FPGA based detector signal processing
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|WS 2015/6||SS 2011|
PH2101 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- General catalogue of special courses
- Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
- Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||75 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2101 is Stephan Paul.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- Introduction to the FPGA design process (modeling, simulation, synthesis, Xilinx design tools)
- Introduction to the VHDL hardware description language (modularity, concurrent/sequential statements, synchronous/asynchronous logic)
- Electronic design with VHDL and FPGAs (pipelined data processing, data flow control, counters, state machines)
- Signal processing basics (signal sampling, FFT, digital filters)
- Detector readout concepts (analog pipeline ASICs, sampling ADCs)
- Debug and measurement equipment (oscilloscope, logic analyzer)
- Design of a data acquisition system based on Xilinx FPGAs for a particle detector. (frontend ASIC configuration and readout, signal baseline correction, trigger decision, amplitude detection, ...)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||4||FPGA Based Detector Signal Processing||
Mitwirkende: Bai, Y.Huber, S.Konorov, I.Levit, D.
sowie Termine in Gruppen
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.
In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.
There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.