Development of 40 channel waveform sampling CMOS ASIC board for Positron Emission Tomography

Kenji Shimazoe, Yeom Jung Yeol, Yasuhiro Minamikawa, Yuki Tomida, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Kaoru Fujita, Masaharu Nakazawa, Hideo Murayama

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We have designed and fabricated 10 channel/6-bit waveform sampling ASICs using ROHM 0.35 μm CMOS technology. This chip was designed for GSO-APD γ-ray detector and provides a function of "waveform recording" at a sampling frequency of 100 MHz. This chip has 10 channel inputs and each channel has preamp/variable gain amplifier/6-bit folding ADC. The folding ADC greatly reduces the number of comparators and the power consumption of the chip. This chip provides a full function of recording a transient behavior of detector charge signals for each pulse. Self-trigger function is equipped with the system and this will enable simultaneous record of all input waveforms. Each channel has 64 words FIFO where each waveform data are stored. Stored data are converted to serial data and passed to an FPGA where we can implement a detailed signal processing. This chip is operated at 3.3 V and the power consumption is 1.2 W/chip. We have developed a data acquisition board using four bare chips. This board has 40 input channels and we plan to use this board for APD-based DOI-PET detector system which utilizes several different crystals to recognize depth positions by the difference in their decay times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • APD
  • ASIC
  • DOI
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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