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A custom readout electronics for the BESIII CGEM detector
INFN, Sez Torino, Via P Giuria 1, I-10125 Turin, Italy..
INFN, Sez Torino, Via P Giuria 1, I-10125 Turin, Italy.;Univ Torino, Dipartimento Fis, Via P Giuria 1, I-10125 Turin, Italy..
INFN, Sez Torino, Via P Giuria 1, I-10125 Turin, Italy.;Univ Torino, Dipartimento Fis, Via P Giuria 1, I-10125 Turin, Italy..
Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, 19B YuquanLu, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China.;INFN, Lab Nazl Frascati, Via E Fermi 40, I-00044 Rome, Italy..
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 12, C07017Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For the upgrade of the inner tracker of the BESIII spectrometer, planned for 2018, a lightweight tracker based on an innovative Cylindrical Gas Electron Multiplier (CGEM) detector is now under development. The analogue readout of the CGEM enables the use of a charge centroid algorithm to improve the spatial resolution to better than 130 mu m while loosening the pitch strip to 650 mu m, which allows to reduce the total number of channels to about 10 000. The channels are readout by 160 dedicated integrated 64-channel front-end ASICs, providing a time and charge measurement and featuring a fully-digital output. The energy measurement is extracted either from the time-over-threshold (ToT) or the 10-bit digitisation of the peak amplitude of the signal. The time of the event is generated by quad-buffered low-power TDCs, allowing for rates in excess of 60 kHz per channel. The TDCs are based on analogue interpolation techniques and produce a time stamp (or two, if working in ToT mode) of the event with a time resolution better than 50 ps. The front-end noise, based on a CSA and a two-stage complex conjugated pole shapers, dominate the channel intrinsic time jitter, which is less than 5 ns r.m.s. The time information of the hit can be used to reconstruct the track path, operating the detector as a small TPC and hence improving the position resolution when the distribution of the cloud, due to large incident angle or magnetic field, is very broad. Event data is collected by an off-detector motherboard, where each GEM-ROC readout card handles 4 ASIC carrier FEBs (512 channels). Configuration upload and data readout between the off-detector electronics and the VME-based data collector cards are managed by bi-directional fibre optical links. This paper covers the design of a custom front-end electronics for the readout of the new inner tracker of the BESIII experiment, addressing the relevant design aspects of the detector electronics and the front-end ASIC for the CGEM readout, and reviewing the first silicon results of the chip prototype.

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IOP PUBLISHING LTD , 2017. Vol. 12, C07017
Keyword [en]
Analogue electronic circuits, CMOS readout of gaseous detectors, Front-end electronics for detector readout, Micropattern gaseous detectors (MSGC, GEM, THGEM, RETHGEM, MHSP, MICROPIC, MICROMEGAS, InGrid etc)
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Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333402DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07017ISI: 000406420100017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-333402DiVA: diva2:1156607
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International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics, FEB 27-MAR 03, 2017, Budker Inst Nucl Phys, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
Available from: 2017-11-13 Created: 2017-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-13Bibliographically approved

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