US Belle II Firmware/Hardware Development page

U Pitt logo:  Vladimir Savinov 

IU William Jacobs, Brandon Kunkler, Gerard Visser, Anselm Vossen

VT  Norman Morgan, Leo Piilonen

PNNLDavid Asner, Craig Bookwalter, Ryan Conrad, Jim Fast, Lynn Wood
UHMatt Andrew, Brian Kirby, Luca Macchiarulo, Xiaowen Shi, Gary Varner, Christina Yee

WSU logoDavid Cinabro, Alfredo Gutierrez

USC logoMilind Purohit, Carl Rosenfeld

Dial-in information:  (866) 740-1260           (toll free USA,Canada)

        Access code:  8147808  (followed by "#")



HSLB firmware access [information]    [link]
Accessing Belle II trigger-timing firmware  [txt]

Friday, 3-JAN-2014 Meeting (9am HST,  11am PDT, 2pm EDT)  hardware/testing -focused meeting

Link:  to Indico page for posting information  (belle2HWFW)

  1. Getting started with eval board stack and developing test plans @ S. Carolina [all] [GettingStartedUsingElectronics wiki entry]
  2. Update on the TARGETX and IRSX Designs {27-JAN submission}  [Gary/all]
  3. AOB ?

Friday, 20-OCT-2013 Meeting (8am HST,  11am PDT, 2pm EDT)  firmware -focused meeting

Link:  to Indico page for posting information

  1. Firmware Development/update @ Indiana [Brandon]
  2. KLM Readout Firmware status and manpower needs [Brian/Gary]
  3. Update on Zynq-7 evaluation and decision timescale  [Lynn/Kurtis]
  4. IRSX and IRS3D Design updates and Interface discussion  [Gary/all]
  5. AOB ?

Friday, 18-OCT-2013 Meeting (8am HST,  11am PDT, 2pm EDT)  -- iTOP-focused meeting

  1. Revised iTOP Readout development schedule   Link [Gary]
  2. Discussion on pre-production testing plans  [South Carolina + all]
  3. Update on IRSX submission [Gary]
    • Symbol, pitching RCO
    • Pin-table, register map
  4. Board-stack pin-outs / 2x Carrier Options [Matt A]
  5. Updates on FPGA evaluation  [Lynn/Kurtis]
  6. AOB ?

Monday, 14-OCT-2013 Meeting (4pm HST,  11am KEK (Tuesday, 15-OCT)  -- iTOP-focused / Japan-friendly time

  1. Updated schedule on the ground at KEK for KLM/scintillator readout [Dmitri/Xiaolong]
  2. Status of the T6-based Universal eval [Brian]
  3. Discussion on needs and timeline for using T6-based Universal eval (if available) [all]
  4. Status of fabrication and test; revised schedule for delivery of first 9U readout modules (discuss contingency, manpower)  [Xiaowen/Brian]
  5. Discussion plans for initial commissioning tests [Gary, all]
  6. Discussion on when/how to make hand-off for next stage of testing at KEK  [Dmitri, all]
  7. (follow-up)  When might IU be able to schedule an RPC system test?  [Sumisawa-san/Leo]
  8. AOB ?

Friday, 11-OCT-2013 Meeting (8:00am HST,  11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT)  -- KLM-focused section

  1. Amplifier modification/test status   [WSU/all]
  2. Status of scint-KLM MB/cable card/T6 DC boards fabrication/test  [Xiaowen/Brian] update
  3. Universal eval pre-amp card tester [T6-based]   [Brian]
  4. KLM trigger firmware status/plans  [VT]
  5. Trigger/data concentrator development work @ IU  [Brandon]
  6. Schedule at KEK and test plans (follow-up)  [all]
  7. Attendance of 2014 Belle II Trigger/DAQ meeting @ NTU?  (Mar. 13-15, 2014)  [all]
  8. AOB ?

Friday, 11-OCT-2013 Meeting (8:30am HST,  11:30am PDT, 2:30pm EDT)  -- iTOP-focused section (time approx.)

