Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS) Secures Contract with European Space Agency for Radiation Monitoring Units in EU Galileo Second Generation Satellites

Oslo, Norway – Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS), a leading provider of cutting-edge detector electronics solutions, is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) on behalf of the EU Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) to deliver Radiation Monitoring Units for the EU Galileo Second Generation satellites. This contract marks a significant milestone in advancing space exploration and ensuring the safety and reliability of satellite operations.
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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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