Timing and Triggering System Prototype for the XFEL Project
2010 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 58, no 4, 1852-1856 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL)  at DESY in Hamburg will begin operating in the next few years, enabling new, ground-breaking research opportunities. The entire system requires very precise clock and trigger distribution, synchronous with the 1.3 GHz system RF-frequency, over distances of more than 3.4 km. The new experiment demanded features that other commercial solutions could not yet provide. Researchers at Stockholm University and DESY have developed a prototype for the timing system of XFEL. It has been decided that XFEL will use modern ATCA and Micro-TCA systems because of their advanced features and reliability. The timing system has been adapted to the Micro-TCA bus standard and also follows the new upcoming xTCA for physics standard. The prototype is fully functional and complete. It will serve as a platform for future development of the whole timing system. This paper describes the hardware design and some test results using the prototype board.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 58, no 4, 1852-1856 p.
Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation Control Engineering Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64534DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2011.2151205ISI: 000293975700067OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64534DiVA: diva2:458091
authorCount :42011-11-212011-11-212012-01-12Bibliographically approved