New embedded digital front-end for high resolution PET scanner

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dc.contributor.author Guerra, P.
dc.contributor.author Espinosa, J.
dc.contributor.author Ortuño, Juan E.
dc.contributor.author Kontaxakis, G.
dc.contributor.author Vaquero López, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Desco Menéndez, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Santos, Andrés
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-03T11:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-03T11:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2006, vol. 53, n. 3, p. 770-775
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/11970
dc.description.abstract This work describes a new digital front-end for a high-resolution low-cost animal PET scanner which is currently under development. The advances in flexibility and size of modern FPGAs together with the release of new tools enable the integration of most of the front-end electronics in a single FPGA. The implemented system includes a small 32-bit RISC processor, several peripherals attached to the internal buses and a special DSP unit closely attached to the processor which is dedicated to the detection of the gamma events. On top of these, a small footprint real time operating system abstracts the underlying hardware, providing the mechanisms to combine on-chip slow control and data streaming
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported in part by the FPU Research Grant from the Spanish Education and Science Ministry, by the Spanish Thematic Network IM3 (PI052204) and project TEC2004-07052-C02-02
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.rights © IEEE
dc.subject.other Digital front-end electronics
dc.subject.other High resolution
dc.subject.other Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
dc.subject.other Real time system architectures
dc.title New embedded digital front-end for high resolution PET scanner
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2006.874800
dc.subject.eciencia Biología y Biomedicina
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TNS.2006.874800
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 770
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 775
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 53
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