High Energy Physics: Controllers for X-Ray Laser Accelerators

MTCA.4 solutions at DESY

DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) is one of the world’s leading
particle accelerator centers, conducting top-level international research
into the fundamental relationships of matter.

The organization had to find a successor technology for its control and
data acquisition systems, which were based on VME and proprietary hardware,
some of which was more than 30 years old. The main requirements were better
signal quality, higher bandwidth and support for several decades of operation,
allowing for a phased migration in current installations.

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