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First performance results of the ALICE TPC Readout Control Unit 2

Zhao, C. ; Alme, J. ; Alt, T. ; Appelshäuser, H. ; Bratrud, L. ; Castro, A. ; Costa, F. ; David, E. ; Gunji, T. and Kirsch, S. , et al. (2016) In Journal of Instrumentation 11(1).
Abstract

This paper presents the first performance results of the ALICE TPC Readout Control Unit 2 (RCU2). With the upgraded hardware typology and the new readout scheme in FPGA design, the RCU2 is designed to achieve twice the readout speed of the present Readout Control Unit. Design choices such as using the flash-based Microsemi Smartfusion2 FPGA and applying mitigation techniques in interfaces and FPGA design ensure a high degree of radiation tolerance. This paper presents the system level irradiation test results as well as the first commissioning results of the RCU2. Furthermore, it will be concluded with a discussion of the planned updates in firmware.

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Data acquisition concepts, Front-end electronics for detector readout, Radiation-hard electronics, Time projection Chambers (TPC)
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Journal of Instrumentation
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11
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1
article number
C01024
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IOP Publishing
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  • scopus:84956986179
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1748-0221
DOI
10.1088/1748-0221/11/01/C01024
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English
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  author       = {{Zhao, C. and Alme, J. and Alt, T. and Appelshäuser, H. and Bratrud, L. and Castro, A. and Costa, F. and David, E. and Gunji, T. and Kirsch, S. and Kiss, T. and Langøy, R. and Lien, J. and Lippmann, C. and Oskarsson, A. and Rehman, A. Ur and Røed, K. and Röhrich, D. and Sekiguchi, Y. and Stuart, M. and Ullaland, K. and Velure, A. and Yang, S. and Österman, L.}},
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  keywords     = {{Data acquisition concepts; Front-end electronics for detector readout; Radiation-hard electronics; Time projection Chambers (TPC)}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{1}},
  publisher    = {{IOP Publishing}},
  series       = {{Journal of Instrumentation}},
  title        = {{First performance results of the ALICE TPC Readout Control Unit 2}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/01/C01024}},
  doi          = {{10.1088/1748-0221/11/01/C01024}},
  volume       = {{11}},
  year         = {{2016}},
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