NIRCA MkII block diagram

NIRCA MkII second-generation Control ASIC for EO IR image sensors

Integrated Detector Electronics AS at CMOS Image Sensors Workshop, Toulouse, France November 26th – 27th 2019

On behalf of the entire IDEAS team, our senior ASIC designer and project manager
Amir Hasanbegovic will present the status and preliminary results of the ongoing development of the NIRCA MkII.
This presentation will also include measurements and simulation results from our engineering model – pipeline ADC.

NIRCA MkII block diagram
NIRCA MkII block diagram

The NIRCA MkII ASIC is developed under the ESA project Control ASIC for Earth Observation Infrared Detector.
This project has been funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Norwegian Space Agency (NSA) and IDEAS

Multi-channel readout for arrays of SiPM – the IDE3380

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.

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