This letter describes a 16×8 -pixel array based on single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) optimized for the readout of a tracking detector based on plastic scintillation fibers targeting ultrafast neutrons. Each pixel of 125 ×250μm2 size contains 30 SPADs, an 80-ps 10-b time-to-digital converter (TDC), a 5-b intensity counter, a finite state machine (FSM) that manages the recording of data and a three-word-deep FIFO memory for parallel acquisition and readout, achieving 32.1% pixel fill factor. A combined, programmable current-based local, and global triggering mechanism correlates the photon detection activity in time to distinguish asynchronous charged particle trace events from background noise even with a poor SNR.

A 16x8 Digital-SiPM Array With Distributed Trigger Generator for Low SNR Particle Tracking

Manuzzato, Enrico;Gasparini, Leonardo;Perenzoni, Matteo;Zou, Yu;Parmesan, Luca;Marafini, M.
2019

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This letter describes a 16×8 -pixel array based on single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) optimized for the readout of a tracking detector based on plastic scintillation fibers targeting ultrafast neutrons. Each pixel of 125 ×250μm2 size contains 30 SPADs, an 80-ps 10-b time-to-digital converter (TDC), a 5-b intensity counter, a finite state machine (FSM) that manages the recording of data and a three-word-deep FIFO memory for parallel acquisition and readout, achieving 32.1% pixel fill factor. A combined, programmable current-based local, and global triggering mechanism correlates the photon detection activity in time to distinguish asynchronous charged particle trace events from background noise even with a poor SNR.
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