publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

The C-RORC PCIe card and its application in the ALICE and ATLAS experiments

Per Werner; Csaba Soos; Tivadar Kiss; W. Vandelli; Fabio T. M. Costa; Heiko Engel; Louis Tremblet; P. Vande Vyvre; Udo Wolfgang Kebschull; M. Joos; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 13 Feb 2015
Abstract
The ALICE and ATLAS DAQ systems read out detector data via point-to-point serial links into custom hardware modules, the ALICE RORC and ATLAS ROBIN. To meet the increase in operational requirements both experiments are replacing their respective modules with a new common module, the C-RORC. This card, developed by ALICE, implements a PCIe Gen 2 x8 interface and interfaces to twelve optical links via three QSFP transceivers. This paper presents the design of the C-RORC, its performance and its application in the ALICE and ATLAS experiments.
Subjects
free text keywords: Particle Physics - Experiment, Instrumentation, Mathematical Physics, Detectors and Experimental Techniques, Improvement and equipment of irradiation and test beam lines [8], Coordination of combined beam tests and common DAQ [8.6], QSFP, Data acquisition, Custom hardware, Computer hardware, business.industry, business, PCI Express, Atlas (anatomy), medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Computer science, Transceiver, Detector, Operational requirements
Funded by
EC| AIDA
Project
AIDA
Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 262025
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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