FPGA Weekly Meetings 2016 W 1

Holiday season is over so we are restarting with weekly meetings of the FPGA group.

We’ll try to meet regularly on Tuesdays at 16:00 in B-2-50 seminar room.

This week we’ll review our projects after the holidays and welcome new members.

If you would like to join the meetings, just send me an email and I’ll include you in the mailing list to receive notifications about incoming meetings and topics.


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.