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Title: JTAG-based remote configuration of FPGAs over optical fibers

In this study, a remote FPGA-configuration method based on JTAG extension over optical fibers is presented. The method takes advantage of commercial components and ready-to-use software such as iMPACT and does not require any hardware or software development. The method combines the advantages of the slow remote JTAG configuration and the fast local flash memory configuration. The method has been verified successfully and used in the Demonstrator of Liquid-Argon Trigger Digitization Board (LTDB) for the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter Phase-I trigger upgrade. All components on the FPGA side are verified to meet the radiation tolerance requirements.
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  1. Hubei Polytechnic Univ., Hubei (People's Republic of China); Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
  4. Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States); Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX (United States)
  5. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Anhui (China); Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
  6. Academia Sinica, Taipei (Taiwan)
  7. Central China Normal Univ., Hubei (People's Republic of China); Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; KA2101020; TRN: US1600706
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS radiation-hard electronics; front-end electronics for detector readout; detector control systems (detector and experiment monitoring and slow-control systems; architecture; hardware; algorithms; databases)