Jan 29 – 31, 2020
University of Venda
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Development of high speed electronics for the off-detector readout of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector

Jan 31, 2020, 3:00 PM
University of Venda

University of Venda

Senate Chamber P/Bag X 5050 Thohoyandou, 0950


Mr Daniel Edwards (University of the Witwatersrand)


CERN will be undergoing an upgrade to the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider. To connect the Phase 2 upgrade to the CERN network, a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch mezzanine board is designed as a part of the Tile-PreProcessor (TilePPr). The boards that are being designs will undergo a variety of tests to determine their suitability for the Phase 2 upgrade at CERN. A variety of testing and development is required to get the electronic systems ready for the Phase 2 upgrade. A test bench is being developed as a testing environment for the GbE switch before integration. Next, the communication with each of the 16 ports is to be tested. Each of these ports are assigned to a component in the Phase 2 electronic system. The temperature and power measurements need to be tested to ensure that the board can operate safely and sustainably. Finally, a firmware and software upgrade of the switch is required of which, a prototype is already working.

Primary author

Mr Daniel Edwards (University of the Witwatersrand)


Mpho Gift Doctor Gololo (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))

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