6-9 July 2015
Moscow, Troitsk
Europe/Moscow timezone
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Contribution poster

FIPSER a novel low cost and high performance readout for astrophysics


  • Nepomuk OTTE

Primary authors



Low-cost and low-power digitization systems become increasingly important in particle-physics and particle-astrophysics experiments as the number of channels continuous to increase. Specialized readout concepts have been developed in the past that aimed at lower costs and made detector systems with many ten thousand channels feasible. As the number of channels in experiments is still on the rise new readout concepts are needed that meet upcoming demands.

We propose a novel readout system FIPSER (FIxed Pulse Shape Efficient Readout) that is primarily aimed for the digitization of detector signals that are a few nanoseconds long and vary in amplitude, but do not change their shape. FIPSER has the potential to lower the costs of the readout, including the front-end electronics, by an order of magnitude to less than $10 and power consumption to less than 50 mW per channel. FIPSER has the potential to be a key technology to make new groundbreaking experiments possible that have previously not been feasible due to conflicting power, thermal, and performance requirements.

Author's Institution

School of Physics & Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Georgia Institute of Technology

Co-author's Institution

Georgia Institute of Technology