Goal of the page

We describe here different activities related to the Phase2 Tracker Data Acquisition and Control Framework

Introduction and Description

Recommended Setup

  • We recommend using the provided Virtual Machine found here
  • Keep your GLIB cool, use a fan to prevent it from overheating
  • Make sure you are using a gigabit ethernet cable suitable for uHAL/IPBus for the link between the GLIB and the computer


  • The current CBC testing software is written in C++ and communicates directly with the firmware via uHAL. For more information, please find the visit the Git repository here
  • The current firmware release should be included in the above link but can also be found here here


The minimum setup consists of:
  • A GLIBv3 connected to a PC via ethernet, preferably with the capability of locally programming the FPGA
  • Mezzanine card (FMC), schematic for 2CBC FMC and 8CBC FMC
  • Interface card (connects directly to the hybrid/module), schematic for 8CBC interface card
  • FMC<->Interface card LVDS/I2C ribbon cable
  • 1.2V, 2.5V, 3.3V and +/-5V power to interface card power connector

The user has to provide the power connector: please see this power diagram for the 2CBC interface card connector specification: interface_connector.pdf

  • Please note the pins that don't have a voltage level specified (so the VDD ones) are 1.2V. Also note that the diagram has a mistake, the 4th dot on the bottom row should be orange not purple, though this still means it's 1.2V.

Graphical User Interface

Written in C++ with the QT framework. Currently under development on the GUI_Dev branch of the Git repo. Contact [ FionnAmhairghenBall ] if you wish to contribute.

Hybrid Test

Calibration Tests

General Performance Enhancement

Code Repository



Mailing List


List of Known Systems

University Main User GLIB S/N
Cornell Anders Ryd  
UCSB Joe Incandela  
Demokritos Loukas Dimitris GLIB EDA - 02180, 37 2014 0005
Rutgers Yuri Gershtein GLIB EDA - 02180 - V3,
Vienna Marko Dragicevic GLIB EDA - 02180 - V3, 3014-15 b4 TG150
Aachen Katja Klein  
Browns Meenakshi Narain GLIB EDA - 02180 - V3, 3014-15 b4 R TG150
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PDFpdf interface_connectors_7.pdf r1 manage 62.4 K 2014-12-03 - 10:03 FionnAmhairghenBall Interface Power Connections
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