A high speed Fastbus-VME data acquisition system for the CERN NA36 experiment

E. Andersen, P. D. Barnes, R. Blaes, H. Braun, J. M. Brom, M. Cherney, M. Cohler, B. de la Cruz, G. E. Diebold, B. Dulny, C. Fernández, G. Franklin, C. Garabatos, J. A. Garzón, W. M. Geist, D. E. Greiner, C. Gruhn, M. Hafidouni, J. Hrubec, P. G. JonesE. G. Judd, J. P.M. Kuipers, M. Ladrem, P. Ladrón de Guevara, G. Løvhøiden, J. MacNaughton, A. Michalon, M. E. Michalon-Mentzer, J. Mosquera, Z. Natkaniec, J. M. Nelson, G. Neuhofer, C. Perez de los Heros, M. Pló, P. Porth, B. Powell, B. Quinn, A. Ramil, J. L. Riester, H. Rohringer, I. Sakrejda, T. Thorsteinsen, J. Traxler, C. Voltolini, A. Yañez, R. Zybert

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A high speed data acquisition system was used to record events from sulphur-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c per nucleon at the CERN NA36 experiment. The system was designed to accept up to 12 Mbytes of raw data per beam spill. A multicrate Fastbus-CAMAC system was used to acquire the data during the beam spill and thereafter event-building and transfer to IBM 3480 cartridges were accomplished by means of two processors in a VME crate which processed data between spills. Communication between Fastbus and VME crates was provided by a fast link developed at CERN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 15 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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