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21-26 May 2017
Beijing International Convention Center
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Contribution oral

Beijing International Convention Center - Room 305E
Backend readout structures and embedded systems

The SLAC Instrumentation and Control Platform


  • Josef FRISCH

Primary authors



The SLAC Technology Innovation Directorate has developed a new electronics platform for instrumentation and control of particle accelerators and experiments. This “Common Platform” system is based on the Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture , and uses the ATCA shelf backplane for data, management, precision timing and machine interlocking. Local interface and data processing is provided by FPGAs on each ATCA card, each interfaced to ADCs, DACs, network and front end electronics. This “Common Platform” will be used as the primary accelerator control and instrumentation system for future SLAC accelerators including LCLS-II X-ray FEL, as well as for many experiment sub-systems. It is also being developed for use for superconducting sensors for a CMB telescope and a variety of other projects.