May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Application and further improvement of the RD51 general Scalable Readout System with the VMM chip

May 27, 2021, 5:00 AM
Poster Readout: Trigger and DAQ Posters: Trigger and DAQ


Michael Lupberger (University of Bonn (DE))


Within the last years, RD51 collaboration’s general readout system, the Scalable Readout System (SRS), has been updated by integrating a recent front-end ASIC: The VMM, originally designed for the ATLAS New Small Wheel. Applying the SRS design strategy, a new front-end board and adapter card, as well as FPGA firmware and software was developed, while keeping general SRS hardware. With completion of the first production, the development phase was terminated. The users list contains a rich spectrum of future projects employing mainly gaseous detectors.

The presentation throws a glance on past developments. Our contributions as one of the RD51 teams are highlighted, e.g. readout rate improvements in firmware, noise evaluation and automated quality testing. An overview of applications of the system, focussing on our own, the upgrade of GEM detectors for the future COMPASS++/AMBER experiment and technology transfer from particle physics to neutron science, is given.

Funding information This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 846674 as well as from the BMBF (Germany)
TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? Yes, this would have been presented at TIPP2020.

Primary authors

Michael Lupberger (University of Bonn (DE)) Karl Flöthner (HISKP-Uni-Bonn) Christian Honisch (University of Bonn (DE)) Michael Hosgen (University of Bonn (DE)) Finn Jaekel (University of Bonn) Jochen Kaminski (University of Bonn (DE)) Prof. Bernhard Ketzer (University of Bonn (DE)) Hans Muller (CERN) Divya Pal (University of Bonn) Lucian Scharenberg (CERN, University of Bonn (DE)) Patrick Schwaebig Emorfili Terzimpasoglou (Uni-Bonn HISKP)

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