Design of EMCCD Driving System for Underwater Low-Light Camera
Institute of Optoelectronic Information Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, 116026 Dalian, China
For the core of underwater low-light camera, i.e. EMCCD, the whole solution of driving system is presented in this paper. The timing signals which meet the driving requirements of EMCCD are produced from FPGA. The high-speed integrated driver chips convert the timing signals into general power driving signals with the amplitude under 12V; a Class A push-pull amplifier circuit built in discrete components transforms the timing signals into high-voltage multiplying signals. Besides, the impedance matching for the circuit optimizes the driving system. The experimental results indicate that the driving system generates the high-voltage multiplying signals, with their high level adjusted from 30V to 48V and frequency raised up to 10MHz. The whole driving system satisfies the requirements of EMCCD, and has the capability to ensure the normal operation of EMCCD.
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