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Method and apparatus for analog pulse pile-up rejection

United States Patent

December 31, 2013
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A method and apparatus for pulse pile-up rejection are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a delay value application constituent configured to receive a threshold-crossing time value, and provide an adjustable value according to a delay value and the threshold-crossing time value; and a comparison constituent configured to receive a peak-occurrence time value and the adjustable value, compare the peak-occurrence time value with the adjustable value, indicate pulse acceptance if the peak-occurrence time value is less than or equal to the adjustable value, and indicate pulse rejection if the peak-occurrence time value is greater than the adjustable value.
De Geronimo; Gianluigi (Syosset, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
13/ 098,949
May 2, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-ACO2-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.