Characterization of the Medipix3 pixel readout chip
Journal of Instrumentation 6 C01052, doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/6/01/C01052
The Medipix3 chip is a hybrid pixel detector readout chip working in Single Photon Counting Mode. It has been developed with a new front-end architecture aimed at eliminating the spectral distortion produced by charge diffusion in highly segmented semiconductor detectors. In the new architecture charge deposited in overlapping clusters of four pixels is summed event-by-event and the incoming quantum is assigned as a single hit to the summing circuit with the biggest charge deposit (this mode of operation is called Charge Summing Mode (CSM)). In Single Pixel Mode (SPM) the charge reconstruction and the communication between neighbouring pixels is disabled. This is the operating mode in traditional detector systems. This paper presents the results of the characterization of the chip with electrical stimuli and radioactive sources.
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W. Wong, "Characterization of the Medipix3 pixel readout chip", Journal of Instrumentation 6 C01052, doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/6/01/C01052 (2011)