Micro Photon Devices Srl (MPD) is a dynamic production and engineering company based in Bolzano. MPD was founded with the goal of leading the forefront research activities in single photon counting and picosecond timing of single photons. MPD currently produces and commercialises advanced single-photon counting modules with unmatched photon-timing capabilities and overall performance. Silicon SPADs  make it possible to conjugate high detector performance with miniaturisation, low power and development of integrated systems. SPADs in compound semiconductors extend photon counting applications to the near infrared spectral range up to the optical fibre wavelengths. 


Besides Micro Photon Devices products range, the company is also available to develop custom designs for specific applications related to photon counting detection technology, taking advantage of its own expertise covering the whole engineering and production flow, including prototyping, components procurement, system integration, testing and shipping. Through Microgate, MPD have access to expertise in the design and engineering of hard-real-time and real-time control systems. In hardware, the key competences cover the high speed logic design including high speed communication, large FPGAs and DSPs, and analog design of acquisition and power control electronics. The software capabilities cover real-time control implementation both in FPGAs, DSPs and standard CPUs, as well as middleware and user interfaces. Concerning the control aspects, Microgate skill covers multi-physics simulation of complex systems including large state-space models, using both Matlab and Comsol platforms.

MPD has electronic and mechanics workshops for prototypes realization, ISO-7 clean room for system integration, climatic chamber, electronic and mechanical workshops and dedicated test stands for detection efficiency and timing accuracy measurement, Cadence device design and simulation SW tools.

To effectively market and distribute our modules and technologies, MPD has signed agreement with local distributors to form a network that covers 5 continents.