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Title: The VMM readout system

Abstract

The New Small Wheel Upgrade of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, planned to take place at 2020, requires a new generation of front-end electronics that will support its data acquisition requirements. Here, the VMM Application-Specific Integrated Circuit has been in development for the last seven years to serve as the foundation of the New Small Wheel's readout scheme. It has gone through three major revisions and a minor one, the latter being the production version. To facilitate the testing and readout of the VMM, as well as to study its detector performance, a complete readout system has been developed. It consists of flexible Field-Programmable Gate Array logic with extensive functionality, and an efficient software framework providing the user interface. This system, referred to as the "The VMM Readout System", has been used in test-beam campaigns at CERN, as well as in bench calibration and testing measurement scenarios for the past several years, supporting all readout modes and features of the VMM.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [5];  [6];  [5];  [2]
  1. National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
  2. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
  3. National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. DG Circuits, NY (United States)
  5. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  6. National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1603751
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1580541
Report Number(s):
BNL-213684-2020-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; SC0009920
Resource 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: 955; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; VMM; Front-end electronics; ASIC; FPGA; New small wheel upgrade; ATLAS experiment

Citation Formats

Alexopoulos, T., Antrim, D., Bakalis, Christos, De Geronimo, G., Gkountoumis, P., Iakovidis, G., Moschovakos, P., Polychronakos, V., and Taffard, A.. The VMM readout system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.163306.
Alexopoulos, T., Antrim, D., Bakalis, Christos, De Geronimo, G., Gkountoumis, P., Iakovidis, G., Moschovakos, P., Polychronakos, V., & Taffard, A.. The VMM readout system. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.163306
Alexopoulos, T., Antrim, D., Bakalis, Christos, De Geronimo, G., Gkountoumis, P., Iakovidis, G., Moschovakos, P., Polychronakos, V., and Taffard, A.. Thu . "The VMM readout system". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.163306. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1603751.
@article{osti_1603751,
title = {The VMM readout system},
author = {Alexopoulos, T. and Antrim, D. and Bakalis, Christos and De Geronimo, G. and Gkountoumis, P. and Iakovidis, G. and Moschovakos, P. and Polychronakos, V. and Taffard, A.},
abstractNote = {The New Small Wheel Upgrade of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, planned to take place at 2020, requires a new generation of front-end electronics that will support its data acquisition requirements. Here, the VMM Application-Specific Integrated Circuit has been in development for the last seven years to serve as the foundation of the New Small Wheel's readout scheme. It has gone through three major revisions and a minor one, the latter being the production version. To facilitate the testing and readout of the VMM, as well as to study its detector performance, a complete readout system has been developed. It consists of flexible Field-Programmable Gate Array logic with extensive functionality, and an efficient software framework providing the user interface. This system, referred to as the "The VMM Readout System", has been used in test-beam campaigns at CERN, as well as in bench calibration and testing measurement scenarios for the past several years, supporting all readout modes and features of the VMM.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2019.163306},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 955,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}