University of Liverpool, Department of Physics

Scientists at the University of Liverpool used Altium software to design and build the detectors for the ALPHA antihydrogen experiment at CERN which trapped antihydrogen and was published in NATURE and on the BBC news recently. 
The first board is a 16 channel ADC card that we are developing to use in the readout for the ALPHA silicon detectors. This has 16 flash ADCs, 16 FIFOs and a Xilinx Spartan FPGA used as the controller and a second FPGA used as a trigger enhancer. A large area of the board is given over to power supplies for the detector and readout regulators. This is an 8 layer board with everything from BGAs to fine pitch QFP packages.


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