Towards a true 8-digit digitizer (True8DIGIT)


Towards a true 8-digit digitizer (True8DIGIT)

This project addresses the development of a digitiser based on state-of-the-art analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs), operating from direct current (DC) to 100 kHz, meeting the demands for linearity, noise, and overall accuracy of high-level measurement applications that cannot be met using currently available digitisers. In this project research on the key techniques and technologies needed to underpin a follow-up full-scale project will be performed. An important aim is to provide research capacity building opportunities for developing NMIs/Dis on the design and characterisation of electronic measuring devices needed for a wide variety of interdisciplinary metrological challenges such as state-of-the-art DC measurements and advanced digital sampling techniques. This will enable these NMIs to join future full-scale projects.

Within this project VSL will focus on designing a new frontend structure for the digitizer and designing a low noise and low leakage power supply. Another important part is the dissemination of knowledge to developing NMIs on the design and characterization of such a digitizer.

Start date: 1 june 2023
End date: 1 june 2026

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