Update on the high speed serializer ASIC development for ATLAS Liquid Argon calorimeter upgrade

T Liu
2011 Journal of Instrumentation  
We have been developing a serializer application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) based on a commercial 0.25-μm silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) CMOS technology for the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter front-end electronics upgrade. The first prototype, a 5 Gbps 16:1 serializer has been designed, fabricated, and tested in lab environment and in a 200 MeV proton beam. The test results indicate that the first prototype meets the design goals. The second prototype, a double-lane, 8 Gbps per lane
more » ... s per lane serializer is under development. The post-layout simulation indicates that 8 Gbps is achievable. In this paper we present the design and the test results of the first prototype and the design and status of the second prototype.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/6/12/c12059 fatcat:6giwvf3lhfgbnjmtvesi6r6twa