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ID: 421357.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
New read-out electronics concept for visual and infrared detector arrays in astronomical instrumentation
Authors:Wagner, Karl; Mall, Ulrich; Ramos, José; Klein, Ralf
Place of Publication:Bellingham, Wash.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2008
Title of Proceedings:Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Start Page:70145S-70145S
End Page:9
Title of Series:SPIE
Volume (in Series):7014
Name of Conference/Meeting:Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:With the building of scientific camera systems for astronomical purposes in mind, the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (MPIA) has recently started developing new visual and infrared detector Read-out systems. Due to the modular design, the electronics components can be configured for a wide range of currently available IR-detectors and CCDs. The new Read-out Electronics are able to handle single or multiple detector systems with up to 144 input channels, feature high-speed data transfer and low power dissipation and additionally the system size is small and lightweight. The design is divided in four functional groups: controller board with variable Pattern Generator and fast fiber link, clock/bias board, analog to digital converter board and the PCI data receiver board which writes the incoming data into the computer memory. This design is highly versatile and allows for a wide variety of applications. The high data transfer rate, small size and low heat dissipation makes these Read-out Electronics ideal for relatively large focal plane arrays. The first instrument running with the new Read-out Electronics will be PANIC (Panoramic Near Infrared Camera) at the 2.20 m telescope on Calar Alto.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2008, August 1, 2008
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008SPIE.7014E.192W [ID No:1]
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