6th MicroTCA Workshop for Industry and Research

Europe/Berlin
CFEL (DESY)

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Building 99, Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg
Holger Schlarb (DESY), Kay Rehlich (DESY), Thomas Walter (DESY)
Description

The 6th MicroTCA Workshop for Industry and Research will take place from 6 - 7 December 2017 at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. DESY invites you to participate in this workshop.

The registration fee is 180 € per person including coffee and lunch breaks, DESY tour, workshop dinner and workshop materials.

Participants
  • Aaron Gornott
  • Aleksander Mielczarek
  • Alexander Hahn
  • Anders Johansson
  • Andre Gössel
  • Andrea Bellandi
  • Andreas Labudda
  • Andrei Talasman
  • Andrew Butterworth
  • Andrew Young
  • Andriy Ushakov
  • Andrzej Napieralski
  • Anna Kaminska
  • Arthur Spierer
  • Ashraf Mohamed
  • Axel Neumann
  • Bastian Lorbeer
  • Ben Woolley
  • Bin Yang
  • Björn Grunwald
  • Borut Baricevic
  • Brian Sørensen
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Cagil Gumus
  • Carsten Diederichs
  • Chris Christou
  • Christian Amstutz
  • Christian Ganninger
  • Christian Mohr
  • Christian Schmidt
  • Christian Staats
  • Christoph Kampmeyer
  • Christoph Rühle
  • Christophe JOLY
  • Constantin Tomaras
  • Damir Anicic
  • Dariusz Makowski
  • Dominik Rybka
  • DongCheol Shin
  • Enrico Braidotti
  • Eric Breeding
  • Eric Hirschmann
  • Ewa Felber
  • Frank Babies
  • Frank Höft
  • Frank Ludwig
  • Frank Tonisch
  • Frantisek Krivan
  • Fridman Sergei
  • Friedrich Fix
  • Gerhard Schleßelmann
  • Gerrit Hesse
  • Gevorg Petrosyan
  • Gohar Ayvazyan
  • Gregoire Hagmann
  • Guillaume RENAUD
  • Guy Laszlo
  • Hans Henningsen
  • Hector Betancourt
  • Hector Novella
  • Heiko Körte
  • Hemen Hosseini
  • Henrique Silva
  • Hilda Tamras
  • Holger Höltermann
  • Holger Kay
  • Holger Schlarb
  • Ignacy Kudla
  • Igor Rutkowski
  • Ilka Mahns
  • Ilya Agapov
  • Ingo Martens
  • Iván García Alfonso
  • Jan Malec
  • Jan Marjanovic
  • Jan Timm
  • Jan-Erik Eklund
  • Jana Raabe
  • Janusz Szymanski
  • Jaroslaw Szewinski
  • Jens Pilz
  • Jens Zappai
  • Jiaoni Bai
  • Joachim Schulte
  • Joachim Theiner
  • Joel Bovier
  • Johannes Zink
  • Jost Müller
  • Juergen M. Jaeger
  • Jukka Pietarinen
  • Julien Branlard
  • Junqiang Zhang
  • Jürgen Lill
  • Karl Judex
  • Kay Rehlich
  • Klaus Zenker
  • Konrad Przygoda
  • Kristian Harder
  • Krzysztof Czuba
  • Krzysztof Macias
  • Laurent Weber
  • Lin Li
  • Louise Springer
  • Ludwig Petrosyan
  • Manfred Zimmer
  • Manuel Mommertz
  • Marie Czwalinna
  • Mariusz Grecki
  • Martin Hierholzer
  • Martin Killenberg
  • Martin Tolkiehn
  • Mathieu Omet
  • Matthias Balzer
  • Matthias Felber
  • Matthias Hoffmann
  • Matthias Kirsch
  • Matthias Reukauff
  • Matthias Werner
  • Michael Fenner
  • Michael Kuntzsch
  • Michael Reese
  • Mikolaj Sowinski
  • Mitja Gustin
  • Niels Koll
  • Ofir Shefer Shalev
  • Olaf Hensler
  • Pablo Echevarria
  • Paolo Scarbolo
  • Patrick Geßler
  • Patrik Wiljes
  • Paul Prictoe
  • Pawel Krawczyk
  • Pawel Plewinski
  • Pengda Gu
  • peter goettlicher
  • Peter Jaenker
  • Peter Schrodin
  • Petr Vetrov
  • Piotr Perek
  • Radoslaw Rybaniec
  • Rainer Görgen
  • Rainer Susen
  • Ralf Waldt
  • Reinhard Steinbrück
  • Ross Goodenough
  • Rüdiger Onken
  • Sebastjan Zorzut
  • Simone Farina
  • Stefan Burger
  • Stefan Pitz
  • Susanne Schuster
  • Sven Karstensen
  • Szymon Jablonski
  • Sörne Möller
  • Tamara Bahr
  • Thomas Bäcker
  • Thomas Delfs
  • Thomas Holzapfel
  • Thomas LE STER
  • Thomas Walter
  • Thomas Weber
  • Thorsten Lamb
  • Tilen Žagar
  • Tim Wilksen
  • Timmy Lensch
  • Tobias Hoffmann
  • Tomasz Jezynski
  • Toshihiro MATSUMOTO
  • Uros Mavric
  • Urša Rojec
  • Vahan Petrosyan
  • Valeri Ayvazyan
  • Vollrath Dirksen
  • Waldemar Koprek
  • Wladimir SARLIN
  • Wojciech Cichalewski
  • Wolfgang HOFLE
  • Wouter De Cock
  • Yasuyuki Sugiyama
  • Yevgeniy Ivanisenko
  • YOUNG JIN SUH
  • Yuan Yao
  • Zbigniew Gołębiewski
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    • Tutorial for beginners SR I-III (CFEL, DESY campus)

