CERN has available a low power front-end amplifier discriminator ASIC chip for use in applications based on electron and photon detecting in medical imaging, life science or material research. This so-called NINO ASIC allows for an 8-channel input signal charge measurement through encoding discriminator pulse width with excellent timing resolution at very high rate, while at the same time providing a very low noise performance and power consumption characteristics per channel.
At CERN, this technology is used for time-of-flight measurements for particle vertex reconstruction in the ALICE experiment of the LHC collider.
Photon and electron detection at very high rates in medical imaging, life science and material research.
Produced in 0.25µm CMOS technology, the NINO ASIC is available off the shelf for licensing or can be produced on short term. Upon request, CERN provides support and pre-configured solutions (data acquisition, chip boards, readout software) for the integration of such chips with user specific detectors and mechanical support structures.