The SIDECAR ASIC - Focal plane electronics on a single chip

Markus Loose, James Beletic, John Blackwell, James Garnett, Selmer Wong, Don Hall, Shane Jacobson, Marcia J Rieke, Greg Winters

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Abstract

Traditionally, focal plane arrays require extensive external focal plane electronics (FPE) to provide clocks and biases as well as to digitize the analog output signals. The FPE has to be well-designed and is typically large, heavy and powerhungry. Most importantly, the FPE has to be placed some distance away from the FPA, which complicates maintaining low noise performance throughout the complete system. To offer an alternative to the discrete electronics, Rockwell Scientific has developed a new approach known as the SIDECAR application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). This single chip provides all the functionality necessary to operate an infrared array with the convenience of a pure digital interface to the outside world. This paper will present performance data on the latest generation of the SIDECAR ASIC operating the JWST H2RG detector arrays at cryogenic temperature. The test results demonstrate that an ASIC based FPA system will meet or exceed all performance requirements for the JWST mission. The SIDECAR ASIC has been selected by NASA to become the FPA drive electronics for all shortwave infrared instruments on JWST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.B. Heaney, L.G. Burriesci
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Volume5904
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventCryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2005Aug 2 2005

Other

OtherCryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/1/058/2/05

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application specific integrated circuits
Application specific integrated circuits
Electronic equipment
James Webb Space Telescope
chips
electronics
Infrared instruments
infrared instruments
Focal plane arrays
focal plane devices
cryogenic temperature
Cryogenics
low noise
clocks
NASA
Clocks
analogs
Infrared radiation
Detectors
requirements

Keywords

  • A/D Conversion
  • ASIC
  • Focal Plane Array
  • Focal Plane Electronics
  • HAWAII-2RG
  • SIDECAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Loose, M., Beletic, J., Blackwell, J., Garnett, J., Wong, S., Hall, D., ... Winters, G. (2005). The SIDECAR ASIC - Focal plane electronics on a single chip. In J. B. Heaney, & L. G. Burriesci (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5904, pp. 1-10). [59040V] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619638

The SIDECAR ASIC - Focal plane electronics on a single chip. / Loose, Markus; Beletic, James; Blackwell, John; Garnett, James; Wong, Selmer; Hall, Don; Jacobson, Shane; Rieke, Marcia J; Winters, Greg.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.B. Heaney; L.G. Burriesci. Vol. 5904 2005. p. 1-10 59040V.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Loose, M, Beletic, J, Blackwell, J, Garnett, J, Wong, S, Hall, D, Jacobson, S, Rieke, MJ & Winters, G 2005, The SIDECAR ASIC - Focal plane electronics on a single chip. in JB Heaney & LG Burriesci (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5904, 59040V, pp. 1-10, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/1/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619638
Loose M, Beletic J, Blackwell J, Garnett J, Wong S, Hall D et al. The SIDECAR ASIC - Focal plane electronics on a single chip. In Heaney JB, Burriesci LG, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5904. 2005. p. 1-10. 59040V https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619638
Loose, Markus ; Beletic, James ; Blackwell, John ; Garnett, James ; Wong, Selmer ; Hall, Don ; Jacobson, Shane ; Rieke, Marcia J ; Winters, Greg. / The SIDECAR ASIC - Focal plane electronics on a single chip. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.B. Heaney ; L.G. Burriesci. Vol. 5904 2005. pp. 1-10
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