Low Power Embedded Processing of Scintillation Events with Silicon Photo Multipliers

Richard Haigh, David Upton, Peter Mather, Martin Sibley

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Abstract

The advancement and use of silicon photo multiplier (SiPM) technology has enabled portable devices for applications such as scintillation detection to be developed. The proposed analogue to digital converter (ADC) architecture and field programmable gate array (FPGA) system configuration advances on analogue signal processing methods, traditionally employed for gamma isotope identification applications. This is achieved by high speed sampling of SiPM output signals and real-time FPGA processing, whilst consuming low power, thus extending device operation times. Results demonstrate 7-bit peak capture accuracy of an 8 μs scintillation event, using a 25 MHz ADC sample rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXXIInd International Union of Radio Science General Assembly & Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS 2017)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789082598704
ISBN (Print)9781509044696
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2017
EventXXXIInd International Union of Radio Science General Assembly & Scientific Symposium - Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 201726 Aug 2017
Conference number: 32
http://www.ursi2017.org/welcome_e.shtml (Link to Symposium Website)

Conference

ConferenceXXXIInd International Union of Radio Science General Assembly & Scientific Symposium
Abbreviated titleURSI GASS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMontreal
Period19/08/1726/08/17
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