- Julien Branlard (DESY)
Dr Krzysztof Czuba (ISE, Warsaw University of Technology)
The idea of the RTM Backplane was originally created to simplify cable management of an MTCA.4 based LLRF control system for the European XFEL project. The first RTM backplane (called an RF Backplane) was designed to distribute about dozen of precise RF and clock signals to uRTM cards. It was quickly found out, that this backplane offers very powerful extension possibilities for the MTCA.4...
Dr Heinz Hartmut Ibowski (b1 Engineering Solutions GmbH)
In MTCA.4 systems sensitive analogue and aggressive digital signals have to be handled within the crate that is equipped with modules designed by multiple designers for multiple purposes. Each of these modules introduces noise mainly by conductive coupling into the ground system. In highly sensitive systems only modules should be used that have been classified to have minor impact on the noise...
Dr Frank Ludwig
One of the major benefit of a MicroTCA.4 system is to combine high-speed digital data processing AMC boards with high precision analog signal conditioning RTM boards. In this presentation we show high precision measurements using different grounding configurations, particularly for AMC and RTM Z3 ac-coupled differential signal transmission for the detection and regulation of high...
Mr Maciek Grzegrzółka (Warsaw University of Technology, ISE)
Applications in research facilities
In this contribution a pair of two MTCA.4 based modules, AMC and RTM, is presented. These boards allow to evaluate the performance and check the functionality of all MTCA.4 based modules compliant with Analog Class Recommendation A1. Both modules feature 10 analog feed-through channels working with frequencies up to 3 GHz and low noise clock distribution circuit. The AMC module features also...
Dr Endric Schubert (Missing Link Electronics)
FPGA in MicroTCA systems not only offer efficient implementations of various I/O interfaces. FPGA cards can also serve as high-performance, low-latency and low-power data processors to offload compute intensive tasks from CPUs. Today's networking protocol implementations typically are software-based and, therefore, exhibit milliseconds of latency. At the same time, the packet handling puts a...
Andrew Young (SLAC)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has two microTCA collaborations with other laboratories. These collaborations are to developed BPM systems with European Spallation Source (ESS) and Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL). The ESS collaboration is designing a new Rear Transition Module (RTM) that can be used as a BPM interface and as a LLRF interface for a development system. The PAL...