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Fermilab Fast Parallel Readout System for Data Acquisition

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8 Author(s)
Vignoni, R. ; Univ. of La Plata, Argentina/Fermilab ; Barsotti, E. ; Bracker, S. ; Hansen, S.
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Three modules have recently been developed at Fermilab to provide high speed parallel readout of data for high energy physics experiments. This paper describes how these modules provide a fast and efficient method for transferring CAMAC event data into VME-based or FASTBUS-based memories, thus enhancing and extending the usefulness of experiments' large investments in CAMAC hardware. Using these modules can decrease the dead time of an experiment by up to a factor of 10. This paper includes a discussion of the experiment topologies In which these modules are being used.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 4 )