DEPMOSFET based Active Pixel Sensor (APS) matrix devices, originally developed to cope with the challenging requirements of the XEUS Wide Field Imager, have proven to be a promising new imager concept for a variety of future X-ray imaging and spectroscopy missions like Simbol-X. The devices combine excellent energy resolution, high speed readout and low power consumption with the attractive feature of random accessibility of pixels. A production of sensor prototypes with 64 x 64 pixels with a size of 75 μm x 75 μm each has recently been finished at the MPI semiconductor laboratory in Munich. The devices are built for row-wise readout and require dedicated control and signal processing electronics of the CAMEX type, which is integrated together with the sensor onto a readout hybrid. A number of hybrids incorporating the most promising sensor design variants has been built, and their performance has been studied in detail. A spectroscopic resolution of 131 eV has been measured, the readout noise is as low as 3.5 e- ENC. Here, the dependence of readout noise and spectroscopic resolution on the device temperature is presented.

Noise and spectroscopic performance of DEPMOSFET matrix devices for XEUS

Porro M.;
2005-01-01

Abstract

DEPMOSFET based Active Pixel Sensor (APS) matrix devices, originally developed to cope with the challenging requirements of the XEUS Wide Field Imager, have proven to be a promising new imager concept for a variety of future X-ray imaging and spectroscopy missions like Simbol-X. The devices combine excellent energy resolution, high speed readout and low power consumption with the attractive feature of random accessibility of pixels. A production of sensor prototypes with 64 x 64 pixels with a size of 75 μm x 75 μm each has recently been finished at the MPI semiconductor laboratory in Munich. The devices are built for row-wise readout and require dedicated control and signal processing electronics of the CAMEX type, which is integrated together with the sensor onto a readout hybrid. A number of hybrids incorporating the most promising sensor design variants has been built, and their performance has been studied in detail. A spectroscopic resolution of 131 eV has been measured, the readout noise is as low as 3.5 e- ENC. Here, the dependence of readout noise and spectroscopic resolution on the device temperature is presented.
Proceedings Volume 5898, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV
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