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      • 1
        Introduction to ChimeraTK
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      • 2
        MTCA.4 - The Basics
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      • 3
        MTCA Management
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      • 4
        MTCA.4 Hands-on Tutorial
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      • 5
        MTCA.4.1 and PICMG Software Guidelines
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    • Introduction & Welcome CFEL

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    • Session 1 CFEL

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      Chair: Kay Rehlich (DESY)

      Convener: Kay Rehlich (DESY)
      • 6
        The European X-Ray Free Electron Laser Facility And Its MicroTCA-Based Accelerator Control System
        The new European XFEL (EuXFEL) is a 3.4 km long X-ray Free-Electron Laser facility and consists of a superconducting, linear accelerator with initially three undulator beam lines. It is now in production mode and first photon beam has been successfully delivered to photon science experiments since September this year. The accelerator control system for this facility has been developed and implemented while following the design principle of using standardized hardware and open source software. Almost all hardware used for beam diagnostics has been based on the MicroTCA.4 platform. This talk will give an overview of the large-scale installation of MicroTCA hardware used for EuXFEL accelerator control system.
        Speaker: Tim Wilksen (DESY)
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      • 7
        MicroTCA for Scientific Experiments and Photon Diagnostics at European XFEL
        The European X-Ray Free Electron Laser will provide x-ray laser pulses shorter than 100fs at wavelengths between 0.05 and 6 nm at a repetition rate of 4.5MHz in bursts of up to 2700 pulses every 100ms delivered to several experiments. It will allow in-depth research in various scientific fields. For that purpose, a large number of different detectors and diagnostic systems are required. In many cases MicroTCA based acquisition and pre-processing solutions were selected or developed. In this talk a brief overview of MicroTCA applications and related FPGA based processing algorithms will be presented.
        Speaker: Mr Patrick Gessler (XFEL)
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      • 8
        Overview of the ESS project and the LLRF MTCA developments
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      • 9
        CERN plans to evaluate MicroTCA for the SPS LLRF upgrade
        The LLRF of the CERN SPS will go through a complete renovation during the Long Shutdown 2019-2020. The upgrade is driven by the required performances as injector for the LHC: For protons, the bunch intensity must be doubled (2.2E11 p/bunch at transfer to LHC), requiring major modifications to the accelerating system. On the LLRF side, the active compensation of transient beam loading must be improved (Feedforward, One Turn Delay feedback, Longitudinal damper). For LHC ions, the required 50 ns bunch spacing calls for new LLRF gymnastics, namely slip stacking in the SPS, before transfer to the LHC. The new LLRF will be based on the distribution of a fixed frequency reference clock, plus data (such as the instantaneous Frequency Tuning Word and Phase) using the deterministic White-Rabbit link. Studies are ongoing to minimize the phase noise resulting from the reconstruction of the reference clock from the serial-data stream, to be used as sampling clock (ADC). A cavity-controller (RF feedback) prototype is being designed based on MicroTCA, for evaluation as VME alternative. CERN considers the MicroTCA as a candidate for the replacement of the current VME systems in operation. Plans for the upgrade include the SPS beam-control (beam based loops) in MicroTCA. The new philosophy will make new features possible, such as the coupled-feedback on cavities of different lengths. Use of synchronized deterministic links is also very attractive for future machines with RF stations at distant locations, such as for the CERN future collider FCC-ee under study.
