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Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics (TWEPP-11), Vienna : Autriche (2011)
MICROROC: MICROMEsh GAseous Structure Read-Out Chip
C. Adloff1, J. Blaha1, M. Chefdeville1, A. Dalmaz1, C. Drancourt1, F. Dulucq2, A. Espargilière1, R. Gaglione1, N. Geffroy1, J. Jacquemier1, Y. Karyotakis1, G. Martin-Chassard2, J. Prast1, N. Seguin-Moreau2, C. de La Taille2, G. Vouters1

MICRO MEsh GAseous Structure (MICROMEGAS) and Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) detectors are two candidates for the active medium of a Digital Hadronic CALorimeter (DHCAL) as part of a high energy physics experiment at a future linear collider (ILC/CLIC). Physics requirements lead to a highly granular hadronic calorimeter with up to thirty million channels with probably only hit information (digital readout calorimeter). To validate the concept of digital hadronic calorimetry with such small cell size, the construction and test of a cubic meter technological prototype, made of 40 planes of one square meter each, is necessary. This technological prototype would contain about 400 000 electronic channels, thus requiring the development of front-end ASIC. Based on the experience gained with previous ASIC that were mounted on detectors and tested in particle beams, a new ASIC called MICROROC has been developped. This paper summarizes the caracterisation campaign that was conducted on this new chip as well as its integration into a large area Micromegas chamber of one square meter.
1 :  LAPP - Laboratoire d'Annecy le Vieux de Physique des Particules
2 :  LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
Sciences de l'ingénieur/Micro et nanotechnologies/Microélectronique