  1. Revised iTOP Readout development schedule   Link [Gary]
  2. HV board/Front-board Rev A0 (brief) update  [Gerard]
  3. Brief status update on 2-stage amp  Link [Gary/Gerard]
  4. Carrier and SCROD brief update  [Matt A]
  5. Brief status update on mock-up boards for boardstack  [Gerard/Matt]
  6. Benchmarking FPGA brief status   FPGA Power PNNL iTOP Update [Lynn/Kurtis]
  7. TOP Trigger firmware update [Vladimir]
  8. Discussion on pre-production testing plans  [South Carolina + all]
  9. Attendance of 2014 Belle II Trigger/DAQ meeting @ NTU?  (Mar. 13-15, 2014)  [all]
  10. AOB ?

Thursday, 12-SEP-2013 Meeting (9:00am HST,  noon PDT, 3:00pm EDT)  -- KLM-trigger focused discussion

  1. Coincidence finding:  KLM Concentrator board:   discussion slides    [Brandon] 
  2. Status of scint-KLM MB/cable card/T6 DC boards   [Xiaowen]

Friday, 12-JUL-2013 Meeting (9:00am HST,  noon PDT, 3:00pm EDT)  -- KLM-focused section

  1. Review of the KLM Concentrator board:   design link    [Brandon]   (need to know "klmconcbd")
  2. Status of scint-KLM MB/cable card/T6 DC boards for submission  [Xiaowen]
  3. Improved single pre-amp card tester [T6-based]   [Gary/Brian]
  4. Amplifier debug plans  [WSU/all]
  5. KLM trigger firmware status/plans  [VT]
  6. Schedule and test plans (follow-up)  [all]
  7. AOB ?

Friday, 12-JUL-2013 Meeting (9:45am HST,  12:45pm PDT, 3:45pm EDT)  -- iTOP-focused section (time approx.)

Link:  to Indico page for posting information

  1. Amplifier  (new) simulations and proto plans update   [Gerard/Gary]
  2. HV board/Front-board updates  [Gerard]
  3. Amplifier (old) simulations and modification plans  [Gary/Gerard]
  4. Carrier mod (New amp prototype) schedule  [Matt A/Gary]
  5. Carrier mod (electro-mech prototype) plans and schedule  [PNNL/Matt A]
  6. New DSP_FINESSE design status and plans  [Lynn?]
  7. Virtex-7 SCROD option / HSLB v2  [Gary/Kurtis]
  8. TOP Trigger firmware plans  (any HW needed?)  [Vladimir]
  9. Injection test circuit plans  [South Carolina]
  10. Scheduling critical path  [Gary/all]
  11. AOB ?



Friday, 12-APR-2013 Meeting (9:30am HST,  3:30pm EDT)  -- KLM-focused meeting

  1. Indiana U Overview Slides  [Brandon]
  2. Discussion on where to do x-y coincidencing to reduce rates ?  [Brandon]
    • Single RPC level ?
    • Data format to UT3 ?
  3. Concentrator board prototype  [Brandon]
    • How many?
    • Fabrication and evaluation plan?
    • Vertical slice test needed (Gerard?)  Desired? 
  4. Preamplifier testing status:
  5. Capacitor modifications to the Carrier boards  [Xiaowen/Gary]
    • How best to implement ?
    • How to verify ?
  6. Updates on existing TARGET DC testing (temp, MPPC current draw)  [Xiaowen]
  7. Schedule update on TARGET6 DC / new 9U MB  [Xiaowen]
  8. Any other business?

Friday, 08-Feb-2013 Meeting (9am HST, 11am PST, 2pm EST)

  1. Report on Fuji Hall DAQ integration, CRT assembly link
  2. Preamplifier testing update
  3. SciFi update [Brian K.] link
  4. KEK CRT integration schedule [Matt A.] link
  5. 7th SCROD/Partial Boardstack Proposal
  6. Institutional reports
  7. Any other business?

