FPGA Trigger System to Run Klystrons Metadata

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  • Main Title FPGA Trigger System to Run Klystrons


  • Author: Gray, Darius
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: /SLAC, /Texas A-M
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE


  • Name: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    Place of Publication: [California]


  • Creation: 2010-08-25


  • English


  • Content Description: The Klystron Department is in need of a new trigger system to update the laboratory capabilities. The objective of the research is to develop the trigger system using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology with a user interface that will allow one to communicate with the FPGA via a Universal Serial Bus (USB). This trigger system will be used for the testing of klystrons. The key materials used consists of the Xilinx Integrated Software Environment (ISE) Foundation, a Programmable Read Only Memory (Prom) XCF04S, a Xilinx Spartan 3E 35S500E FPGA, Xilinx Platform Cable USB II, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), a 100 MHz oscillator, and an oscilloscope. Key considerations include eight triggers, two of which have variable phase shifting capabilities. Once the project was completed the output signals were able to be manipulated via a Graphical User Interface by varying the delay and width of the signal. This was as planned; however, the ability to vary the phase was not completed. Future work could consist of being able to vary the phase. This project will give the operators in the Klystron Department more flexibility to run various tests.
  • Physical Description: 16 pages


  • Keyword: Testing
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Computerized Control Systems
  • Keyword: Design Accelerators
  • Keyword: Printed Circuits
  • Keyword: Klystrons
  • Keyword: Free Electron Lasers
  • Keyword: Accelerators
  • Keyword: Light Sources


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: SLAC-TN-10-007
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/992940
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 992940
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1012441


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