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Title Present and Future of Harmony Bus, a Real-Time High Speed Bus for Data Transfer Between FPGA Cores
  • M. Broseta, J.A. Avila-Abellan, S. Blanch-Torné, G. Cuní, D. Fernández-Carreiras, O. Matilla, M. Rodriguez, J. Salabert, X. Serra-Gallifa
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Abstract When feedback loops latencies shall be lower than milliseconds range the performance of FPGA-based solutions are unrivaled. One of the main difficulties in these solutions is how to make compatible a full custom digital design with a generic interface and the high-level control software. ALBA simplified the development process of electronic instrumentation with the use of Harmony Bus (HB)*. Based on the Self-Describing Bus, developed at CERN/GSI, it creates a bus framework where different modules share timestamped data and generate events. This solution enables the high-level control software in a Single Board Computer or PC, to easily configure the expected functionally in the FPGA and manage the real-time data acquired. This framework has been already used in the new Em# electrometer**, produced within a collaboration between ALBA and MAXIV, that is currently working in both synchrotrons. Future plans include extending the FPGA cores library, high-level functions and the development of a new auto-generation tool able to dynamically create the FPGA configuration file simplifying the development process of new functionalities.
Footnotes & References * 'A Generic Fpga Based Solution for Flexible Feedback Systems', PCaPAC16, paper FRFMPLCO06
** 'Em# Electrometer Comes To Light', ICALEPS 2017 Abstract Submitted
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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 Feedback Control and Process Tuning
Date 11-Oct-17   08:30–10:15
Main Classification Feedback Control and Process Tuning
Keywords ion, FPGA, software, feedback, controls
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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