The FADC readout of the MAGIC telescope

Cortina, J.; Lorenz, E.; Mirzoyan, R.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 515 Issue 1, p363
Academic Journal
The MAGIC Telescope will use FADCs to sample the camera pixel signals. This allows to analyze features of the Cherenkov time pulses with ∼1 ns resolution and to minimize data taking deadtime and noise. Here we report on the first tests of a 300 MHz FADC 32-channel unit and on some special solutions for enlarging the signal’s dynamical range. In the long run MAGIC will be provided with >1 GHz FADCs in order to profit from the full speed capabilities of the PMs in use [1 ns FWHM]. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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