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

Intelligent FPGA Data Acquisition Framework

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

Centro Congressi


Poster presentation Data Acquisition Poster Session 2


Dmytro Levit (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))


In this paper we present the FPGA-based framework IFDAQ which is used for the development of the data acquisition systems for detectors in high energy physics. The framework supports Xilinx FPGA and provides a collection of the IP cores written in VHDL which use the common interconnect interface. The IP core library offers functionality required for the development of the full DAQ chain. The library consists of the SERDES-based TDC channels, an interface to a multi-channel 80 MS/s 10-bit ADC, data transmission and synchronization protocol between FPGA, event builder and slow control. The functionality is distributed among FPGA modules built in the AMC form factor: front-end and data concentrator. This modular design also helps to scale and adapt the data acquisition system to the needs of the particular experiment. The first application of the IFDAQ framework is the upgrade of the read-out electronics for the straw drift chambers and the electromagnetic calorimeters of the COMPASS experiment at CERN. The framework will be presented and discussed in the context of this upgrade.

Primary author

Dmytro Levit (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))


Dominic Maximilian Gaisbauer (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE)) Dominik Steffen (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE)) Igor Konorov (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE)) Stefan Huber (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE)) Stephan Paul (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE)) Yunpeng Bai (Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE))

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