28 September 2015 to 2 October 2015
Lisbon
Europe/Zurich timezone

A New ATLAS Muon CSC Readout System with System on Chip Technology on ATCA Platform

1 Oct 2015, 11:35
25m
Sala 02.1 (Lisbon)

Sala 02.1

Lisbon

IST (Instituto Superior Técnico ) Alameda Campus Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 1049-001 Lisboa Portugal

Speaker

Cenk Yildiz (University of California Irvine (US))

Description

The ATLAS muon Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) backend readout system has been upgrade during the LHC 2013-2015 shutdown to be able to handle the higher Level-1 trigger rate of 100 kHz and the higher occupancy at Run 2 luminosity. The main features and performance of the new readout system is presented.

Summary

The ATLAS muon Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) backend readout system has been upgrade
during the LHC 2013-2015 shutdown to be able to handle the higher Level-1 trigger
rate of 100 kHz and the higher occupancy at Run 2 luminosity. The readout design is
based on the Reconfigurable Cluster Element (RCE) concept for high bandwidth generic
DAQ implemented on the Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture (ATCA)
platform. The RCE design is based on the new System on Chip XILINX ZYNQ series with
a processor-centric architecture with ARM processor embedded in FPGA fabric and high
speed I/O resources together with auxiliary memories to form a versatile DAQ building
block that can host applications tapping into both software and firmware resources.
The Cluster on Board (COB) ATCA carrier hosts RCE mezzanines and an embedded
Fulcrum network switch to form an online DAQ processing cluster. More compact
firmware solutions on the ZYNQ for G-link, S-link and TTC allowed the full system
of 320 G-links from the 32 chambers to be processed by 6 COBs in one ATCA shelf
through software waveform feature extraction to output 32 S-links. The full system
was installed in Sep/2014. We will present the RCE/COB design concept, the firmware
and software processing architecture, and the experience from the intense
commissioning and first colliding beam operations at LHC Run 2.

Primary author

Cesare Bini (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))

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