Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Characterization of the Trigger Data Serializer ASIC Prototype for the ATLAS Forward Muon Detector Upgrade

Aug 6, 2015, 4:30 PM
Koessler (Michigan League)


Michigan League


Mr Liang Guan (University of Michigan) Liang Guan


The small-strip Thin-Gap Chambers (sTGC) will be used as both trigger and precision tracking detectors for the Phase-I upgrade of the ATLAS New Small Wheel (NSW) muon detector. A Trigger Data Serializer (TDS) ASIC is needed on the frontend board to transmit trigger data to other circuits located on the rim of the NSW detector. The large number of input channels, short time available to prepare and transmit trigger data, high speed output data rate, harsh radiation environment, and low power consumption all impose great challenges on the design of this ASIC. We present our design of the TDS ASIC and the characterization of its performance from tests of the prototype we built.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

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Mr Liang Guan (University of Michigan)

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