A Portable Readout System for Micro-pattern Gas Detectors and Scintillation Detectors

  • Siyuan Ma
  • Changqing FengEmail author
  • Laifu Luo
  • Shubin Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 212)


A system of readout electronics used for both Micro-pattern Gas detectors and Scintillation detectors is introduced in this paper. This system is intended as a general purpose multi-channel readout solution for a wide range of detector types and detector complexities. A 32-channel charge measurement ASIC VATA160 from IDEAS cooperation is adopted in this method. With features of high integration, low noise and large dynamic range, this system handles up to 128 electronic channels. With integration time of 1.8 us, each channel’s dynamic range is from −1 pC to +12 pC with a noise of better than 2.5 fC and nonlinearity of better than 0.5%. As a portable system, it is able to generate trigger itself or get external trigger. This system transfers data to a PC host and gets controlled by PC via only one Universal Serial bus.


VATA160 Readout system MPGD Scintillation detector 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11222552 and 11635007) and National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFA0400303).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siyuan Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Changqing Feng
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Laifu Luo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shubin Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Particle Detection and ElectronicsHefeiChina
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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