Integrated Circuits Products

Rev. 2018-10-26
Integrated Detector Electronics AS
Gjerdrums Vei 19, 0484 Oslo, Norway
https://www.ideas.no

IDEAS integrated circuits are designed for the readout of radiation detectors and image sensors. The circuits are available as bare dice or packaged chips, sold from stock and supplied on short notice. Although the ICs are application specific (ASIC) they are also suited for other applications. A development system, called Galao kit, is available for most circuits to accelerate new product developments.

IDEAS – Integrated Detector Electronics AS – is a fabless IC supplier based in Oslo, Norway. The company designs integrated circuits (ICs) and systems for radiation detection and imaging.
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Amplifiers

These are arrays of low-noise amplifiers (LNA) or charge sensing amplifiers (CSA), with track-and-hold (T&H) and multiplexed output (mux). This include the Viking Amplifiers (VA).

Circuit ID Description and Restrictions Application, Reference Sensor/Detector (examples)
IDE1060 EARL 34 LNA, diff. in/out, 8 gain, 4.3nV/√Hz at 10kHz, 20mW/LNA, 3.5VDD, 77K to 20°C, 10.1016/j.nima.2008.05.015 Infrared sensor and focal plane array readout, 10.1117/12.858063 MCT, HgCdTe
IDE1140 64 CSA (±200 fC, 6.5 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height Charged particle tracking, e.g., AMS, DAMPE 10.1016/j.nima.2008.05.015 Silicon (Si) strips
IDE1160 32 CSA (-5 pC to +13 pC, 2 µs), mux. output pulse height Spectroscopy or calorimetry, e.g. DAMPE 10.1016/j.nima.2015.01.036 Photomultiplier (PMT)
IDE1162 32 CSA (±1.5 pC, 2 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height Charged particle tracking Wire chamber, MWPC
IDE1163 32 CSA (±750 fC, 0.5 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height Charged particle tracking, e.g. BM@N Wire chamber, MWPC
IDE1180 AMADEUS 16 CSA (prg. ±50, ±100, ±200, ±400 fC, 40 ns), with T&H, output for every amplifier Spectroscopy, imaging, e.g. ultra-violet, neutron detectors, 10.1117/12.2058412 Micro-channel plate (MCP, GEM, RPC, MSGC, MWPC, TPC)
VASCM3 128 CSA (±1 pC to ±20 pC) switched current mode, correlated double sampling, dead time free readout, mux. output of sampled values Current mode x-ray readout, portal imaging, radiation dosimetry, 10.1016/j.nima.2004.03.079 Silicon, thin-film transistor (TFT) arrays, CZT, Hgl
VA32HDR14.2 32 CSA (-2 pC to + 13 pC, 2 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height CALET
VA32HDR14.3 32 CSA (-20 pC to + 8 pC, 2 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height Readout system for multi-anode PMT, e.g., ROSMAP  Multi-anode photomultiplier (MA-PMT)
VA2 128 CSA (±14 fC, 2 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height, 10.1016/0168-9002(94)90140-6 Charged particle tracking10.1016/S0168-9002(02)01062-8 Silicon (Si) strips and pads

ADC – Analog-to-Digital Converters

These are analog-to-digital converters, with and without triple modular redundancy (TMR). The TMR increases the radiation tolerance. The ADCs are IDEAS intellectual property (IP) blocks and can be combined with other circuits.

Circuit ID Description and Restrictions Application, Reference Sensor/Detector (examples)
TBD(1) SAR, 12-bit, 2 Msps, 10.5 ENOB, 25 mW, TMR IScience, Space SiPM/PMT with APOCAT
TBD(2) SAR, 12-bit, 50 ksps, 11.5 ENOB, 1 mW, TMR Science, Space SiPM/PMT with SIPHRA
TBD(3) Pipeline, 14-bit, 12 Msps, 13 ENOB, 250 mW, TMR Science, Space MCT with NIRCA Mk2
TBD(4) Pipeline, 14-bit, 20 Msps, 350 mW Image Sensors MBA with MINC

ROICs for Radiation Detectors with Pulse Height Spectroscopy

These are arrays of charge sensitive amplifiers (CSA) with track and hold (T&H) and comparators to generate a trigger for the pulse height readout.

