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The column architecture-a novel architecture for event driven 2D pixel imagers

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2 Author(s)
Millaud, J. ; Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA, USA ; Nygren, D.

We describe an electronic architecture for two-dimensional pixel arrays that permits very large increases in rate capability for event- or data-driven applications relative to conventional x-y architectures. The column architecture also permits more efficient use of silicon area in applications requiring local buffering, frameless data acquisition, and it avoids entirely the problem of ambiguities that may arise in conventional approaches. Two examples of active implementation are described: high energy physics and protein crystallography

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 3 )