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18.01.06J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting GCT Source Card.

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1 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting GCT Source Card

2 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Overview Source Card Tasks Separate e/γ from jets Condense 2x68-way SCSI (RCT)  4x1.6Gbit/s optical fibre BC0 sync. checking (compare TTC with BC0 embedded in data) Autocalibrated delay to phase match data on different channels (if required) USB 2.0 interface for diagnostic/testing (borrowed from IDAQ-APVE) Swtiches data between channels to provide ‘split’ information to leaf cards Extra features On-board temperature/status monitoring Read out either during gaps in data (via concentrator card)…or via USB Data capture from RCT (for debugging) Internal test pattern generation (up to 1024BX) for testing leaf cards, etc… Can (in theory) scale to 2 x required bandwidth (pin-compatible part)

3 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting  6/8-layer 6U VME form factor  USB 2.0 (Cypress SX2)  TTCrx & QPLL  2xVHDCI SCSI for RCT input  4xOptical SFP output & SerDes  Linear supplies for fast components  Switch-mode (TI) for logic Either: 2 x XC3S1000-4FT256 (~£80) Simpler design Longer latency Or: 1 x Xilinx Spartan x Xilinx Coolrunner-II CPLD More complex design Lower Latency Board Layout (Preliminary)

4 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Functional Issues (To Be Discussed) Clock Distribution Direct from QPLL Split by dedicated clock buffer (made by TI) No PLL in splitter to minimise jitter Max skew ~500ps (OK for 80MHz) SerDes TLK2501 seems like a good choice with bandwidth margin ECL Termination Scheme Have a version done, but would like to discuss with Wisconsin first Similar to Bristol IM, with a few extra tweaks / options Use same buffers (they have wide common-mode range, +5V to -4V)

5 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Source Card Latency RCT->Leaf (Maximum Limit) Madison Cable (quoted from datasheet) 1.5ns/ft Assume 5ft max. length => 1.5x5 = 7.5ns delay ECL Buffers 2.5ns-6ns (4ns typical) FPGA/CPLD FPGA (XC3S1000): 5ns in IOBs, at a guess >5ns trace delay = 10ns CPLD (Coolrunner-II): 3.8ns-7.1ns total delay SerDes 38 (625ps) = PCB Tracking Assume = 3ns Optical Fibre (20m) 50ns-75ns? Estimated Total: (3.8 10) = 44.05ns-50.25ns ~ 2BX + 2-3BX

6 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Source Card Skew (Maximum Limit) Madison Cable (quoted from datasheet) 0.025ns/ft maximum Assume 5ft max. length => 0.025x5 = 0.175ns skew ECL Buffers 1ns max. (part-part) FPGA/CPLD Negligible skew (can be controlled) SerDes N/A PCB Tracking Can (will) be controlled Estimated Total: = 1.75ns << 12.5ns clock

7 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Board Testing Plan Power-Up Testing of Power Supplies Modular design of power system makes this simple Power Plane Short Testing Manual / automatic process, takes ~5 mins JTAG Testing Script can be developed at Imperial (done for previous boards) Script can be sent to assembly company for automated checking Functionality Testing Full testing can only be achieved by loading the FPGAs/CPLDs Aim to generate a test firmware Loop back TX/RX on optical links, ECL drive buffers using a test card Source card can be fully ‘internally’ tested

8 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Functionality Testing (Detail) Software C++ based via USB 2.0 link Tested successfully in current project 28MB/s in two days continuous operation (Beam Test) Firmware USB firmware complete Functionality-testing firmware will be developed in parallel with layout and finished after submission of design to manufacture Drive optical links with psuedo-random, A-5, ramp, pseudo-RCT Qualify link BER to < at 2Gbit/s before use with leaf cards This will take ~10 mins set-up & test per card 60 cards = 600 mins (10 hours)  day job (apart from failures!)

9 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Risk Assessment Software Basic test framework already complete for another project Final system may well be ‘stateless’, otherwise can implement XDAQ layer for USB interface, configuration can be sent via TTC Firmware USB, I 2 C complete Major component left is calibration functionality Wishbone bus interfaces already developed for another project A. Rose & J. Jones will be sufficient to develop this Critical components will be simulated before board submission Hardware MGT links are highest risk, but we have application notes / reference designs to assist in layout and ensure no major mistakes Fast / difficult components will be spice simulated before manufacture Deliberate ‘overkill’ in programmable logic usage (1M Spartan 3 is big)

10 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Build Plan & Price (Guess) Schematic J. Jones (IC) Layout S. Greenwood (IC) – Power supplies currently be laid out Manufacture (awaiting quote from Cemgraft) Have checked, they’re not very busy a.t.m. Cemgraft (assembly/parts) ExceptionPCB (PCB manufacture) Good experience with complex high-speed boards in the past 18 RCT crates x 6 cables / 2 => 54 cards Should be ~£60,000 for 60 required (with spares)

11 J. Jones (Imperial College London), Alt. GCT Mini-Meeting Schedule Schematic (1-2 months) Currently 60-70% complete Aim to finalise by end of February Layout (2 months) End of February, possibly mid-March Parts (2 months, may be 3 if delayed) Critical parts ordered by end of January (avoiding specialised ones) Aim to get prototype parts by submission date Firmware (2 months) J. Jones & A. Rose USB software & firmware already written Major component left is clocking / calibration firmware for data path March/April is contingency (leaf card is probably not available until the end of April?)


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