Circuit ID Description and Restrictions Application, Reference Sensor/Detector
IDE3160 32 CSA (-5 pC to +13 pC, 2 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height and one trigger Spectroscopy or calorimetry, e.g., DAMPE 10.1016/j.nima.2015.01.036 Photomultiplier (PMT)
VATAGP7 128 CSA (±30 fC, 0.5 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height and address Charged particle tracking 10.1016/j.nima.2015.03.078 Si, hybrid photon detector (HPD), GEM
VATAGP8 128 CSA (±250 fC, 0.5 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height and address Charged particle tracking, neutron detector Si, hybrid photon detector (HPD)
VATAGP9 256 CSA (±90 fC, 2 µs), T&H, mux. output pulse height and address Charged particle tracking, e.g. AEGIS Si strips and pads
IDE3421 128 CSA (prg. up to ±500 fC) with sampling pipeline, mux. output of sampled values and address, footnote 1. Gamma spectroscopy, isotope identification, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551939, e.g., COBRA CZT, CdTe, TlBr, Germanium
VATA64HDR16 64 CSA (-20 pC to +50 pC, 50 ns to 300 ns), T&H, mux. output pulse height and timing, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5874056 Ring Image Cherenkov detectors (RICH), 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2011.04.049 Silicon photo multiplier (SiPM, MPPC)
VATA32P 32 CSA (23 fC, 3 comparators, digital logic pulse outputs Small animal PET, 10.1016/j.nima.2007.03.018 CdTe
VATA211P 1024 CSA (-60 fC, 0.8 µs), 32×32 2d-pixel array (300-µm pitch) and 1 cathode readout, trigger on charge above threshold, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4775162 CSTD – Compton Semiconductor Tracker Detector, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4775195 CZT pixels
VATA241 64 CSA (+30 fC, 0.16 µs), CFD, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4775195 Brain PET compatible with MRI, 10.1109/TNS.2011.2152856 APDs with monolithic LYSO
VATA450 64 CSA (±16 fC, 3 µs), T&H, 10-bit ADC in every channel, outputs digitized pulse height and trigger, Mikkelsen et al., AMICSA 2010 see footnote 1. ASTRO-H, soft gamma-ray detector (SGD), arxiv.org/pdf/1010.4997.pdf CZT, CdTe
VATA451 64 CSA (±1.6 fC, 3 µs), T&H, 10-bit ADC per channel, outputs digitized pulse height and trigger, footnote 1. Focusing optics x-ray solar imager (FOXSI), 10.1109/TNS.2011.2154342 Silicon (Si), silicon drift detector (SDD)
VATA453 64 CSA (-320fC to +400fC, 4.5 µs), T&H, 10-bit ADC per channel, outputs digitized pulse height & trigger, footnote 1. Gamma ray imager/polarimeter for solar flares (GRIPS), 10.1117/12.926450 Germanium (Ge)
VATA460 32 CSA (±95 fC, 2 µs), T&H, 10-bit ADC per channel, outputs digitized pulse height and trigger, footnote 1. BepiColombo MMO, MPPE instrument, 10.1016/j.pss.2008.06.003 Silicon strips
VATA461 32 CSA (±5.5 fC, 3 µs), T&H, 10-bit ADC per channel, outputs digitized pulse height and trigger, footnote 1. ASTRO-H, hard x-ray imager (HXI), 10.1016/j.nima.2014.05.127, 10.1117/12.2055629 CdTe, CZT
VATA462 32 CSA (±500 fC, 3 µs), T&H, 10-bit ADC per channel, outputs digitized pulse height and trigger, footnote 1. ASTRO-H, GRB with BGO Avalanche photodiodes (APD) with BGO scintillator
IDE4001T4 1 CSA (-6 fC to -30 pC, 2 µs), single channel analyzer (SCA) Portable linear energy transfer spectrometer Silicon

ROICs for Radiation Detectors w/ Timing, Counting and Spectroscopy

Arrays of charge sensitive amplifiers (CSA), current-mode input stages (CMIS), peak detectors (PD), track-and-hold (T&H) and comparators for timing, counting and data readout.

