Revision 4.1 (design changes and enhancements)

A project log for Mini SiPM Driver Board

Drive silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) and build yourself a simple scintillation counter quick and easy!

nuclearphoenixNuclearPhoenix 03/01/2024 at 12:220 Comments

Just updated the GitHub repository for the Mini SiD for a smaller revision 4.1 launch.
This new board version is mostly a board layout and design update, but there are also a number of other changes that improve on the previous version.

Here are some images of the new PCB. This time I chose black with ENIG to align with the latest Open Gamma Detector revision:


These changes should make the device even more useful while still holding true to the form factor and remaining cheap to build due to the single sided components and part selection. Also, the new silk screen and PCB layout in general are _a lot_ cleaner now. On top of that, the decrease in power consumption is also very nice to have. Let me know what you think!

Check it out on GitHub:

I also post updates about all of my different projects on my own website now, check it out: