With its small size of only 10 x 2.5 cm this board features everything you need to get running with a simple scintillation counter. The SiPM power supply is built to support multiple different kinds of SiPMs. The outputs include a raw pulse pin and a single TTL out that can be used for time-over-threshold applications!
By connecting the TTL "INT" pin to an interrupt pin of a microcontroller, you instantly have yourself a simple, but very powerful scintillation counter. It's as easy as that!
Makerfabs is authorized to produce the latest version of the Mini SiD by the designer.
Note: SiPM and scintillator are not included in this kit! These must be purchased separately.
Compact design: Total size 100 x 25 mm. 53 x 25 mm area for electronics and additional 47 x 25 mm to mount a small scintillator.
Input voltage: 3.2 V - 5.5 V.
Low-voltage device: No HV needed like with a photomultiplier tube.
SiPM voltage range from 27.5 V to 33.8 V.
Low power consumption: ＜ 5 mA @ 5 V in standard operation.
Adjustable gain for the SiPM pulses, also affects pulse decay time and therefore dead time.
TTL output for counting pulses or time-over-threshold applications.
Additional raw pulse output if you want to manipulate the signal or use it for spectroscopy.
Dead time only limited by the speed of the scintillator and the gain. Typically ＜ 10 µs.
Only needs an additional cheap microcontroller to, for example, build a simple scintillation counter.