Friday, 11-Jan-2013 Meeting (9am HST, 11am PST, 2pm EST)

  1. CRT Integration plans and schedule link
  2. B2GM Presentation discussion
  3. Institutional reports
  4. Meeting summary link

Friday, 14-Dec-2012 Meeting (9am HST, 11am PST, 2pm EST)

  1. Meeting Summary link
  2. Discussion on crates near detector (see Nakao-san presentation below)
  3. Preamplifier test setup status link
  4. iTOP front-end firmware status / transition link
  5. TOP trigger simulation link
  6. Backend firmware status link
  7. BKLM Electronics link
  8. Upcoming work in general and KEK Fuji Hall
  9. Institutional reports
  10. Any other business?

Message from Nakao-san about timing/JTAG crates around the detector (3-DEC-2012)  [link]

Friday, 30-Nov-2012 Meeting (9am HST, 11am PST, 2pm EST)

  1. Institutional reports
  2. Preamplifier test setup status [link]
  3. Preamplifier production status and schedule
  4. Any other business?

Friday, 26-OCT-2012 Meeting     Joint KLM/iTOP Meeting  (9am HST, noon PDT, 3pm EDT)

    Meeting Summary
  1. Common Session:  feedback from Belle2Link kick-off meeting
  2. KLM Session:
    1. Status of PreAmp Order  [Leo/Norm]
    2. Electrical/Optical Test card  [Xiaowen/Brian]
    3. Status/schedule of pre-amp test readout  [Brian]
    4. Discussion on dates of Alfredo visit/tech transfer
    5. Brief Institutional Reports
  3. iTOP Session  [Kurtis/Gary]
    1. Current schedule for iTOP CRT  [link]
    2. Update on Front-end systems  [Hawaii] 
    3. Update on Back-end system  [PNNL]
  4. Any other iTOP business?

Friday, 12-OCT-2012 Self-Review  iTOP/KLM Firmware Self-Review @ SLAC (10:30am HST, 1:30 PDT, 4:30pm EDT)


Friday, 5-OCT-2012 Meeting  iTOP CRT Detailed Discussion  (9am HST, noon PDT, 3pm EDT)

  1. CRT Q&A points:
    1. Priority items for discussion (e-mail dialog continuation)
    2. PNNL questions [pdf]
    3. Data format/flow discussion [pdf]
    4. Current data format documentation- [Kurtis' current proposal] 
    5. Request sent to IHEP for updated Belle2Link documentation
  2. Revised schedule (4-OCT-2012)  [Kurtis/Gary]
    • Current schedule for iTOP CRT  [link]
    • Feedback from BPAC
  3. Any other iTOP business?

Friday, 28-SEP-2012 Meeting  In 2 pieces -- Part I:  (8am HST, 11am(noon) PDT, 2pm EDT) == KLM-oriented discussion

  1. Discussion items involving Leo (first 30 minutes)
    • Pre-amp Production quotes, PO status and schedule  [Leo/David]
    • Status of test readout module  [Gary/Xiaowen/Brian]
    • Status of visits for tech transfer/schedule of Pre-amp testing  [David/Alfredo]
    • Motherboard plans and schedule  [Xiaowen/Gary]
    • TARGET6 design review:  Oct. 12 @ SLAC  [Gary]
  2. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Virginia Tech
    2. Indiana -- KLM
    3. Wayne State
  3. Any other KLM business?  (next meeting?)

Friday, 28-SEP-2012 Meeting  In 2 pieces -- Part II:  (8:30am HST, 11:30am(noon) PDT, 2:30pm EDT)  == iTOP-oriented discussion

  1. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Indiana -- HV 
    2. Pittsburgh  -- update on trigger firmware/TSIM development
    3. PNNL  [Lynn]
    4. Hawaii - [developing data format] 
  2. Update on schedule, future reviews  [Kurtis/Gary]
    • Current schedule for iTOP CRT  [link]
    • Deferred: discussion on iTOP beam test schedule (driven by demonstrated readiness in CRT!)
  3. Any other iTOP business?  (next meeting?)

