New LpGBT-FPGA IP: Simulation model and first implementation
2019 May 21
2019 July 25
High-speed links are commonly used in High Energy Physics experiments for data acquisition, trigger and timing distribution. For this reason, a radiation-hard link is being developed in order to match the increasing bandwidth demand of the backend electronics and computing systems. In this framework, the LpGBT - which is the evolution of the GBTx SERDES - is being designed and is foreseen to be installed in CMS and ATLAS for Phase-2 upgrades. The LpGBT-FPGA IP core is proposed to offer a backend counterpart of the LpGBT. This paper presents the IP architecture, the status of its development and future steps.