Radiation tolerant source interface unit for the ALICE experiment

E. Dénes, A. Fenyvesi, A. Hirn, A. Kerék, T. Kiss, J. Molnár, D. Novák, C. Soós, T. Tölyhi, P. Vande Vyvre

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Abstract

The ALICE Detector Data Link (DDL) is a high-speed optical link designed to interface the readout electronics of ALICE sub-detectors to the DAQ computers. The Source Interface Unit (SIU) of the DDL will operate in radiation environment. Tests showed that configuration loss of the Altera APEX II FPGA device used earlier on the DDL SIU card is only marginally acceptable. We developed a new version of the SIU card using Actel ProASIC+ device based on flash memory technology. The new SIU card has been extensively tested using neutron and proton irradiation. In this paper we present the SIU card and describe the results of irradiation measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages291-293
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Event11th Workshop on Electronics for LHC and Future Experiments, LECC 2005 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 16 2005

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Other11th Workshop on Electronics for LHC and Future Experiments, LECC 2005
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period9/12/059/16/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Dénes, E., Fenyvesi, A., Hirn, A., Kerék, A., Kiss, T., Molnár, J., Novák, D., Soós, C., Tölyhi, T., & Vyvre, P. V. (2005). Radiation tolerant source interface unit for the ALICE experiment. 291-293. Paper presented at 11th Workshop on Electronics for LHC and Future Experiments, LECC 2005, Heidelberg, Germany.