IPE 16-20 Masterthesis: Development of a MicroTCA data acquisition system for the ultrafast line camera KALYPSO

Entry from the 08.10.2020
Position number IPE 16-20
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KALYPSO is a family of line scan detector for visible light and near-infrared radiation, which is developed at IPE. KALYPSO operates at frame rates of more than 100 Mega frames-per-second, and is one of the fastest line scan detector in the world. Line scan detectors are indispensable tools in beam physics for the measurements of electron beam profiles with a time resolution down to a few femtoseconds.

In this thesis you will adopt the existing readout electronics for integration of KALYPSO into a MicroTCA crate. Such technology step is essential for the next generation of beam diagnostics experiments with multiple KALYPSO devices. MicroTCA® is a modular, open standard for building high performance switched fabric computer systems with a small form factor

Persönliche Qualifikation

Your tasks:  

  • Study to the MicroTCA platform and the KALYPSO detector system
  • Develop the FPGA firmware and integrate KALYPSO into the MicroTCA platform
  • Commissioning at KIT beam lines

Your Skills:

  • Knowledge in Verilog/VHDL (basic)
  • Embedded and hardware programming (better but not required)
  • Previous experience with developing for a Xilinx Zynq SoC (better but not required)


Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)

Contract Duration

 limited regarding study regulations     

Contact person in line-management

Dr. Ing. Michele Caselle (IPE) (0721 / 608 25903), email: michele.caselle@kit.edu

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  • Fixed-term position
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  • Job experience > 2 years
  • Karlsruhe city, Karlsruhe region
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Language at workplace
  • German
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  • Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung

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