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The S-LINK is defined in a single document. This document describes both
the functionality of S-LINK cards and how they can be used on the Front-end
Motherboard (FEMB) and Read-out Motherboard (ROMB).
S-LINK64: 64-bit extension specification
S-LINK64 is an extension to S-LINK to achieve a throughput of up to 800
MByte/sec. The S-LINK64 document complements the original S-LINK specification.
Basically it adds a second connector that carries an additional 32 data
lines and the maximum clock speed may be increased up to 100 MHz. No S-LINK64
links are expected to be available before the year 2002.
S-LINK Implementation Guide
For S-LINK designers, an implementation guide exists. This S-LINK implementation
guide gives help for S-LINK designers. These are the people that are making
the Link Source Card (LSC) and Link Destination Card (LDC), as opposed
to the users, who are building the Front-end Motherboard (FEMB) and Read-out
The implementation guide also contains a Frequently
Asked Questions section which can be useful to link users as well.
Also addresses are given of where
to get the front-panel, standoffs, keying pins and the S-LINK connectors.
S-LINK Data Sheet
The S-LINK specification defines only the interface to the S-LINK. Therefore
S-LINKs can be constructed using different physical media. Such S-LINKs
may have different timing characteristics and data transfer rates. However,
all S-LINKs will be accompanied by a Data Sheet which will detail these
features. The user should therefore consult both the specification and
the appropriate Data Sheet for the S-LINK which is to be used. A sample
S-LINK datasheet is available.
The event format in the ATLAS DAQ/EF prototype -1
This note presents the event format to be used in the ATLAS DAQ/EF prototype
-1. It covers the format of the data input to the Read-Out Crates from
the Read-Out drivers and up to the input of the Event Filter. The proposed
format is also the first step in defining the final ATLAS event format.
CERN - S-LINK
Erik van der Bij - 10 January
2001, Stefan Haas - 30 July 2003 - Copyright