Regulated common-gate transimpedance amplifier for radiation detectors and receivers

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Abstract

A Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) is a device commonly used in applications that require current-voltage conversion as well as the possibility of signal shaping. The most commonly used solution is to use an Avalanche Photo-Diode (APD) as radiation detector with a feedback TIA, but since the upcoming of the most recent Silicon Photo-Multiplier (SiPM), other TIA topologies have proven to be good alternatives. Our main objective in this paper is to show, evaluate and compare the behavior of a regulated common-gate (RCG) TIA when the light sensitive device is an APD or a SiPM. We will also study the usage of this circuit in a RF front-end, providing there is a passive mixer at the TIA's input. The proposed circuit is simulated with standard CMOS technology (UMC 130 nm), using 1.2 V power supply.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21th International Conference on Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (MIXDES 2014)
Pages540-545
ISBN (Electronic)978-83-63578-04-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event21st International Conference on Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (MIXDES) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (MIXDES)
Period1/01/14 → …

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Keywords

  • Avalanche photo-diodes
  • Current-voltage conversion
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Radiation detectors
  • Silicon photo-multipliers
  • Transimpedance amplifiers

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Dias, D. C., de Melo, F. S., Oliveira, L. A. B. G. D., & Oliveira, J. P. A. D. (2014). Regulated common-gate transimpedance amplifier for radiation detectors and receivers. In Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (MIXDES 2014) (pp. 540-545). [6872260] https://doi.org/10.1109/MIXDES.2014.6872260