray CCDs (at up-to 1MHz pixel rate) for e2v's CCDs. A major part of the system is Correlated Double Sampler (CDS) Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) designed in collaboration with the CCLRC. Here we discuss the ASIC specification, design and applications, together with the measured performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5898, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV, 58981Q (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.640299
Show Author Affiliations
Jordi Calafell, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Holland, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Hutchinson, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Marcus French, CCLRC (United Kingdom)
Lawrence Jones, CCLRC (United Kingdom)
Andrea Fant, CCLRC (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5898:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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