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Title: Radiation testing campaign results for understanding the suitability of FPGAs in detector electronics

SRAM based Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have been rarely used in High Energy Physics (HEP) due to their sensitivity to radiation. The last generation of commercial FPGAs based on 28 nm feature size and on Silicon On Insulator (SOI) technologies are more tolerant to radiation to the level that their use in front-end electronics is now feasible. FPGAs provide re-programmability, high-speed computation and fast data transmission through the embedded serial transceivers. They could replace custom application specific integrated circuits in front end electronics in locations with moderate radiation field. Finally, the use of a FPGA in HEP experiments is only limited by our ability to mitigate single event effects induced by the high energy hadrons present in the radiation field.
Authors:
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  1. National Inst. for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Milan (Italy)
  2. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113816-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; R&D Project: PO 025; KA2501032
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 824; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); National Inst. for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Milan (Italy)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (United States); Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; FPGA; Radiation; High energy physics experiment
OSTI Identifier:
1354709