        Speaker: Mr Gregoire Hagmann (CERN)
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    • Session 2 CFEL

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      Convener: Mr Tobias Hoffmann (Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GSI GmbH)
      • 10
        PICMG Specifications for Advanced Research Projects - A Brief History In Time
        The topic will explore a brief background of PICMG and specifications related to Physics/Research. MicroTCA/MicroTCA.4 applications in various industries will be discussed. The talk includes upcoming efforts in the 40GbE MicroTCA committee and future specification concepts for PICMG, including IoT applications. The resources available for MicroTCA.4 for Physics and other PICMG benefits will be covered.
        Speaker: Mr Justin Moll (PICMG)
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      • 11
        MTCA ecosystem and real world applications
        In this talk, there will be a short look back, an insight view of available products, new product offerings as well as an overview of the existing ecosystem. Based on the scaleability of MTCA, the talk will also list examples of real world applications from different application fields, not only physics.
        Speaker: Mr Thomas Holzapfel (Industry Partner)
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      • 12
        Leading Edge Data Aquisition
        There is a need for high sampling rates and high resolution with Data Aquisition Systems resulting in high performance processing needs. This presentation shows available leading edge DAQ solutions for MicroTCA platforms.
        Speaker: Mr Karl Judex (EMCOMO Solutions AG)
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      • 13
        Stabilization System based on MTCA.4 platform and FAST-PS power supplies
        A beam stabilization system for accelerators based on the MTCA.4 carrier DAMC-FMC25 with a FMC-PICO-1M4 picoammeter front-end and an SFP adapter is presented. This system elaborates the information received from a position detector it is interfaced directly to the FAST-PS bipolar power supplies by CAEN ELS that have fast low-latency SFP interfaces available for fast feedback applications. The MTCA.4 board acts as both the readout and computation section of the system while the FAST-PS acts as the actuator for stabilization. An overview of the system architecture as well as of the final application will be presented.
        Speaker: Mitja Gustin (CAEN ELS s.r.l.)
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      • 14
        How to ensure your dedicated, integrated MicroTCA crate works well
        MTCA is an exciting open standard with an ecosystem of vendors each offering unique products. How can an end user make sure that crates, MCHs, boards, power modules and other hardware work together smoothly? Making certain these components interact even if new requirements like White Rabbit Ethernet or non-standard backplane topologies are needed is no trivial task. This presentation describes how MTCA vendors work together to fulfill these application needs and ensure seamless functionality of the end user complete solution.
        Speaker: Mr Christian Ganninger (Pentair Technical Solutions GmbH)
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    • Session 3 CFEL

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      Convener: Mr Vollrath Dirksen (N.A.T. GmbH)
      • 15
        Applications of MTCA.4 to the J-PARC accelerators
        The Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) consists of the 400 MeV linac, the 3 GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS), and the 30 GeV Main Ring (MR). Its commissioning started in 2006. At present, high intensity proton beams are delivered to the experiment facilities. The accelerator facilities use the LLRF control systems and the beam monitor modules based on VME and cPCI. After a decade of operation, there are some discontinued modules and some modules that are required to have more functionalities to increase the beam intensity. We are considering to renew or upgrade of these modules. The MTCA.4 platform is considered as the candidate of the platform for the new modules. Several prototype modules have been developed for the LLRF control and the BPM signal processing. In this presentation, the overview of the application of MTCA.4 to the J-PARC accelerator is presented. Also, several beneficial features of the AMC board in the prototype modules are presented.
