Author: Dusatko, J.E.
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TUPLS13 Evaluation of the Xilinx RFSoC for Accelerator Applications 483
  • J.E. Dusatko
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  As electronic technology has evolved, accelerator system functions (e.g. beam instrumentation, RF cavity field control, etc.) are increasingly performed in the digital domain by sampling, digitizing, processing digitally, and converting back to the analog domain as needed. A typical system utilizes analog to digital (ADC) and digital to analog (DAC) converters with intervening digital logic in a field programmable gate array (FPGA) for digital processing. For applications (BPMs, LLRF, etc.) requiring very high bandwidths and sampling rates, the design of the electronics is challenging. Silicon technology has advanced to the state where the ADC and DAC can be implemented into the same device as the FPGA. Xilinx, Inc. has released a muti-GHz sample rate RF System on Chip (RFSoC) device. It presents many advantages for implementing accelerator and particle detector systems. Because direct conversion is possible, RF analog front/back end and overall system design is simplified. This paper presents the results of an evaluation study of the RFSoC device for accelerator and detector work, including test results. It then discusses possible applications and work done at SLAC.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 02 September 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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