Jun 5 – 10, 2016
Padova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

New updates on the ATLAS ROD board implementation for Pixel Layer 1 and Layer 2

Jun 10, 2016, 10:30 AM
2h
Centro Congressi (Padova)

Centro Congressi

Padova

Poster presentation Data Acquisition Poster Session 2

Speaker

Mr Nico Giangiacomi (Università di Bologna Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - INFN Bologna)

Description

This work intends to briefly overview the new technological updates on the LHC ATLAS acquisition system of the Pixel Detector. The herein presented Read-Out Driver (ROD) is a VME board devoted to data processing, configuration and control. It is designed to provide data formatting, frontend-specific error handling, and calibration. This board was initially designed to interface the data sensed by IBL with the ATLAS TDAQ system. The Insertable B-Layer (IBL) is the innermost sensing layer of the ATLAS Pixel Detector, added during the 2013/2014 LHC long shutdown, to withstand higher luminosity and feature higher throughput performance. To read out the new layer of pixels, with a smaller pixel size with respect to the other outer layers, a front end ASIC (FE-I4) was designed. Because of its optimal performance, it was decided to adopt the IBL ROD also for Pixel Layer 1 and Layer 2. Among the several advantages, one of the most important is the reduction of link occupancy due to the increased bandwidth (80 Mb/s, two times the previous one). 40 ROD boards, fabricated and tested in 2015, were installed in the Layer 2 acquisition system featuring outstanding performance while 13 (out of 45) RODs for Layer 1 are still under test and will be installed by the end of 2016.

Primary author

Mr Nico Giangiacomi (Università di Bologna Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - INFN Bologna)

Co-authors

Prof. Alessandro Gabrielli (Università di Bologna Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - INFN Bologna) Ms Alessia Damilano (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Torino - DISAT Politecnico di Torino) Dr Davide Falchieri (INFN Bologna) Dr Gabriele Balbi (INFN Bologna) Mr Luca Lama (INFN Bologna) Mr Riccardo Travaglini (INFN Bologna)

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