Summer 2010 SiPM Testing

This page contains documentation on testing of various SiPM devices during Summer 2010 at BU. We received a shipment of 3 devices in Feb 2010 but are just starting now (June) to evaluate them.

There are 3 devices in PGA (pin-grid array) 0.1" spacing packages.

Test Setup Instrumentation

Task List

Below is a list of jobs to be done to get started testing

  • Read about SiPMS WikiPedia
  • Lookup the references from the last page of the RMD document and read as many as possible.
  • Purchase sockets to hold the three devices (DigiKey or Newark)
  • Design a simple ExpressPCB circuit board to hold the package, and provide required connections
  • Set up a dark box with the required connectors
  • Set up the Keithley HV supply (when it arrives around the end of June) for I-V curves
  • Install drivers for LeCroy LT584 oscilloscope (Ethernet) and HP 8112A signal generator

-- EricHazen - 10 Jun 2010

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