Front-End Electronics and Signal Processing

Helmuth Spieler

Lecture Notes - ICFA Instrumentation School

University of Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico -- Nov. 18 - 29, 2002

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    Text (522K) published in the Proceedings (abbreviated version - more detail in the course notes below)

    I. Introduction (488KB)

    II. Signal Processing Part 1 (140KB)

    III. Signal Processing Part 2 (184kB)

    IV. Detector Systems - Conflicts and Compromises (1.6MB)

    V. Why Things don't Work (352KB)

    VI. Summary (1.6MB)

    Appendices (308kB)

    1. Phasors and Complex Algebra in Electrical Circuits 2
    2. Equivalent Circuits 5
    3. Noise Spectral Densities 10
    4. Signal-to-Noise Ratio vs. Detector Capacitance 15
    5. Noise in Transistors 19
    6. Rate of Noise Pulses in Threshold Discriminator Systems 36