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An application specific integrated circuit based multi-anode microchannel array readout systemSize reduction of two new multi-anode microchannel array (MAMA) readout systems is described. The systems are based on two analog and one digital application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The new readout systems reduce volume over previous discrete designs by 80 percent while improving electrical performance on virtually every significant parameter. Emphasis is made on the packaging used to achieve the volume reduction. Surface mount technology (SMT) is combined with modular construction for the analog portion of the readout. SMT reliability concerns and the board area impact of MIL SPEC SMT components is addressed. Package selection for the analog ASIC is discussed. Future sytems will require even denser packaging and the volume reduction progression is shown.
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Conference Paper
Smeins, Larry G.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Stechman, John M.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Cole, Edward H.
(Ball Aerospace Systems Group Boulder, CO, United States)
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August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
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Publication: In: EUV, X-ray, and gamma-ray instrumentation for astronomy II; Proceedings of the Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 24-26, 1991 (A93-34376 13-35)
Publisher: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Subject Category
Electronics And Electrical Engineering
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