The CBC microstrip readout chip for CMS at the High Luminosity LHC

W Ferguson, D Braga, J Fulcher, G Hall, J Jacob, L Jones, M Pesaresi, M Prydderch, M Raymond
2012 Journal of Instrumentation  
The CMS Binary Chip (CBC) is designed for readout of silicon microstrips in the CMS Tracker at the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). Binary, unsparsified readout is well suited to the high luminosity environment, where particle fluences and data rates will be much higher than at the LHC. In September 2011, a module comprising a CBC bonded to a silicon microstrip sensor was tested with 400 GeV protons in the H8 beamline at CERN. Performance was in agreement with expectations. The spatial resolution
more » ... spatial resolution of the sensor and CBC has been shown to be better than pitch/ √ 12 due to spatial distribution of one and two strip clusters. Large cluster events show consistency with the production of delta rays. At operating thresholds, the hit efficiency has been shown to be approximately 98%, limited by the resolution of timing apparatus, while the noise occupancy is measured to be below 10 −4 . The distribution of charge deposition in the sensor has been reconstructed by measurement of the hit efficiency as a function of comparator threshold; assuming the underlying distribution is a Landau.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/08/c08006 fatcat:epmxztwu5bafnmxtahxfeehngy