        Speaker: Mr Yasuyuki SUGIYAMA (KEK)
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      • 16
        Design of SLAC ATCA Accelerator Control systems for LCLS-II
        SLAC’s LCLS-II is a next generation X-ray FEL that will use a CW 4 GeV superconducting linac with nominal bunch spacing of 1us will deliver both soft and hard x-ray FEL to users. In order to achieve the required performance, the SLAC Technical Innovation Directorate has developed a common hardware and firmware platform for beam instrumentation based on the ATCA crate format. We have designed; stripline BPM, cavity BPM, timing, bunch length, bunch charge and machine protection subsystem based on this platform. The BPM system will have a dynamic range between 1 pC to 300 pC. We will discuss the design of the beam diagnostic electronics, overall architecture and performance on LCLS-I and other projects where we are using ATCA platform such as cryogenic sensor project.
        Speaker: Andrew Young (SLAC)
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      • 17
        LLRF Commissioning and First Operation of the European XFEL
        This contribution summarizes the low-level radio frequency (LLRF) commissioning of the European X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) accelerator, with a special emphasis on the effort placed into developing automation tools necessary for such a large scale accelerator. In particular, the strategy for automatic firmware and software deployment for the MicroTCA LLRF systems will be presented. Based on the experience of this first year of operation, the presentation will also touch the topics of system health, failure and maintenance.
        Speaker: Julien Branlard (DESY)
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      • 18
        ChimeraTK OPC UA Adapter for the Integration of a MicroTCA.4 based digital LLRF
        The superconducting linear accelerator ELBE at Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf is a versatile light source operated in continuous wave mode. Currently there is a transition from an analogue low level radio frequency control (LLRF) to a digital MicroTCA.4 based solution developed at DESY, Hamburg. Control system integration is realized collaboratively by DESY, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and HZDR with ChimeraTK and the incorporated OPC UA adapter. The poster gives an overview of the variable mapping scheme used to represent LLRF data in the OPC UA server address space, the graphical user interface and first integration test results.
        Speaker: Mr Reinhard Steinbrück (HZDR)
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      • 19
        Laser Synchronization with MicroTCA
        At DESY many different pulsed laser systems have to be precisely synchronized to an external reference which is an RF signal and usually also a pulsed laser signal e.g. from an optical fiber link. These kind of phase-locked loop setups are implemented on MicroTCA hardware. The feedback is realized in an FPGA on the AMC side. The actuators are driven by dedicated RTM or FMC boards like piezo driver or stepper motor driver. Synchronization with less than 7 fs rms is achieved, e.g. at the XFEL master laser. A new dedicated LAser-SYnchronization (LASY) RTM is developed for signal conditioning and detection. It employs advanced calibration techniques like reference tracking and 2-tone calibration and will carry a dedicated mezzanine to generate LO, Clk and the 2nd tone from the reference.
        Speaker: Mr Matthias Felber (DESY)
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      • 20
        MTCA.4 Components Designed by Polish Electronic Group for ESS LLRF Control System
        The LLRF control system for the European Spallation Source (ESS) is based on a MTCA.4 standard using COTS and and in-house developed components to control accelerating cavities. Custom designed MTCA.4 components of the ESS LLRF System are developed by PEG - Polish Electronic Group, consortium of three scientific units from Poland, National Center of Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Łódź University of technology (LUT) within Polish in-kind contribution to ESS. Technical details of the MTCA.4 components designed by PEG for ESS will be presented: the LO generation RTM, Piezo RTM for cavity resonance control and RTM Carrier - an AMC board for supporting LO and Piezo RTMs.
        Speaker: Dr Jarosław Szewiński (National Center for Nuclear Research)
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      Convener: Anders Johannsen
      • 21
        Roadmap for Teledyne SP Devices high speed MTCA.4 digitizers
        Recent updates on the ADQ7 14-bit, 10 GSPS digitizer, presented during the last workshop and introduced in 2017: •Product status •Ongoing development •Firmware packages •White Rabbit Coming high channel count MTCA.4 digitizer pre-introduction . Planned performance: •8 channels at 2GSPS •1 channel at 10 GSPS •10 bits and 8 bits versions
        Speaker: Mr Laurent Weber (Teledyne SP Devices)
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      • 22
        MTCA established in quality assurance as an image processing system
        New GigEVision AMC´s are serving line cameras on MTCA standard with scalable capacity. This makes it possible for the first time to record almost all inspection points in a production plant with one system. The presentation will show, how useful such system can be for inline quality assurance facilities in fully automatic production plants
        Speaker: Mr Friedrich Fix (Powerbridge Computer Vertriebs GmbH)
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      • 23
        Mechanism to speed-up development of FPGAs in MicroTCA
        This presentation shows some solutions and ideas, how to speed up the development with FPGAs and FMCs (FPGA Mezzanine Card) in MicroTCA systems. Questions answered: How to debug multiple FPGAs in a MicroTCA.4 crate remotely at the same time by using only an Ethernet Cable? How to detect the FMC version and functions and how to load the right FPGA image at boot-up or hot-plug? How to program an FMC with an empty EEPROM (no management and module information)?
