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ATLAS TileCal read-out driver system production and initial performance results

AuthorsPoveda, Joaquín ; Abdallah, J.; Castillo, Mª Victoria ; Cuenca Almenar, Cristóbal ; Ferrer, Antonio ; Fullana, Esteban ; González Millán, Vicente; Higón, Emilio ; Ruiz Martínez, Arantxa ; Salvachúa, Belén ; Sanchís Peris, Enrique; Solans, Carlos ; Torres País, José; Valero, Alberto ; Valls Ferrer, Juan Antonio
KeywordsData acquisition
Data processing
Electronic equipment testing
Field programmable gate arrays
Integrated circuit
Issue Date12-Dec-2007
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
CitationIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 54(6): 2629-2636 (2007)
AbstractThe ATLAS Hadronic Tile Calorimeter detector (TileCal) is an iron-scintillating tiles sampling calorimeter designed to operate at the Large Hadron Collider accelerator at CERN. The central element of the back-end system of the TileCal detector is a 9U VME Read-Out Driver (ROD) board. The operation of the TileCal calorimeter requires a total of 32 ROD boards. This paper summarizes the tests performed during the ROD production and the results obtained. Data processing is performed in the ROD by digital signal processors, whose operation is based on the use of online algorithms such as the optimal filtering algorithm for the signal amplitude, pedestal and time reconstruction and the online Muon tagging algorithm which identifies low transverse momentum muons. The initial performance of both algorithms run during commissioning is also presented in this paper.
Description8 pages, 9 figures.-- ISI Article Identifier: 000251744500005
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2007.908108
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