Mar 17, 2023
Engineering the World’s Largest Digital Camera
Largest Digital Camera
Big Science Project using Linear Systems' JFETs Advances
SLAC's Large Scale Synoptic Telescope uses 2,000 Linear Systems LSK489 JFETs!
The Large Scale Synoptic Telescope (LSST), which uses 2,000 Linear Systems LSK489 JFETs in its front-end amplification stage, is assembling what will be the world's largest camera when completed. This article describes the part of the project that includes our semiconductors:
A game of ‘Operation’ “When you consider a project this complex, you can’t just dive in and say ‘Here, I’m going to design and build this in one shot,’ right?” says Tim Bond, head of the LSST Camera Integration and Test team at SLAC.