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The Trigger System for the Collider Detector Facility

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The trigger logic for the Collider Detector Facility (CDF) at Fermilab is described. An analog/digital system constructs triggers based on clusters of energy in the calorimetry. These triggers are then combined with signals from the muon and central tracking systems to make a global trigger. Two levels of trigger logic have been implemented: a 'Level 1' trigger which is dead-timeless, and a more sophisticated Level 2 trigger. The rejection factor provided by these two systems will be 103 - 104.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 1 )