Jun 2 – 6, 2014
Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Multi-Gigabit Wireless Data Transfer for Tracker Readout Systems

Jun 3, 2014, 11:20 AM
Berlagezaal (Beurs van Berlage)


Beurs van Berlage

Oral Sensors: 1e) Novel technologies I.e Novel Technologies


Mr Hans Kristian Soltveit (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))


State-of-the-art tracking detector systems as the ATLAS silicon micro-strip tracker will after the upgrade in 2022, require an overall readout bandwidth between 50 and 100 Tb/s. To allow such a highly granular tracker to contribute to the first level trigger decision or event filtering, a fast readout system with a tremendous bandwidth is therefore essential. With up to 9 GHz of continous license free bandwidth allocated worldwide centerd around 60 GHz, a fast readout system using a wireless data transfer at that carrier frequency becomes feasible. A prototype transceiver at 60 GHz with 9 GHz bandwidth is currently under development at University of Heidelberg using the IBM 0.13μm SiGe HBT BiCMOS process. The design is based on the well known superheterodyne transceiver architecture. The targeted data rate for our first prototype is 4.5 gigabit per second over a distance of 20 cm. The Multi-Gigabit transceiver system, its individual blocks and key issues of the system design will be explained in detail in this talk.

Primary author

Mr Hans Kristian Soltveit (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))


Andre Schoening (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE)) Dirk Wiedner (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))

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