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The microelectronics group in the AGH-UST Department of Measurement and Instrumentation led by prof. P. Gryboś exists since 2007 and tapes out several ASIC designs each year. Two senior group members (P. Gryboś and R. Szczygieł) have ASIC design experience of more than 15 years. Many ASICs designed by them found applications in modern scientific experiments (LHC CERN, INFN Italy, neurobiology labs in USA) or industry applications (Europe, Japan). The research activities of the group focus mainly on the development of multichannel readout ASICs for neurobiology, X-ray imaging and high energy physics applications and in the last two years also in RF designs. The common features of these ASICs are:

  • multichannel architecture and good matching,
  • low power and low silicon area per single channel,
  • mixed-mode architecture with data compression,
  • low noise, crosstalk minimization,
  • new solutions using deep submicron technology.

 

Current Research Projects

  • Processing sub-GHz signals for semiconductor pixel detectors, Przetwarzanie sygnałów sub-GHz dla półprzewodnikowych detektorów pikselowych, NCN_OPUS V, 2014-2018.
  • Intelligent radiation detector with inter-pixel communication and time-of-occurence measurement for implementation in technologies with extreme packing density, Inteligentny detektor promieniowania z komunikacja międzypikselową oraz pomiarem czasu zachodzenia zdarzeń do implemantacji w technologiach o ekstremalnej gestości upakowania, NCN OPUS VII, 2015-2018.
  • Low-noise integrated circuits with a fast digital interface for radiation imaging, Niskoszumowe scalone układy z szybkim interfejsem cyfrowym do obrazowania promieniowania, MNiSW, 2016-2019.
  • Application-specific integrated circuits in nanometric technologies for color imaging that work with high X-radiation intensity, Specjalizowane układy scalone w technologiach nanometrycznych do obrazowania kolorowego pracujące z dużym natężeniem promieniowania X, NCN OPUS XI, 2017-2020.
  • Low-power, low-area blocks supporting the work of analog circuits in multichannel nanometric integrated circuits intended for biomedical experiments, Niskomocowe, niskopowierzchniowe bloki wspierające pracę układów analogowych w wielokanałowych nanometrycznych układach scalonych przeznaczonych do eksperymentów biomedycznych, NCN Sonata, 2017-2020.
  • STS/MUCH-XYTER Project. Readout ASIC for silicon microstrip sensors at STS (Silicon Tracking System) and GEM detectors at MUCH (Muon Chamber). Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research FAIR, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Several confidential projects with industry

 

Completed Research Projects since 2007

 

International Collaboration