Readout electronics

The Timepix readout chip is interfaced with computer using electronics providing 1 Gb/s Ethernet connection. The electronics (shown in fig. 3) was adopted from the original design from NIKHEF and is now under the company’s own control.

Fig. 3: The 1Gb/s Ethernet interface between the Timepix sensor and PC.

 

The Ethernet interface allows frame rates up to 120 frames/s with both versions of the detector, i.e. STPX-65k and QTPX-262k.

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