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Title GigaFRoST (Gigabyte Fast Read-Out System for Tomography): Control and DAQ System Design
  • T. Celcer
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
Abstract The GigaFRoST (Gigabit Fast Read-out System for Tomography) detector and readout system used at the tomographic microscopy beamline TOMCAT of the Swiss Light Source will be presented. GigaFRoST was built at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and designed to overcome the limitations of existing commercially available high-speed CMOS detectors. It is based on a commercial CMOS fast imaging sensor (pco.dimax) with custom-designed readout electronics and control board. The latter is used for detector configuration, coordination of image readout process and system monitoring. The detector can acquire and stream data continuously at 7.7 GB/s to a dedicated backend server, using two data readout boards, each equipped with two FPGAs, and each directly connected with the server via four 10 Gbit/s fiber optics connections. The paper will focus on the implementation of the EPICS control system, data acquisition (DAQ) system, integration of the detector into the beamline infrastructure and implementation of efficient distribution of TTL triggers between the devices involved in the experiments (i.e. GigaFRoST detector, sample rotation stage, arbitrary external devices).
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Experiment Control 2
Date 12-Oct-17   16:00–16:45
Main Classification Experiment Control
Keywords ion, controls, detector, EPICS, FPGA
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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