Sep 20 – 24, 2010
Aachen, Germany
Europe/Zurich timezone

A Reconfigurable Cluster Element (RCE) DAQ Test Stand for the ATLAS Pixel Detector Upgrade

Sep 22, 2010, 12:40 PM
Hörsaal III

Hörsaal III

Oral Systems. Planning, installation, commissioning and running experience Systems, planning, installation, commissioning and running experience


Matthias Wittgen (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC))


The RCE DAQ system is based on System-On-Chip building Blocks (RCEs) residing in Virtex-4/5 FPGAs and hosted within an ATCA based ecosystem with generic high bandwidth capabilities and 10-GE support. User applications in C++ run on the PowerPC core of the RCEs under the real-time operating system RTEMS. We will present a new application of these flexible DAQ building blocks targeted for the ATLAS pixel detector upgrade with full implementation of calibrations and multi-channel read-out. This application is used in both test-beam and cosmic telescope experiments, and in exploring the viability of this concept for an upgraded readout system.

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