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Electronics systems for experiments group

Silicon photonics for high-energy physics experiments

by Andrea Kraxner (CERN), Jan Troska (CERN)

Optical links have become ubiquitous in High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments to transport data generated from the particle detectors and other control points along the accelerator to the processing electronics.

The workshop on medical applications of spectroscopic X-ray detectors (specXray) brings together specialists in the field from physics, medical research and industry meet to exchange experience and knowledge. 

Electronics experts come together at Antwerp

by Philippe Farthouat (CERN)

New electronic developments for particle physics were discussed at the TWEPP-18 Workshop.

Developing new electronics for the CMS tracking system

by Panos Charitos. Kostas Kloukinas

An ongoing R&D programme aims to tackle the challenges of tracking and identifying new particles with the CMS detector in the challenging environment of HL-LHC. 

VeloPix, a new hybrid pixel readout ASIC for the LHCb upgrade

by Paula Collins, Jan Buytaert

Designing a new readout ASIC called VeloPix, for the LHCb experiment. 

A bright future for microelectronics at CERN

by Panos Charitos

Advancements in microelectronics have been instrumental in the success of the LHC experiments while future energy and intensity frontier colliders pose certain challenges and call for further developments.

HL-LHC and future colliders call for more sophisticated experimental technologies. CERN has launched a process to define its R&D programme on new experimental technologies from 2020 onwards.

RADECS 2017 meeting in Geneva

by Francis Anghinolfi and Federico Faccio (EP-ESE)

RADECS (RADiation  Effects on Components and Systems) the yearly European conference in the field of radiation effects in electronics devices and systems was held in Geneva. 

The RD53 collaboration submitted a vital milestone to make viable pixel detectors for the ATLAS and CMS phase 2 upgrades.

The 3rd workshop on medical applications of spectroscopic X-ray detectors took place at CERN from 20-23 April covering a number of CERN-related topics.