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Fast Control Channel for the CBM Experiment with a Network of FPGAs

Fast Control Channel for the CBM Experiment with a Network of FPGAs
Typ:Bachelor-/ Masterarbeit
Datum:offen (zu vergeben)
Betreuer:

M. Sc. Vladimir Sidorenko

Fast Control Channel for the CBM Experiment with a Network of FPGAs

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Background

The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment will be one of the major scientific pillars of the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Darmstadt. The experiment aims to expanding our knowledge about the matter itself, which requires very fast detectors and a novel data read-out and analysis concept.

 

One of the most important electronic subsystems in the experiment is the Timing and Fast Control (TFC) subsystem that is being developed at ITIV. Its task is to make front-end electronics and data processing nodes operate synchronously, so that the data stream is consistent and organised. It has a tree-like master-slave structure and is being developed using HW-SW co-design approach.

 

You will learn

Principles of FPGA-based control system for time-critical applications.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Research & development of architectural solutions for reliable and time-deterministic data transmission
  • Development of techniques for fast control data channel evaluation

 

Requirements

  • C programming skills
  • HDL design skills
  • Fluent English