Cables

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Overview

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The NPS calorimeter will be enclosed in a light-tight and temperature controlled box:

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Voltage divider

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  • Pictures of the assembly:

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Custom cable from voltage divider to PCB boards

This cable carries the HV to the PMT divder and reads the anode signal. The cable has a female SAMTEC 5-pin connector IPD1-05-S-K on one side, with 4 crimp contacts CC79L-2630-01-L. On the other side the cable has a SMA RS PRO 546-3210 connector [Datasheet, Crimp instructions] (signal) and a Fischer connector S 102 A 018 (HV). Both the HV and the anode cables are coaxial RG174/U (datasheet). The cable length is 375 mm.

NPS cable

PCB boards (one per detector column)

The HV and the anode signals of each column of the detector is routed through a PCB board. This boards also holds one LED per channel.

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HV cables

The PCBs are connected to a HV panel at the top of the NPS box through 20-AWG cables. Three cables per detector column: 2 cables have SAMTEC PMSD-15-206-K-15.40-D-LUS connectors and 1 cable has PMSD-08-206-K-15.40-D-LUS connectors

Notice that 20 AWG = 7.2 A, and our currents are of the order of micro-Amps.

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LED control cables

Ribbon cables with SAMTEC connectors HCSD-36-01-N on each side:

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Anode signal cables

  • Signal come out at the back of the PCB boards.
  • There are KX3 cables with a SMA connector RS PRO 546-3210 on one side and a panel-mount LEMO PES.00.250.NTME31 on the other side
  • The length of each cable depends on the row of the detector (longer cables for channels at the bottom).
  • The LEMO connectors are mounted at the top of the NPS box (see LEMO panel below)
  • Cable schematics

Patch panels at the top of the NPS box

There are 3 panels on the top of the NPS box:

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Signal panel (LEMO)

This is not patch panel per se, but a simple panel with holes where the LEMOSof the anode cables are mounted on.

HV panel

The board is made of two 15-pin SAMTEC IPBT-115-H1-T-D-K and one 8-pin SAMTEC IPBT-108-H1-T-D-K for each detector column (associated with one PCB board)

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LED panel

Made of 2x36-pin SAMTEC connectors TST-136-01-L-D (one per detector column, i.e. a total of 30)

Tests performed on boards and cables