Skip to Main Content
During the summer shutdown of 2003, the new silicon vertex detector SVD2 was installed in Belle at the KEKB factory and started to take data in October 2003. It provides important improvements in the tracking capabilities and adds new trigger functionality. In addition, a new hardware trigger Level 1.5 was designed and installed that takes advantage of the digitized SVD hit data. The improvement in the Belle trigger system will be important to deal with the increasing luminosity and higher beam currents of the KEKB factory.