Design of an FPGA-based embedded system for the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter front-end electronics test-bench

F Carrió, H Y Kim, P Moreno, R Reed, C Sandrock, V Schettino, A Shalyugin, C Solans, J Souza, G Usai, A Valero
2014 Journal of Instrumentation  
The portable test-bench for the certification of the ATLAS tile hadronic calorimeter front-end electronics has been redesigned for the present Long Shutdown (LS1) of LHC, improving its portability and expanding its functionalities. This paper presents a new test-bench based on a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA that implements an embedded system using a PowerPC 440 microprocessor hard core and custom IP cores. A light Linux version runs on the PowerPC microprocessor and handles the IP cores which implement
more » ... res which implement the different functionalities needed to perform the desired tests such as TTCvi emulation, G-Link decoding, ADC control and data reception.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/03/c03023 fatcat:d2buntrffbex7i53ivew7jwmfy