Ultra-low-power radiation hard ADC for particle detector readout applications

E. O. Mikkola, V. Swaminathan, B. Sivakumar, Hugh Barnaby

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Radiation hard analog to digital converter (ADC) has been designed for future high energy physics experiments. The ADC has been designed in a commercial 130 nm CMOS process and it achieves 12-bit resolution, 25 MS/s sampling speed, 15 mW power consumption and hardness to at least 1.8 Megarad(Si) of total ionizing dose (TID). 16 ADC channels will be placed on one packaged silicon chip. The readout of the Liquid Argon Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector in the planned High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider is one possible application for this ADC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberC04007
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Analogue electronic circuits
  • Radiation-hard electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


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