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  • Broadcom's NUV-MT - 2mm, 4mm, 6mm SiPMs & SiPM arrays

Broadcom Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom’s category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including data center, networking, software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. Our solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise and mainframe software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation.

Broadcom offers a broad array of fiber optic solutions for a wide range of markets and applications, spanning datacom and telecom to industrial and automotive. With a rich heritage of fiber optic technology and operations tracing back to Avago Technologies and Hewlett-Packard, Broadcom continues to deliver innovative and differentiated products with large-scale manufacturing capabilities.


In October 2021 Broadcom purchased the Silicon Photomultiplier assets of KETEK GmbH., adding to their established range of SiPMs within the Industrial Fiber Optic Division (IFPD). Broadcom's IFPD provides an extensive range of fiber optic modules and components for industrial and automotive applications, including POF transceivers, high galvanic isolation links, optical 3D sensors, SiPMs, optical power components and optical wireless transceivers. A unique set of optical device integration and manufacturing capabilities enable both hybrid integration using different elements in a single package, and monolithic integration on a single chip.


AP Technologies is pleased to continue to support our UK and ROI customer base offering both the "KETEK" and Broadcom silicon photomultipliers.


Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) surpass the current standard detectors (PMT, APD & PIN photodiodes) in many low light applications. At the core of every SiPM is a low light sensing silicon photodiode combined with a passive quenching resistor known as a "microcell" or "SPAD" (Single Photon Avalanche Diode). An SiPM is composed of hundreds to thousands of these single-photon-sensitive elements with are biased above their breakdown voltage (Geiger mode) to convert single photons into a measurable output signal.


SiPMs are replacing conventional APDs and vacuum tube PMTs in a number of key applications areas:-


  • Biophotonics
  • Medical Imaging
  • Hazard & Threat Detection
  • LiDAR & 3D Ranging
  • High Energy Physics
  • Sorting & Recycling


For further information on Broadcom's SiPMs please visit the Silicon Photomultiplier section of our website.