Circuit ID Description and Restrictions Application, Reference Sensor/Detector
IDE3465 16 CSA (±2.6 pC, 1 µs, 0.25 µs) and 4 CSA (±26 pC, 1 µs, 0.25 µs), mux. output pulse height and trigger pulses from all inputs, footnote 1, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829764 Charged particle counting, radiation monitoring, space 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829497 Silicon strips/pads/diodes, PMT, MWPC
IDE3466 32 CSA (+1 pC, 1 µs, 0.25 µs) and 4 CSA (+26 pC, 1 µs, 0.25 µs), with prg. single-channel analyzers and counters, track and hold, mux. output pulse height, 10.1117/12.2231901 Charged particle counting, radiation monitoring, space, JUICE mission 10.4236/jamp.2016.42052 Silicon strips/pads/diodes
CA3 32/64 CSA (-5 fC) with programmable thresholds and counters, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5401785 Energy resolved photon counting, line scanners 10.1088/0031-9155/53/15/002 CdTe, CZT
IDE4184 128 CSA (-12 fC, 0.5 µs), T&H, output pulse height and address, see Mikkelsen et al., AMICSA 2008 Gamma spectroscopy, imaging DOI: 10.1109/I2MTC.2012.6229184 Cadmium zinc telluride (CZT, CdTe)
IDE4281 12 CSA (-5 fC, 0.5 µs), T&H, outputs pulse height and address, 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829763 Gamma spectroscopy, space 110.1117/12.409149 CZT, CdTe
IDE3380 SIPHRA 16 CMIS and CSA (-16nC, -8nC, -4nC, -400pC, +40pC, +4pC, +0.4pC, 0.2 µs to 1.6 µs), summing channel, current mode input stage, T&H, 12bit/50ksps SAR ADC, SPI, 110.13140/RG.2.1.1460.8882 GRIPS, LaBr/SiPM, spectroscopy, fibers, HERD SiPM, MPPC, PMT, MA-PMT
IDE3381 APOCAT 16 CMIS/CSA (-800pC, -400pC, -200pC, -100pC, ±40pC, ±1pC, 50ns, 150ns, 300ns, 2μs), 4×22-bit counters/ch., PD, T&H, 12-bit/2Msps ADC, SPI Array Photon Counters Above Threshold, ASO-S, 10.1117/12.2189062 SiPM, MPPC, PMT, MA-PMT

ROICs for Image Sensors

The following ICs have been designed for the readout of large area imaging arrays.

Circuit ID Description and Restrictions Application, Reference Sensor/Detector
IDE8411 NIRCA Near infrared readout controller ASIC (NIRCA), 4 × 12-bit, 2 Msps ADC, prg. gain and offsets, 8 digital inputs, prg. sequencer with 40 outputs, custom instruction set, 8 nested loops, ECC-RAM 10.1117/12.2223619, 10.1117/12.2055839 Engineering model, 10.1117/12.977964 CMOS image sensors, focal plane arrays, HgCdTe, MCT, PbS, InSb, InGaAs, HAWAII-2RG, NGP, micro-bolometers
IDE8420 NIRCA Mk2 NIRCA with 16 × 14-bit, 12 Msps ADC, 16 digital outputs, with IMEC’s Design Against Radiation Effects (DARE) Earth observation, astrophysics, space
TBD MINC VGA 640×480 pixels, 17-µm pitch, 14-bit dynamic range, 60 fps, windows, footnote 1 Hybrid image sensors, thermal infrared cameras MBA – micro-bolometer arrays

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