Founding for hardware received!

Great news! We have received additional founding from the faculty in the program DSC2016.

It is a clear sign that our effort in propagating FPGA technology as an important branch in Computer Science and Experimental Physics related projects has been noticed and appreciated.

Here’s what we’ll buy in the near future:

  • Advanced Zynq-based development kit ZC706
  • Two basic, Artix-based development kits Arty
  • 10GbE Network equipment

PANDA Forward Tracker successfull beamtime

On Monday 2nd of May 2016 we have finished a successfull, two-week beamtime in Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH for our prototype of Forward Tracker constructed for PANDA (FAIR, Germany).

Great amount of work was needed in order to condition the detector and also for the design and evaluation of its FPGA-based readout system.

The use of TRBv3 hardware together with the software environment for data processing, resulted in very smooth data collection and achievement of low-noise, high-resolution results.

JPET Controller power up!

After several ups and downs we have successfully evaluated all the key elements of the JPET Controller and the hardware is ready to use!

In just short time several test projects have been run, including mainly:

  • IBERT (Integrated Bit Error RatioTester) on all the 16x optical links
  • ZYNQ Processing Systems with DDR3 and UART-USB
  • Gigabit Ethernet Module on all the 16x optical links

Now everything is ready to start implementing tomographic data processing!

For more details about the system, please check out this link:

http://www.doit.fais.uj.edu.pl/fpga-jpet-data-analysis