Date posted: 2017-06-26
The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) was launched on June 15, 2017 into sun synchronous orbit at 550km altitude [REF1]. HXMT is a joint effort of (more…)

Date posted: 2017-05-18
We have started the new Eurostars project NGSDuo - a mixed radiation sensor system for combined hyper-spectral gamma imaging and neutron detection. The Eurostars project will be carried out by (more…)

Date posted: 2017-05-15
On Tuesday May 23 IDEAS will talk at the Space Engineering and Technology Final Presentation Days at ESTEC [REF1]. IDEAS has completed three projects, and results from all three projects will be presented: (more…)

Date posted: 2017-05-04
How to acquire electric charge from thousands of micro-strips in a double sided strip detector (DSSD)?  An answer was presented at the INSTR-17 conference by Khabarov et al. for the central tracker in the BM@N experiment [REF1]. They used 80 chips of the type VATAGP7.1 ASIC to read out a total of 10240 strips DSSD. (more…)

Date posted: 2017-03-17
The AD-BANG project partners from Czech Republic and Norway met at SINTEF Minalab on Monday 13. March 2017. The photo shows the participants from Prague IEAP CTU, DDAIR FNSPE CTU, NRPI, FME CTU and Oslo Integrated Detector Electronics AS and SINTEF. (more…)

Date posted: 2017-01-31
February 2017, Oslo, Norway Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS) signs 800kEUR contract with the European Space Agency to develop the next generation controller and acquisition system (IDE8420) for infrared cameras (more…)

Date posted: 2016-12-16
During the year 2016 the IDEAS team has been working on ROIC/ASIC development and prototype systems. The systems are available now: (more…)

Date posted: 2016-12-16
In the year 2016 the IDEAS team has worked on new ASICs for the readout of radiation detectors and imaging sensors:
  • IDE3380 - SiPM array readout ASIC, SIPHRA, (more)
  • IDE8410 - Image sensor readout controller, NIRCA, (Proc. SPIE DSS 2016)
  • IDE3466 - Space radiation monitor readout for ESA JUICE RADEM, (Proc. SPIE Astro. 2016)
  • IDE1163 - GEM readout,  gas electron multipliers, for BM@N
  • VATAGP9 - Silicon strip readout, 256 channels, for AEGIS at CERN
We have also designed test boards and a readout system (GALAO) (more…)

Date posted: 2016-10-18
The integrated circuit was developed under contract from ESA and the Norwegian Space Center. The IDEAS IDE3380 is a general purpose integrated circuit (IC) for the readout of silicon photomultipliers (SiPM). The SiPM is a relatively new type of optical sensor for the detection and timing of single photons. While the IC was designed primarily for arrays with many SiPM, it can also read out state-of-the-art photomultiplier tubes (PMT). Like PMT, SiPM and arrays of SiPM can be used for many applications, for example, medical imaging, life sciences, industrial scanning, and range finding. (more…)

Date posted: 2016-10-18
IDEAS to exhibit at 2016 IEEE NSS/MIC, Strasbourg, France IDEAS will be exhibiting at the 2016 IEEE NSS/MIC, Strasbourg, France, 1. November - 3. November 2016 (more…)

Date posted: 2016-06-01
IDEAS will be exhibiting at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation in Edinburgh, 28 June to 29 June. (more…)

Date posted: 2016-05-30
The 10th International Meeting on Front-End Electronics was held in Krakow on 30th May - 3rd June 2016. The FEE meeting provided an opportunity (more…)

Date posted: 2016-04-26
"Technologies for making space accessible and safe to operate" On April 26th-27th, Eurospace organizes its Research Development and Technology workshop at the Rolex Learning Center in Ecublens (Lausanne), Switzerland. (more…)

Date posted: 2016-04-17
IDEAS attends SPIE DCS 2016, Defense + Commercial Sensing, Baltimore Convention Center, (more…)

Date posted: 2016-02-22

The next generation X-ray observatory “Hitomi” (ASTRO-H) was developed in an international collaboration including Japan and NASA. The cutting edge instrument on board is the “X-ray micro-calorimeter,” which observes X-rays from space with the w (more…)


Date posted: 2016-01-11

Two members of the CPT-SCOPE team, namely Anastasiya Dykyy and Timo Stein, presented the preliminary results of the CPT-SCOPE flight-test aboard BEXUS 20 on October 10, 2015, at the 1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities. (more…)


Date posted: 2016-01-06

The Chinese satellite DAMPE is the newest high-energy particle detector in space. Detector read-out integrated circuits from IDEAS are enabling DAMPE to search for the elusive dark matter. (more…)


Date posted: 2015-12-01
CNES, ESA, AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE, THALES ALENIA SPACE, SODERN invited to the 4th Toulouse CMOS image sensors workshop entitled “CMOS Image Sensors for high performance applications”, in Toulouse on November 18th, 19th , 2015. The aim of this workshop was to focus on those custom CMOS image sensors that offer high performance thanks to specific design, technologies/processes or on-chip processing. (more…)

Date posted: 2015-11-01

On October 10, 2015 at 09:16:54 UTC the BEXUS 20 stratospheric balloon was launched from Esrange in Kiruna, northern-Sweden. On-board was the CPT-SCOPE instrument developed by students from Norway and Germany alongside two other student experiments HACORD (Belgium) and COSPA (Germany). The CPT-SCOPE team was the first Norwegian participation selected by European space experts for the Swedish-German BEXUS program which is supported by ESA and other organisations. (more…)


Date posted: 2015-10-15
IDEAS CEO Gunnar Maehlum held a talk on the topic "Space Sensors: for Jupiter, cosmos and the planet earth" at the 2015 Cutting Edge Festival at the Oslo Science Park. (more…)

Date posted: 2015-10-10
Dear all, After a number of delays due to other payloads and the successful launch of BEXUS 21 our instrument will fly aboard BEXUS 20 on October 10, 2015 scheduled at 14001130. The countdown begins at 1000 and I have to get going at 0600. Have a look on the live stream from Kiruna and wish luck: (more…)

Date posted: 2015-09-17
We have completed the first design iteration of NIRCA - the Near Infrared Readout and Controller ASIC for Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) under contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Norwegian Space Center. The project aims at future astronomical science and Earth observation missions, where NIRCA will be used with image sensors based on mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe, or MCT). (more…)

Date posted: 2015-09-09
IDEAS is exhibiting at the 7th Annual European CubeSat Symposium in Liège, Belgium on the 9th to the 11th of September, 2015. (more…)

Date posted: 2015-04-20
IDEAS attends SPIE DSS 2015, Defense, Security and Sensing, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD , United States, 20 - 24 April 2015. The company is represented by Aage Kalsaeg and Philip Paahlsson who presents the preliminary validation results on an ASIC for large array detectors.
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Date posted: 2014-11-15
IDEAS attends the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, in Seattle, USA, from Nov. 8. to Nov. 15. 2013. The company is represented by Aage Kalsaeg, Alf Olsen and Dirk Meier. (more…)

Date posted: 2014-06-22
IDEAS attends SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014, 22-27 June 2014, Palais des congrès de Montréal. The company's exhibitors booth is staffed by Philip Paahlsson and Dirk Meier. They present IDEAS ASICs and the company's work on an ASIC for large array detectors. (more…)

Date posted: 2013-10-27

IDEAS attends the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X ray and Gamma ray Detectors, at COEX in Seoul, Korea, from Oct. 27. to Nov. 2. 2013. The company is represented by Gunnar Maehlum and Dirk Meier at the Industry Exhibition.  The following articles are presented and co-authored by IDEAS.

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