Front-end module readout and control electronics for the PHENIX Multiplicity Vertex Detector

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Front-end module (FEM) readout and control are implemented as modular, high-density, reprogrammable functions in the PHENIX Multiplicity Vertex Detector. FEM control is performed by the heap manager, an FPGA-based circuit in the FEM unit. Each FEM has 256 channels of front-end electronics, readout, and control, all located on an MCM. Data readout, formatting, and control are performed by the heap manager along with 4 interface units that reside outside the MVD detector cylinder. This paper discusses the application of a generic heap manager and the addition of 4 interface module types to meet the specific control and data readout needs ... continued below

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Ericson, M.N.; Allen, M.D. & Boissevain, J. November 1, 1997.

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Front-end module (FEM) readout and control are implemented as modular, high-density, reprogrammable functions in the PHENIX Multiplicity Vertex Detector. FEM control is performed by the heap manager, an FPGA-based circuit in the FEM unit. Each FEM has 256 channels of front-end electronics, readout, and control, all located on an MCM. Data readout, formatting, and control are performed by the heap manager along with 4 interface units that reside outside the MVD detector cylinder. This paper discusses the application of a generic heap manager and the addition of 4 interface module types to meet the specific control and data readout needs of the MVD. Unit functioning, interfaces, timing, data format, and communication rates will be discussed in detail. In addition, subsystem issues regarding mode control, serial architecture and functions, error handling, and FPGA implementation and programming will be presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98001893

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  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 11-13 Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98001893
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--95614
  • Report No.: CONF-971147--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 292892
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688218

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Ericson, M.N.; Allen, M.D. & Boissevain, J. Front-end module readout and control electronics for the PHENIX Multiplicity Vertex Detector, article, November 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688218/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.