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T 104.4: Vortrag
Freitag, 3. April 2020, 11:45–12:00, L-3.015
Software development for the ITk-Pixel module read-out and test system "BDAQ" — •Rafael Gonçalves Gama, Ali Skaf, Jörn Große-Knetter, Jörn Lange, and Arnulf Quadt — II. Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
The Inner Tracker (ITk) is a new all-silicon detector which will replace the current ATLAS tracking system during the Phase II upgrade. The ITk innermost layers are composed by pixel modules, which comprise a new sensor and a new front-end chip, designed to cope with the challenging demands of the HL-LHC environment. This work consists of adding support for the BDAQ hardware platform to the official ITk DAQ system, enabling the use of the said hardware in a centralized environment for the verification of pixel modules during the prototyping and (pre-)production phase of the ATLAS ITk upgrade. The BDAQ hardware is an, affordable yet powerful, FPGA-based electronics board designed by the University of Bonn for the readout of the RD53A front-end and upcoming generation chips. A new software library, based on the original BDAQ software package, was written to allow the new hardware integration into the ITk DAQ software. A summary of the development process, as well as results of the BDAQ hardware integration compared with results from the ITk software running with one of its originally supported hardware platforms, will be presented.