R. Campagnolo

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The front end electronics for the ALICE time projection chamber (TPC) consists of about 560000 channels packed in 128-channel units (front end card). Every front end card (FEC) incorporates the circuits to amplify, shape, digitize, process and buffer the TPC pad signals. From the control and readout point of view the FECs are organized in 216 partitions,(More)
In this paper we present the front end electronics for the time projection chamber (TPC) of the ALICE experiment. The system, which consists of about 570000 channels, is based on two basic units: (a) an analogue ASIC (PASA) that incorporates the shaping-amplifier circuits for 16 channels; (b) a mixed-signal ASIC (ALTRO) that integrates 16 channels, each(More)
In this paper we present the architecture of the Readout Electronics for the Time Projection Chamber (TPC) of the ALICE experiment at CERN LHC. The ALICE TPC electronics consists of 557568 channels. A single readout channel is made of two basic units: (a) an analogue ASIC (PASA) that incorporates the shaping/amplifier circuits for 16 channels; (b) a(More)
A major concern with any kind of detector electronics is their exposure to the irradiation environment. For ASICs, radiation-hardness can be taken into account during their design. But while radiation-hard FPGA technology exists, the most common types of FPGAs used today are SRAM-based. The reasons for this can be easily identified as costs and complexity.(More)
The ALICE detector is a dedicated heavy-ion detector at the large hadron collider which is commissioned end of 2007 at CERN. The ALICE triggers are handled by the central trigger processor and distributed to all sub-detectors, amongst other the time projection chamber and the photon spectrometer. The front end electronics of the time projection chamber and(More)
The ALICE detector is a dedicated heavy-ion detector currently built at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The detector control system (DCS) covers the task of controlling, configuring and monitoring the detector. One sub-system is the control system for the Front-end electronics of the time projection chamber (TPC). It controls in total 216 readout(More)
The ALICE detector is a dedicated heavy-ion detector currently built at the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN. The detector consists of several sub-detectors each of them forming a highly complex device. The detector control system (DCS) covers the task of controlling, configuring and monitoring of the detector system. Since the experiment was running in(More)
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