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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

 

Completed Research Projects since 2007

  • Multichannel integrated circuits for simultaneous measurement of interaction time and deposited charge for large capacitance radiation detectors providing linear transfer characteristic, NCN, Nr rej: 2011/03/N/ST7/01815, 2012-2015
  • Low noise pixel integrated electronics dedicated to recording neurobiological signals, Niskoszumne scalone układy elektroniki odczytu o architekturze pikselowej dla potrzeb rejestracji sygnałów neurobiologicznych, NCN, 2011/01/N/ST7/01256, 2011-2014
  • AIDA (Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators) Project is coordinated by the RECFA Coordination Group for Detector R&D in FP7 programs and responds to the FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 call from the European Commission. 2011 -2015.
  • Multichannel interface for measurement and stimulation of live neural networks using application specific integrated circuits, MNiSW, Research Project no. R 01 0011 04,
  • Multichannel mixed-mode integrated circuits in 3D submicron technologies for readout of two-dimensional semiconductor detectors , MNiSW, Resarch project no. N N515 243037, 2009 – 2011,
  • Charge sensitive amplifiers in submicron technology for use in pixel architectures for digital imaging , MNiSW, Resarch project no. N N515 262235, 2007 – 2010,
  • Integrated readout electronics for matrix of semiconductor detectors with a large atomic number, MNiSW, Resarch project no. N N505 465838 , 2010 – 2011,
  • Low noise multichannel integrated circuits for alive neural networks signals recordings, Niskoszumne wielokanałowe układy scalone dla potrzeb rejestracji sygnałów z żywych sieci neuronowych, NCN, N N505 558939, 2010 – 2011
  • The development of integrated circuit design methods in submicron technology – Resarch Project AGH-UST
  • Design of 64-channel fast readout ASIC for silicon strip detector. Rigaku Corporation, 3-9-12 Matsubara-cho, Akishima-shi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Digital techniques for medical X-ray imaging. MAGIC TRADING CORPORATION, a. s.Kuzmányho 940/11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
  • Development of Time-Over-Threshold front-end test ASIC for silicon strip detector readout. Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung mbH Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
  • New solutions of galvanic insulator for analog measurement signals, MNiSW, Research Project no R 01 012 01.

 

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