Author: Blas, A.
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TUPF28 A Leading-Edge Hardware Family for Diagnostics Applications and Low-Level RF in CERN’s ELENA Ring 575
  • M.E. Angoletta, A. Blas, M. Jaussi, P.M. Leinonen, T.E. Levens, J.C. Molendijk, J. Sanchez-Quesada, J. Simonin
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The CERN Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) Ring is a new synchrotron that will be commissioned in 2016 to further decelerate the antiprotons transferred from the CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator (AD). The requirements for the acquisition and treatment of signals for longitudinal diagnostics are very demanding, owing to the revolution frequency swing as well as to the digital signal processing required. The requirements for the Low-Level RF (LLRF) system are very demanding as well, especially in terms of revolution frequency swing, dynamic range and low noise required by the cavity voltage control and digital signal processing to be performed. Both sets of requirements will be satisfied by using a leading-edge hardware family, developed to cover the LLRF needs of all synchrotrons in the Meyrin site; it will be first deployed in 2014 in the CERN’s PSB and in the medical machine MedAustron. This paper gives an overview of the main building blocks of the hardware family and of the associated firmware and IP cores. The performance of some blocks will also be detailed.