Friday, 21-SEP-2012 Meeting  In 2 pieces -- Part I:  (8am HST, 11am(noon) PDT, 2pm EDT) == KLM-oriented discussion

  1. Discussion items involving Leo (first 30 minutes)
    • Pre-amp Production quotes, PO status and schedule  [Leo/David]
    • Status of test readout module  [Gary/Xiaowen/Brian]
    • Status of visits for tech transfer/schedule of Pre-amp testing  [David/Alfredo]
    • Motherboard plans and schedule  [Xiaowen/Gary]
    • TARGET6 design review:  Oct. 12 @ SLAC  [Gary]
  2. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Virginia Tech
    2. Indiana -- KLM
    3. Wayne State
  3. Any other KLM business?  (next meeting?)

Friday, 21-SEP-2012 Meeting  In 2 pieces -- Part II:  (8:30am HST, 11:30am(noon) PDT, 2:30pm EDT)  == iTOP-oriented discussion

  1. Proposal on data format  [pdf] [Kurtis]
  2. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Indiana -- HV  (if any update)
    2. Pittsburgh  -- update on trigger firmware/TSIM development
    3. PNNL  [Lynn]
    4. Hawaii   [Gary]
  3. Update on schedule, future reviews  [Gary]
    • Current schedule for iTOP CRT  [link]
    • Deferred: discussion on iTOP beam test schedule (driven by demonstrated readiness in CRT!)
  4. Any other iTOP business?  (next meeting?)

Friday, 7-SEP-2012 Meeting  In 2 pieces -- Part I:  (8am HST, 11am(noon) PDT, 2pm EDT) == KLM-oriented discussion

  1. Discussion items involving Leo (first 30 minutes)
    • List of questions/discussion items regarding pre-amp testing  [Norm]
    • Pre-amp Production status and schedule  [Leo/David]
    • Proposed test readout module  [Gary/Xiaowen]
    • Testing tech transfer/schedule for Alfredo visit ? 
    • Motherboard plans and schedule  [Gary]
    • TARGET6 design review  [Gary]
  2. Overview of bKLM/RPC Front-end Electronics test items  [Gerard]
  3. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Virginia Tech
    2. Indiana
  4. New mailing list -- others to add?

Friday, 7-SEP-2012 Meeting  In 2 pieces -- Part II:  (9am HST, 12pm(noon) PDT, 3pm EDT)  == iTOP-oriented discussion

  1. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Pittsburgh  -- update on trigger firmware/TSIM development
    2. PNNL
    3. Hawaii
  2. Update on schedule, future reviews  [Gary]
    • Tentative schedule for iTOP CRT  [link]
    • Need a discussion on iTOP beam test schedule (really driven by demonstrated readiness in CRT!)
  3. New mailing list -- others to add?

Friday, 13-JUL-2012 Meeting  (9am HST, 12pm(noon) PDT, 3pm EDT)

  1. Feedback from CD-1 Review, future reviews  [Gary]
    • Tentative schedule for iTOP CRT  [link]
    • Need a discussion on iTOP beam test schedule (really driven by demonstrated readiness in CRT!)
  2. Discussion on KLM amps:
    • Production (pre-production prototype batch?)  [Wayne State, Leo, Gary]
    • More detailed plans for production/acceptance testing/characterization/inventory ?
  3. Plans for trigger firmware/TSIM development
    • iTOP at Hawaii/Pittsburgh
    • (b/e)KLM at KEK/VT ?
  4. Brief Institutional Reports:
    1. Virginia Tech
    2. Pittsburgh  [deferred -- Vladimir can't make this time]
    3. Indiana
    4. PNNL - update
    5. Hawaii - boardstack status
  5. Proposal for iTOP/KLM system review at Argonne (next couple months), with goals:
    1. Flag issues as seen by ANL experts
    2. Identify areas to which ANL can contribute
  6. Grounding/power updates for B2GM, slides from Fernando  [pdf]
  7. Any other B2GM-related items?

