Front end electronics for the STAR TPC

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The Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) is a large acceptance detector now being built to study high energy heavy ion collisions. It detects charged particles with a large time projection chamber. The 136,600 TPC pads are instrumented with waveform digitizers, implemented in custom low noise preamplifier/shaper and switched capacitor array/ADCs ICs. The system is highly integrated with all analog functions mounted on small cards that plug into the TPC. Detector mounted readout boards multiplex data from 1,152 channels onto a 1.5 Gbit/sec fiber optic link to the data acquisition system.

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Klein, S.R.; Barale, P. & Beuville, E. October 1, 1995.

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The Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) is a large acceptance detector now being built to study high energy heavy ion collisions. It detects charged particles with a large time projection chamber. The 136,600 TPC pads are instrumented with waveform digitizers, implemented in custom low noise preamplifier/shaper and switched capacitor array/ADCs ICs. The system is highly integrated with all analog functions mounted on small cards that plug into the TPC. Detector mounted readout boards multiplex data from 1,152 channels onto a 1.5 Gbit/sec fiber optic link to the data acquisition system.

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  • IEEE nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, San Francisco, CA (United States), 21-28 Oct 1995

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  • Report No.: LBL--37904
  • Report No.: CONF-951073--19
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 195698
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670280

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Klein, S.R.; Barale, P. & Beuville, E. Front end electronics for the STAR TPC, article, October 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670280/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.