        Speaker: Mr Vollrath Dirksen (N.A.T. GmbH)
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      • 24
        Complete MRF Timing System on MicroTCA.4 Platform
        The MRF timing system has been around since 1999 on various form factors starting with VME. A timing receiver (Event Receiver) has been available in the MicroTCA.4 form factor for a couple of years. This presentation gives a short introduction to the MRF timing system and shows some details of an Event Master currently in development for the MicroTCA.4 platform. With this new product a complete MRF timing system may be built on the MicroTCA.4 platform.
        Speaker: Mr Jukka Pietarinen (Micro-Research Finland Oy)
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      • 25
        Cooling Strategies – MicroTCA crates installed in electronics cabinets
        MicroTCA is a sophisticated Technology with high processing power and many features but also challenges such as high heat generation. With older technologies a small amount air movement inside the crate was sufficient to keep electronics cool. With today’s high performance and high density electronics a stronger, dedicated cooling strategy for the crate and cabinet level is required to keep electronics running well. This presentation demonstrates different cooling strategies for MTCA crates and associated cabinets and possible traps which should be avoided.
        Speaker: Mr Christian Ganninger (Pentair Technical Solutions GmbH)
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      • 26
        MicroTCA Technology Lab at DESY: Status and Outlook
        The successful implementation of MicroTCA-based systems for beam control and beam diagnostics at FLASH and the European XFEL has sparked new interest in the latest developments of the standard in the accelerator community and beyond. In order to respond to these requests, DESY has established the “MicroTCA Technology Lab (A Helmholtz Innovation Lab)” as a service unit for research and industry with a focus on: • Customer-specific developments in MicroTCA (hardware, firmware, software), • High-end test and measurement services, • Consulting and system integration. In addition, the lab serves as a hub for training and support activities as well as strategic development projects to complement the current hardware portfolio. The MicroTCA Technology Lab will continue DESY’s tradition of licensing newly-developed hardware to industry and is actively encouraging industry participation in various forms. We report on intermediate results 14 months after inception of the lab.
        Speaker: Dr Thomas Walter (DESY)
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      Convener: Mr Thomas Holzapfel (Industry Partner)
      • 27
        Big things sometimes come in small pieces
        Piezos are surprisingly simple functional components with extraordinary properties: high force generation, very fast reaction and high resolution. Different piezo actuator principles are presented and a short market view is given. Using concrete application examples, the unique properties of piezo technology are presented which lead to great advantages in applications. To put it in a nutshell: piezo actuation has been proved to be an excellent solution for challenges where speed, force and precision are keys for success. Potential applications in industrial and research are reviewed using fast piezo drivers housed in a MicroTCA shelf. Peter Jänker is founder of the company PIEZOTECHNICS. He holds a PhD in physics and is backed by more than 25 years experiences in developing novel actuators with a focus on piezo. The product portfolio of PIEZOTECHNICSs comprises the necessary highly reliable actuators, economic electronics drivers, and customized electronics.
