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Recent Results on the Performance of the CMS Tracker Readout System

Abstract : The CMS Silicon Tracker comprises a complicated set of hardware and software components that have been thoroughly tested at CERN before final integration of the Tracker. A vertical slice of the full readout chain has been operated under near-final conditions. In the absence of the tracker front-end modules, simulated events have been created within the FED (Front End Driver) and used to test the readout reliability and efficiency of the final DAQ (Data Acquisition). The data are sent over the S-Link 64 bit links to the FRL (Fast Readout Link) modules at rates in excess of 200 MBytes/s per FED depending on setup and conditions. The current tracker DAQ is fully based on the CMS communication and acquisition tool XDAQ. This paper discusses setup and results of a vertical slice of the full Tracker final readout system comprising 2 full crates of FEDs, 30 in total, read out through 1 full crate of final FRL modules. This test is to complement previous tests done at Imperial College[3] taking them to the next level in order to prove that a complete crate of FRLs using the final DAQ system, including all subcomponents of the final system both software and hardware with the exception of the detector modules themselves, is capable of sustained readout at the desired rates and occupancy of the CMS Tracker. Simulated data are created with varying hit occupancy (1-10%) and Poisson distributed trigger rates (<200KHz) and the resulting behaviour of the system is recorded. Data illustrating the performance of the system and data readout are presented.
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  • HAL Id : in2p3-00142602, version 1
  • CERN : 1027435



J. Fulcher, L. Mirabito, J. Coughlan, R. Bainbridge, I. Church, et al.. Recent Results on the Performance of the CMS Tracker Readout System. 12th Workshop on Electronics For LHC and Future Experiments - LECC 2006, Sep 2006, Valence, Spain. pp.187-190. ⟨in2p3-00142602⟩



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