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We are pleased to announce the release of Broadcom's new generation of high performance Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs), the NUV-MT-Series.


Silicon photomultipliers are a fast and sensitive solution to the challenge of detecting, timing and measuring extremely weak light. NUV-MT SiPMs take extreme low light level detection, accuracy and efficiency to a new level.


The first products to be released are 4mm and 6mm active area surface mount components along with three surface mount arrays – 4 x 4 and 2 x 2 4mm pitch devices and a 2 x 1 6mm pitch.


All NUV-MT SiPMs feature a large 40μm SPAD pitch with a high fill-factor to achieve industry-leading photon detection efficiency (PDE) of 63% at 12V overbias.


Key advantages offered by the NUV-MT Series SiPMs over older products include:


  • Industry-leading PDE; 63% (12V overbias).
  • High gain; 7.3M (12V overbias).
  • Fast recovery time (Tau); (55ns).
  • Excellent SPTR and CRT.
  • Low dark count rate 125kHz/mm² (12V overbias).
  • Low crosstalk; 23% (1V overbias).
  • Low afterpulsing; <1% at 12Vob.
  • Low and uniform breakdown voltage; 32.5±0.5V.


Broadcom's NUV-MT SiPMs surpass the current standard detectors (PMT, APD & PIN photodiodes) in many low light applications and are replacing these in a number of key applications areas such as:


  • Medical imaging (PET, SPECT, CT).
  • Hazard and threat Detection.
  • Lidar and 3D ranging.
  • Biophotonics.
  • High energy physics.
  • Sorting and recycling.


SiPMs combine the benefits of vacuum PMTs (high photon detection efficiency, gain and signal-to-noise) with those of APDs (robustness, miniaturised design, low operation voltage, cost-effective and magnetic insensitivity) to produce an outstanding low level light sensor with exceptional performance at low cost.


For further information on Broadcom's new NUV-MT SiPMs please visit our Silicon Photomultipliers webpage from where you can view data. To learn more about SiPMS and their key characteristics users can read an Introduction to SiPM Technology.



If you’re curious how a SiPM might meet your low level light detection needs, contact Martin at AP Technologies