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Title Timing System at ESS
  • J. Cereijo García, T. Korhonen, J.H. Lee
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
Abstract The European Spallation Source (ESS) timing system is based on the hardware developed by Micro-Research Finland (MRF). The main purposes of the timing system are: generation and distribution of synchronous clock signals and trigger events to the facility, providing a time base so that data from different systems can be time-correlated and synchronous transmission of beam-related data for for different subsystems of the facility. The timing system has a tree topology: one Event Generator (EVG) sends the events, clocks and data to an array of Event Receivers (EVRs) through an optical distribution layer (fan-out modules). The event clock frequency for ESS will be 88.0525 MHz, divided down from the bunch frequency of 352.21 MHz. An integer number of ticks of this clock will define the beam macro pulse full length, around 2.86 ms, with a repetition rate of 14 Hz. An active delay compensation mechanism will provide stability against long-term drifts. A novelty of ESS compared to other facilities is the use of the features provided by EVRs in uTCA form factor, such as trigger and clock distribution over the backplane. These EVRs are already being deployed in some systems and test stands.
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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 Poster Session
Date 10-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification Timing and Synchronization
Keywords ion, timing, controls, target, EPICS
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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