Modern electronics are often designed for general purpose, and its behaviour is later defined by programable hardware, such as Field Programable Gate Array (FPGA). This project is aimed to control and test an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) called FGATI newly developed for particle detectors with a timing resolution of less than one nano-second. The student will learn how to control an ASIC, how to write a FPGA code known as the firmware and test the response of the hardware necessary for particle detectors used in TRIUMF and J-PARC, Japan.
This is a perfect project for students in electrical engineering or experimental physics who are interested in hardware programming and built-in controls.

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