Résumé du preprint DAPNIA-06-697

DAPNIA-06-697
14-Bit and 2GS/s Low Power Digitizing Boardsfor Physics Experiments
D. Breton, E. Delagnes
The trend in data acquisition systems for modern physics experiments is to digitize analog signals closer and closer to 
the detector. The digitization systems have followed the progress of commercial analog to digital converters. 
The state of the art for these devices is currently 200 MSample/s for a 14-bit range. The new boards, 
described in this paper, have been designed to improve these performances by more than an order of magnitude. 
This board mainly includes 4 channels sampling analog data up to 2 GSamples/s with an analog bandwidth of 300 MHz, 
and digitizing it with a 14-bit dynamic range. It is based on the custom-designed MATACQ chip. The latters 
innovative design permits reaching these performances with power consumption smaller than 1W, thus allowing 
a total consumption below 20W for the whole board. The board is triggerable either by internal or external signals 
and several boards are easily synchronizable. The board integrates USB, GPIB and VME interfaces that permit a 
readout speed of up to 500 events/s with the whole memory depth of the 4 channels read.

 

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