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Pulsenet - A Parallel Flash Sampler and Digital Processor IC for Optical SETI

Howard, Andrew W. and Wei, Gu-Yeon and Dally, William J. and Horowitz, Paul (2006) Pulsenet - A Parallel Flash Sampler and Digital Processor IC for Optical SETI. In: 2006 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 261-264.

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PulseNet is a full-custom IC with parallel flash ADC and digital processing that enables an all-sky optical search for extraterrestrial intelligence. It integrates 448 sense amplifiers that digitize 32 analog signals at 1GS/s, and other circuits that filter samples, store candidate signals, and perform astronomical observations. Its ~250,000 CMOS transistors (TSMC 0.25μm) dissipate 1.1W at 400MHz and 2.5V.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Authors thank members of the last three authors' groups, W. Yang, and D. Liu for discussions and circuit ideas, as well as the MOSIS Educational Program, The Bosack-Kruger Charitable Foundation, and The Planetary Society for support.
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Subject Keywords:Optical pulses, Photonic integrated circuits, Digital integrated circuits, Optical filters, Optical sensors, Optical noise, Telescopes, Pulse amplifiers, Clocks, Optical arrays
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Official Citation:A. W. Howard, G. y. Wei, W. J. Dally and P. Horowitz, "Pulsenet - A Parallel Flash Sampler and Digital Processor IC for Optical SETI," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference 2006, San Jose, CA, 2006, pp. 261-264. doi: 10.1109/CICC.2006.320854 URL:
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