Robust DCDC converters:
At CERN, we need DCDC converters in places with high magnetic fields and high radiation levels. Therefore we design and manufacture fully integrated magnetic field and radiation tolerant DCDC Point-Of-Load (POL) converters, enabling distribution at a higher voltage and lower current inside the detector.
High speed optical links:
In CERN experiments, inner tracking detectors require low-mass, high speed radiation tolerant optical links to read out data from the detectors and to send synchronisation signals and commands to the detectors.
Timing, trigger and control system:
In the LHC experiments at CERN, the Timing, Trigger and Control (TTC) system is responsible for delivering the TTC commands from the central processor to the detector sub-partitions. The TTC-Passive Optical Network (PON) project was born from the idea of making use of the well-developed by the telecom industry FTTx/PON technology to propose an upgrade to the current off- detector TTC system, overcoming some of its limitations.
Medipix chip family:
A family of pixel detector read-out chips for particle imaging and detection developed by a consortium lead by CERN. Medipix works like a camera,
detecting and counting each individual particle hitting the pixels. This enables high-resolution, high-contrast, noise hit free images. The Medipix chip family aims at frame based imaging and spectroscopic X-ray imaging.
Timepix chip family:
By using ASICs that can accurately measure time, one can directly reconstruct the 3D track of passing charged particles. Timepix is a family of pixel detector read-out chips for particle imaging and detection developed by a consortium lead by CERN. The Timepix family is designed for detection with nanosec resolution with a data driven architecture (last version).