First performance results of the ALICE TPC Readout Control Unit 2

Peer Reviewed
Author:
Zhao, Chengxin
Alme, Johan
Alt, Torsten
Appelshäuser, Harald
Bratrud, Lars Karlot Stubberud
Castro, Andrew
Costa, Filippo
David, Ernö
Gunji, Tako
Kirsch, Stefan
Kiss, Tivadar
Langøy, Rune
Lien, Jørgen André
Lippmann, Christian
Oskarsson, Anders
Rehman, Attiq Ur
Røed, Ketil
Røhrich, Dieter
Sekiguchi, Yoko
Stuart, Meghan
Ullaland, Kjetil
Velure, Arild
Yang, Shiming
Österman, Lennart
Abstract:
This paper presents the first performance results of the ALICE TPC Readout Control Unit 2 (RCU2). With the upgraded hardware typology and the new readout scheme in FPGA design, the RCU2 is designed to achieve twice the readout speed of the present Readout Control Unit. Design choices such as using the flash-based Microsemi Smartfusion2 FPGA and applying mitigation techniques in interfaces and FPGA design ensure a high degree of radiation tolerance. This paper presents the system level irradiation test results as well as the first commissioning results of the RCU2. Furthermore, it will be concluded with a discussion of the planned updates in firmware.
Description:
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Date:
2016
Material type:
Peer reviewed
Language:
English
URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/21438
http://hdl.handle.net/10049/701
Citation:
Journal of Instrumentation 2016, 11(1)

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