At the heart of Argo lies a custom CMOS array of low–noise, high–speed amplifiers.
Supporting this CMOS is essentially a miniaturized data center. It handles the 30 Gb/s data stream produced by the full frame, 39 kHz, 256 x 256 channel CMOS.
Digitization of this data is performed by 32x, 12–bit, 80 MSa/s ADCs and encoded by an FPGA which communicates with a performance PC over a single optical fiber bundle.
|Body Dimensions||175 x 115 x 105 mm|
|Power Supply||5V / 3A|
|Channels||256 x 256|
|Sample Rate||Up to 39 kHz|
|Input Range||± 5 mV|
|Input–referred Noise||< 10 µV|
|High–Pass corner||100 Hz (tunable)|
|Input Impedance||> 1 TΩ|
|Input Capacitance||< 0.5 pF|