        Speaker: Mr Peter Jänker (Piezotechnics GmbH)
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      • 28
        Configurable Crossbar Switch for Deterministic, Low-latency Inter-blade Communications in a MicroTCA Platform
        As MicroTCA expands into applications beyond the telecommunications industry from which it originated, it faces new challenges in the area of inter-blade communications. The ability to achieve deterministic, low-latency communications between blades is critical to realizing a scalable architecture. In the past, legacy bus architectures accomplished inter-blade communications using dedicated parallel buses across the backplane. Because of limited fabric resources on its backplane, MicroTCA uses the carrier hub (MCH) for this purpose. Unfortunately, MCH products from commercial vendors are limited to standard bus protocols such as PCI Express, Serial Rapid IO and 10/40GbE. While these protocols have exceptional throughput capability, they are neither deterministic nor necessarily low-latency. To overcome this limitation, an MCH has been developed based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 690T FPGA. This MCH provides the system architect/developer complete flexibility in both the interface protocol and routing of information between blades. In this paper, we present the application of this configurable MCH concept to the Machine Protection System under development for the Spallation Neutron Sources's proton accelerator. Specifically, we demonstrate the use of the configurable MCH as a 12x4-lane crossbar switch using the Aurora protocol to achieve a deterministic, low-latency data link. In this configuration, the crossbar has an aggregate bandwidth of 48 GB/s.
        Speaker: Mr Eric Breeding (Oak RIdge National Laboratory)
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      • 29
        Single Cavity and Piezo Controls and Applications
        We want to summarize single cavity and piezo control activities started in 2015. The MTCA.4 based hardware components (AMC-RTM) have been setup for different applications and setups and used for fast or slow feedbacks. A dedicated software blocks have been applied for easy access and diagnostics of the digital signal processing units. The possible applications are presented and briefly discussed.
        Speaker: Dr Konrad Przygoda (DESY)
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      • 30
        Potential applications of MTCA in photon science
        Although the MTCA standard is commonly used for accelerator control systems at synchrotron radiation sources, most experiment control systems at the X-ray beamlines are still based on the old VME standard and use products which are close to obsolescence. In my presentation I will show how MTCA will be used at the new chemical crystallography beamline P24 at PETRA III. I will also discuss how VME could be replaced by MTCA at synchrotron beamlines in the future.
        Speaker: Dr Martin Tolkiehn (DESY)
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        MTCA.4 Usage in Longitudinal Electron Beam Diagnostics at the European XFEL
        For diagnosing specific longitudinal properties of the ultra-relativistic electron bunches several monitor systems have been implemented at the European XFEL. Various measurement principles are utilised to monitor bunch properties like arrival time and bunch length detected from electro-magnetic field effects in a frequency range of several 10GHz up to THz, partly using electro-optical techniques and spectral detection. Equally diverse is the range of the utilised MTCA.4 boards which fulfill applications like FPGA implemented fast control loops for laser synchronisation, stepper motor control, control of high-voltage piezo driven delay lines, direct sampling on ADCs with up to 250MSps rate and 800MHz analogue bandwidth, up to 6Gbps optical data links via SFP+, and data readout from a linear array detector with up to 2.7Mfps frame rate. The according MTCA.4 boards for three different specialised diagnostic devices are combined in one common 12-slot crate. Here, we present first results and experience from operation of these systems at the European XFEL.
        Speaker: Dr Marie Kristin Czwalinna (DESY)
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      Convener: Matthias Kirsch (RWTH Aachen)
      • 32
        openMMC: An Open Source Modular MMC Firmware
        openMMC is a hardware independent open source MMC firmware under development at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS/Sirius). It has a modular structure focusing on the decoupling between application, board and microcontroller-specific routines. The firmware runs on the FreeRTOS operating system, over which each monitoring function runs its own independent task. This work will give an overview of the openMMC project, its current status and avenues for future extensions and improvements.
        Speaker: Mr Henrique Silva (LNLS)
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      • 33
        PCIe Universal Driver. PICMG SHAPI ,Vectored MSI and Peer to Peer PCIe Transactions
        The PCIe universal driver has been used in DESY and XFEL within several years. During this time a lot of improvements and new futures have been added. The first implementation of the PICMG SHAPI standard Registers Set with the connections to PCIe MSI and possibility of using PCIe peer to peer transactions well be presentad.
