Conceptual Detector
Sensor Interconnection Frontend Analog Signal Digital Signal Data
readout Processing Processing Acquisition Analysis Display
Neutron conversion Bump Bonding (eutectic Pb-Sn, Ag-Sn,In, Gold) Medipix2, 3 MUROS2 Medisoft4
p+-in-n pixels/strips SLID-ICV (eutectic Cu-Sn) Timepix     Pixelman
n-in-p wire bonding HAL25      
n-in-n "monolithic"-style VFAT      
n-in-n oxygenated          
c-Si   PSI46      
a-Si:H   Beetle ALIBAVA**
Diamond (pixels, strips, 3D)   Harris APV6      
GaAs, CdTe, CZT   FEI3, FEI4 PixLib USBPix
    NINO(32) HPTDC      
**Also does charge collection

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The various Silicon Sensor technologies at a glance, here.


Silicon 'flavours'
  • p+-in-n
  • n-in-n
  • n-in-p
  • n-in-n oxide
  • c-Si (crystalline Si)
  • a-Si:H (amorphous hydrogenated Si)

Non Silicon
GaAs, CdTe, CZT


  • bump bonding (eutectic Pb-Sn, Ag-Sn,In, Gold)
  • wire bonding
  • SLID-ICV (eutectic Cu-Sn)

Signal Processing

Data Processing

  • MUROS2
  • Medisoft4
  • Pixelman
  • PixLib

Readout ASICs for strip sensors

Readout ASICs for pixel sensors

APS technologies available
Name Pixels Pixel size (m) System noise (e) Frames/s
Startracker 525 ? 525 25 >100 10
Opic 64 ? 72 40 >100 >3700
Vanilla 520 ? 520 25 34-52* 1-100**
LAS 1350 ? 1350 40 40-62* 20**

*Indicate the noise range which is dependent on the reset type. **The rates depend on whether full-frame or ROI read-out is used.

-- SotirisFragkiskos - 05-Sep-2011

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