CERN’s unique know-how derived from years of designing, testing and installing microelectronics exposed to harsh environments.

CERN's Know-How:

  • Design and integration of high performance and extreme radiation tolerant ASICs and optoelectronic modules
  • Long history of pushing the limits of mixed-mode circuit design for large detector systems
  • Broad range of testing and qualification capability for radiation hardness of ASICs and optoelectronic modules

Facts & Figures:

  • Up to G-rad: extremely radiation tolerant
  • ~ 10ps: time tagging resolution
  • <100 mW / cm² : low power density
  • ≫ 1M: number of rad-hard chips installed in the LHC

Value Proposition:

Read more about Optoelectronics and Microelectronics here.

Some projects applying these tools: 
  • The Medipix Chips and Collaborations: from medical imaging to space dosimetry.
    Originally developed for use in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments, the Medipix technologies have made the journey from CERN to applications across a wide range of sectors - an outstanding example of how technology developed at CERN can create societal impact.

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