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Astronomical Detectors


ARC controller Rigiflex cabling

A 6-layer rigiflex PCB permitting quad-readout differential video, power to an external preamp, access to all clocks and most bias lines. Contains unity-gain buffers to allow use of dummy transistors on the CCD (for example the E2V CCD231) for suppression of common mode noise.



The rigiflex folds neatly into the limited space available inside the ARC GenIII controller. Video lines are doubly shielded to give optimum noise performance and minimise crosstalk. Designed for use with the ARC32 clock card and the ARC47RevE quad video card. The rigiflex provides more than enough lines to readout the 4k x 4k pixel CCD231 from E2V.