Author: Theisen, C.
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TUAPP04 Extending the Life of the VME Infrastructure at BNL 678
  • W.E. Pekrul, C. Theisen
    BNL, Upton, New York, USA
  A large installation of VME controllers have been used to control and monitor the RHIC Accelerator complex at BNL. As this equipment ages a number of upgrade options are being pursued. This paper describes an FPGA based VME controller board development being undertaken to provide a upgrade path for control applications that reuses existing racks and power supplies and a catalogue of custom application boards. This board is based on a Xilinx Zynq that includes an ARM-9 and a large FPGA fabric. The board includes DRAM, SPI-Flash, Ethernet, SD card, USB, SFP, FMC and an Artix FPGA to support the VME bus protocol. The first application of a magnet quench detector will also be described.  
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About • paper received ※ 01 October 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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