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A bright future for microelectronics at CERN

by Panos Charitos

Advancements in microelectronics have been instrumental in the success of the LHC experiments while future energy and intensity frontier colliders pose certain challenges and call for further developments.

HL-LHC and future colliders call for more sophisticated experimental technologies. CERN has launched a process to define its R&D programme on new experimental technologies from 2020 onwards.

RADECS 2017 meeting in Geneva

by Francis Anghinolfi and Federico Faccio (EP-ESE)

RADECS (RADiation  Effects on Components and Systems) the yearly European conference in the field of radiation effects in electronics devices and systems was held in Geneva. 

The RD53 collaboration submitted a vital milestone to make viable pixel detectors for the ATLAS and CMS phase 2 upgrades.

The 3rd workshop on medical applications of spectroscopic X-ray detectors took place at CERN from 20-23 April covering a number of CERN-related topics.

The new CMS Timing and Control Distribution System (TCDS) has been designed, built and installed in CMS during the first Long Shutdown (LS1) of the LHC and is now routinely used to control CMS data-taking.

LS1 Upgrade of the ATLAS Level-1 Central Trigger Processor

by Thilo Pauly on behalf of the ATLAS Level-1 Central Trigger Team

Thilo Pauly reviews an important upgrade of the ATLAS CTP that included the redesign and rebuilding of its electronic components. 

2014: A busy year for the ESE group

by Philippe Farthouat

ESE has three families of activities: services, developments and/or maintenance for specific experiments or projects and developments of components of general interest and in 2014 important progress has been made on all fronts.

RD53: Development of pixel readout integrated circuits for extreme rate and radiation.

by Jorgen Christiansen and Mauricio Garcia-Scriveres on behalf of the RD53 Collaboration

The recently formed RD53 collaboration will address the challenges of phase 2 pixel detector upgrades of ATLAS and CMS as well as long-term challenges for LCD.

The history of microelectronics at CERN, initiated thanks to the LAA project, provides important lessons as we are now starting to exploit new science and new technologies

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