End of general meeting:

  1. iTOP HV discussion (next iteration, for interested parties)
    • Active Divider:
    • Thermally conductive, insulating squish pad  [link]

Friday, 8-JUN-2012 Meeting  (10am HST, 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT)

  1. Introductions of new members  [Lynn]
  2. General discussion items (if anything Belle2link related)
  3. Institutional Reports (if available):
    1. Virginia Tech
    2. Indiana [RPC FEE slides]
    3. PNNL
    4. Hawaii
    5. Pittsburgh
  4. Discussion on strategy/schedule for iTOP CRT development/deployment
  5. AOB?

Friday, 6-APR-2012 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 2pm EDT)

  1. Procurement strategy and test plan for KLM pre-amp fabrication  [Leo, Matt, Gary]
  2. Update on DOE/project review process (BPAC, Dir Rev, BPAC, CDR review, pre-CD1) and funding situation  [Jim/Gary]
  3. Institutional Reports:
    1. Virginia Tech
    2. Indiana [RPC FEE slides]
    3. PNNL
    4. Hawaii
    5. Pittsburgh
  4. Update on COPPER work done by Lynn during visit to Hawaii in March  [pdf]  as well as instructions on how to set up COPPER/CPU system
  5. Some more detailed COPPER II information (to be cross-posted to google project?)  [tgz]
  6. Previous synchronous clocking (bad experience) [txt]  [Gerard]
  7. Grounding summary  and basis for further discussion
  8. Links below on data concentrator board (still valid) were updated after last meeting
  9. AOB?

Wednesday, 25-JAN-2012 Meeting  (12 noon HST, 2pm PST, 4pm CST, 5pm EST)

Agenda 

  1. General Section:
    1. Discussion on data concentrator board for KLM [pptx] [xlsx] :  (Gerard)
    2. *1 Do we have a practical plan to implement 14 fiber inputs to the KUC?
        *Two sub-questions: FPGA choice for this? Cost estimate on it?
        *How the 14 SFP modules fit? (I am thinking 2 on main board, 10 more on a mezzanine. Maybe.) Must stay in 6U form factor.
      *2 Thoughts on control through 'dummy B2link' or through FTSW? This choice doesn't affect costing (as long as it is one of these two)
      so we don't really need to get into it. Nice to have some input though.
      *3 _Rough_ cost delta for design activity for this thing.
      *4 Update to material cost estimates for concentrator board for prototype and production.
      *5 Funding and WBS matters.
      We will try to have an answer ready for 1, 3, maybe 4 before this meeting.
    3. Discussion on Belle II "Super-KEKB" clock synchronous scheme or alternatives.

Recent bKLM documentation:

  1. Brandon  [link]  to the complete package for FEE prototype (22-NOV-2011)
  2. bKLM connector pinout  [txt]
  3. Leo comments [txt] and RPC services [PDF]

Friday, 21-OCT-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 

  1. General Section:
    1. Status update Hawaii  [pdf]   (Kurtis, Matt & Gary)
    2. Status update Indiana
      • Initial comparator tests  [pdf link]  (Gerard)
      • Overall update? 
    3. Status update PNNL  [pdf]  (Lynn)
  2. Dedicated discussions:
    1. BPAC/B2GM preparations  (all)
    2. AOB??

Friday, 7-OCT-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 

  1. General Section:
    1. Status update Hawaii  [PDF]   (Kurtis, Matt & Gary)
    2. Status update Indiana  [PDF]  (Brandon Kunkler)
    3. Status update PNNL  [PDF]   (Lynn)
  2. Dedicated discussions:
    1. B2GM preparations  (all)
    2. Power/GND liasoning    (Gary) 
    3. AOB??

Friday, 2-Sept-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 
  1. General Section:
    1. Report from Nagoya TOP/timing integration [PDF]   (Gary)
  2. Dedicated discussions?
    1. bPID electronics documentation (updated 2011-09-01)
    2. Lynn's updates from PNNL [pdf]
    3. What needs happen next? - Kurtis to compile list of remaining firmware tasks
    4. Next meeting - next week

Friday, 29-JUL-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 

  1. General Section:
    1. Trigger update from the B2GM  [PDF]   (Gary)
    2. Discussion on bKLM cost estimates   [PDF]   [xls spreadsheet]  (Gerard)
    3. Status update from PNNL (performance of PRO_VDD locking)  [PDF]  (Lynn)
    4. Next meeting?
    5. AOB??

