Author: Evans, G.G.
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THPHA069 Control System for Atlas Tilecal HVremote Boards 1543
  • F. Martins, A. Gomes, L. Gurriana, A. Maio, L. Seabra
    LIP, Lisboa, Portugal
  • G.G. Evans, A. Gomes, A. Maio, C. Rato, J.M. Sabino, J.A. Soares Augusto
    FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal
  • G.G. Evans
    BioISI, Lisboa, Portugal
  • J.A. Soares Augusto
    Inesc-ID, Lisboa, Portugal
  Funding: Funding from FCT (Portuguese government funding agency of the MCTES); project "Colaboracão na Experiência ATLAS", CERN/FISNUC/0005/2015
One of the proposed solutions for upgrading the high voltage (HV) system of Tilecal, the ATLAS hadron calorimeter, consists in removing the HV regulation boards from the detector and deploying them in a low-radiation room where there is permanent access for maintenance. This option requires many ~100m long HV cables but removes the requirement of radiation hard boards. That solution simplifies the control system of the HV regulation cards (called HVRemote). It consists of a Detector Control System (DCS) node linked to 256 HVRemote boards through a tree of Ethernet connections. Each HVRemote includes a smart Ethernet transceiver for converting data and commands from the DCS into serial peripheral interface (SPI) signals routed to SPI-capable devices in the HVRemote. The DCS connection to the transceiver and the control of some SPI-capable devices via Ethernet has been tested successfully. It was fabricated a test board (HVRemote-ctrl) with the interfacing sub-system of the HVRemote. It is being tested through SPI-interfaces and several devices were already validated. A next version adds a few more ADC/DAC devices for checking their suitability for the final design.
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