        Speaker: Mr Ludwig Petrosyan (DESY)
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        The ESS FPGA Framework: An AXI4-based Framework for MicroTCA boards
        Most FPGA designs need similar functionality in order to interact with the on-board peripherals and the applications running, for instance, on a CPU in the crate. FPGA frameworks are employed to reuse the code of these functions among different projects. The ESS FPGA Framework provides these functionalities within an AXI4-based environment with the goal of supporting different MicroTCA boards and different firmware applications. The ESS FPGA framework includes the functionality that is generally required on MicroTCA FPGA boards: (1) communication interfaces to peripherals, i.e. the analog-to-digital converter (ADC); the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and the DDR memory; (2) upstream communication with the control system over the backplane via PCIe and definition of the interface to access the board by drivers; and (3) configuration of the on-board peripherals over SPI and I²C. Within this framework, the configuration of the on-board peripherals is handled by a microcontroller sub-system, i.e. the configuration software becomes part of the FPGA firmware. The usage of the widely used AXI4 bus family as the communication interconnect makes the framework easily extensible by IP blocks and facilitates the seamless integration of the framework with the Xilinx Vivado tool flow. Along with the framework development, an automated tool flow has been established that covers the verification of firmware components, the building of the FPGA firmware and software components, and the generation of part of the documentation. A first version of the ESS FPGA Framework has been developed that supports the SIS8300-KU MicroTCA digitizer from Struck. The low-level radio frequency (LLRF) control system for the linear accelerator of the European Spallation Source (ESS) has been successfully integrated into the framework and several beam instrumentation applications are currently ported.
        Speaker: Mr Christian Amstutz (European Spallation Source)
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        ChimeraTK: Hardware Access and Control System Integration (not only) for MicroTCA
        In the past year, the ControlSystemAdapter and the ApplicationCore libraries of ChimeraTK have done the step from proof of concept implementations to Tools which are ready for productive use. They provide a framework for writing a control application which publishes process variables to a control system without being dependent on a particular middleware. A full LLRF controller server for a System based on MicroTCA.4 hardware has been developed at DESY using ApplicationCore and DOOCS, and has successfully been integrated at the ELBE accelerator at HZDR using OPC UA, without changing a single line of code. Only the configuration for the system integration had to be adapted. Together with the DeviceAccess library, which comes with ready-to-use PCI-Express drivers, ChimeraTK is geared towards the implementation of control applications in MicroTCA.4. However, living completely in the user space of a CPU and having a flexible hardware abstraction layer, ChimeraTK is not limited to MicroTCA and a powerful, easy to use library for control software which has to be integrated into multiple control system environments.
        Speaker: Martin Killenberg (DESY)
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        Control Hardware and Software for Laser Systems at DESY and the European XFEL
        Modern X-ray and XUV FEL facilities, such as the European XFEL and DESY’s FLASH require as essential components optical lasers for their accelerator operation and user experiments. In this talk we present control hard- and software development for those laser systems, focusing especially on the application of MTCA components for synchronization, timing, and fast diagnostics.
        Speaker: Mr Christian Mohr (DESY)
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        DAQ system for energy dispersive detectors
        I will present a new DAQ system for energy dispersive detectors for X- and gamma-rays based on the MicroTCA.4 standard which is being developed at FS-PEX in collaboration with MSK Group in the frame of DESY strategy fund project. I developed a new real-time pulse shape analysis algorithm and trigger system. Using the MSK firmware framework I implemented this algorithm in the field programmable gate array (FPGA) of SIS8300L by Struck. This ten channel fast ADC board was used in conjunction with a µRTM amplifier optimized for energy dispersive detectors, which was developed by MSK. In combination with my control software this DAQ system will provide high energy resolution and support high count rates greater than 10^5 counts per second and allows continuous data acquisition. For a variety of detectors types it will also provide precise timing information. Thanks to the MicroTCA.4 standard advanced clocking and triggering, high data throughput via PCIe and scalability is possible. I will give an overview and will show first test results of the project.
        Speaker: Dr Jan Timm (DESY)
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      Convener: Mr Dietmar Mann (Schroff GmbH)
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        High-Speed Direct Sampling FMC for accelerator diagnostics
        Special diagnostic applications in the European-XFEL require a compact and cost efficient digitizer for sampling single-ended AC/DC coupled high speed signals directly. Analog mixer stages in front of the ADC boards are expensive and need a lot of space in the MTCA.4 crates of the accelerator control system. Therefore, DESY is developing a new digitizer board based on a 12-bit dual channel ADC in an FMC form factor. The digitizer comes with different internal and external clock sources and will offer a variety of clocking configurations. The presentation will provide an overview of the new FMC direct sampling digitizer family. A versatile clock tree and the compact design combined with a MTCA.4 FMC carrier make the digitizer also ideal for various high energy physics and industrial data acquisition applications.