Friday, 15-JUL-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 
  1. General Section:
    1. Reports, schedule updates and action items from the B2GM  [PDF]   (Gary)
    2. Status update Indiana [pptx link]  (Gerard)
    3. Status update PNNL  [PDF]  (Lynn)
  2. Dedicated discussions?
    1. What needs happen next?
    2. Next meeting?
    3. AOB??


3-JUN-2011 Agenda 

  1. General Section:
    1. Update from June 3rd Trigger/DAQ meeting  [link]  [PDF]   (Gary)
    2. Status update Hawaii [pdf] (Matt)
    3. Status update Indiana   (Gerard?)
    4. Status update PNNL  (Lynn?)
  2. Dedicated iTOP discussions:
    1. iTOP overview document  [discussion pdf][link to page with most recent PDF]  (Kurtis)
    2. BLAB3A ASIC datasheet (very preliminary)  [PDF]    (Gary)
    3. Discussion on Lynn's visit to Hawaii    (all)
    4. AOB??



Friday, 8-APR-2011 Meeting -- Agenda 

  1. General Section:
    1. Reminder of Specifications and Overview of Belle2link    [PDF]  (Gary)
    2. Any other general questions?
  2. Dedicated KLM discussion:
    1. Indiana barrel KLM development plans  [working link]  (Gerard)
      1. Overview presentation  [ppt]
      2. Specifications document  [doc]
    2. AOB??

Friday, 25-MAR-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 
  1. iTOP Readout development status  [PDF]   (Gary/Kurtis)
  2. Hawaii -- PNNL more detailed discussions on task sharing  (all)
  3. First pass at an iTOP readout specifications document?   (Gary/Kurtis)
  4. AOB??

"Kick-off" Meeting

Minutes:  [txt]

Note of eKLM trigger rates  [PDF]

Friday, 18-MAR-2011 Meeting  (8am HST, 11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT)

Agenda 

  1. Posted Belle2link document (3-MAR-2011)  [doc]
  2. Brief Overview/Introduction  [PDF]   (Gary)
  3. Status and Plans at Indiana University  [placeholder]   (Gerard?)
  4. Scope of inital PNNL work (discussion)  (Mitchell?)
  5. Status and Plans at UH (oral follow-on to item 2)  (Gary)
  6. Compilation of questions?   (all)
  7. Next meeting?  (split meetings?)  (all)
  8. A comment ASIC interface documentation/testing  (Gary)
  9. AOB?

Reference Material


Direct link to the Belle II TDR [TWiki page]  with hint [here] for access
  1. Messages  (Nakao-san) from on further neutron testing at Yayoi:
    1. Summary of Spartan-6 test results   [txt]
    2. assumptions about the flux, total dose and spectrum   [txt]

  1. Messages  (Nakao-san) from Nakao-san:
    1. on FINESSE type numbering (including for DSP_FIN)   [txt]
    2. on local FINESSE I/O and pointers to reference materials   [txt]


15-DEC-2010

  1. Some information relevant to SCROD interface   (Nakao-san)    [PDF]
  2. Update on Belle2link information    (Zhen'An Liu [IHEP])    [PDF]

7-DEC-2010

  1. Review of Belle2link information   (Gary)
    1. Xao Hu's overview slides on Slow Control with Belle2link   [PDF]
    2. Zhen'An Liu's discussion points on SC over B2l  [PDF]
    3. Nakao-san on B2l for SVD, ECL  [PDF]
    4. Nishida-san on ARICH B2l   [PDF]
    5. Higuchi-san's notes from the meeting   [txt]
  2. Summary (Itoh-san) of B2GM7 DAQ:   [PDF]   (Gary)

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