        Speaker: Mr Johannes Zink (DESY)
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        Electronics for High-Order Modes Detection
        Many high order modes can be excited in RF cavities by the electron beam passing through. They can be used to study beam properties such as charge, position and timing. The detection electronics presented in the talk is realized in a MicroTCA.4 compatible RTM form factor. The RTM can monitor 8 channels in parallel. In each channel we intend to monitor the dipole mode at 1.7 GHz and the 1.3 and 2.4 GHz monopole modes. The talk gives an overview of the electronics development status and the expected results.
        Speaker: Uros Mavric (DESY)
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        A MTCA.4 based system for the control of accelerator magnets
        At DESY a cost effective, MTCA.4 based system for the control of accelerator magnets is being developed. Main components are a CPU card based on a ZYNQ SoC, up to 10 high-precision Analog -I/O modules with ADCs and DACs and a dedicated backplane. The CPU card supports the basic requirements of MTCA.4: a PCIe root complex, Ethernet, MLVDS, uRTM and IPMI interfaces, and can be used as CPU unit in a standard MTCA.4 crate. It communicates with the Analog-I/O modules via direct Point-to-Point connections with 5 differential lines. Prototypes of all System components are now under production. The presentation will give an overview about the system architecture and will provide details about the CPU- and I/O boards and the backplane.
        Speaker: Petr Vetrov (DESY, FEA)
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        Development of MicroTCA.4 Systems at DMCS
        The MicroTCA.4 technology has limitations concerning the consumed power and heat generated in a single chassis slot. The power limit of 80 Watts concerns both Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) and Rear Transition Module (RTM) devices. Therefore, design of control devices consuming significant power is challenging. The presentation will discuss the issues concerning the design of two-channel high-power piezo control device designed with MicroTCA.4. Various architectures of piezo control system, pros and cons will be discussed. The presentation shows the requirements and architecture of piezo driver developed for European Spallation Source. The device is suitable for driving piezo actuators used to compensate the Lorenz force detuning for both elliptical and spoke cavities. Initial results from cavity test will be shown.
        Speaker: Mr Dariusz Makowski (DMCS)
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        Safety Improvements of the MicroTCA Piezo Driver DRTM-PZT4
        The MicroTCA board DRTM-PZT4 is a 4-channel piezo driver RTM board and is currently used in many scientific installations. Since it generates +-100V high voltage on board, it falls into a category where product safety is a major concern for commercialization. In order to analyze potential risks DESY seeked the help of a professional company. During the process the board was re-designed to meet EN61010-1 requirements. The talk will explain the lessons learnt on safety aspects of MicroTCA boards and present the new DRTM-PZT4 board.
        Speaker: Mr Michael Fenner (MSK)
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        Design and Status of the MicroTCA.4 Based LLRF System for TARLA
        The Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (TARLA) is constructing a 40 MeV Free Electron Laser with continuous wave RF operation. In order to control and monitor the four superconductin (SC) TESLA type cavities as well as the two normal conducting buncher cavities, a MicroTCA.4 based LLRF system is foreseen. This highly modular system is further used to control the mechanical tuning of the SC cavities by control of piezo actuators and mechanical motor tuners. This talk focuses on giving an overview regarding hardware and software components of LLRF control of TARLA, as well as an update on the ongoing integration tests at DESY
        Speaker: Mr Cagil Gumus (DESY)
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        Status of MicroTCA-based System for Accelerators in KEK
        Several kinds of MicroTCA boards have been developed for operation of accelerators (Super-KEKB, cERL, STF) in KEK. These boards have multi- channels of ADC/DAC and are controlled by EPICS on the FPGA(Virtec5-FX and Zynq-7000). The MicroTCA.0 based boards are used for the LLRF feedback control and RF reference system monitor and the MicroTCA.4- based boards have been evaluated for the LLRF feedback control for ILC and beam orbit feedback control for Super-KEKB. The recent progress and present status of these MicroTCA-based systems will be reported.
        Speaker: Mr Toshihiro MATSUMOTO (KEK)
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        Closeout
        Speaker: Dr Holger Schlarb (DESY)
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