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BU
Boston University
CERN
European Organization for Nuclear Research (formerly Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire)
CMS
Compact Muon Solenoid
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DAQ
Data AcQuisition
 
DCC
Data Concentrator Card. 9U VMEbus module developed by us, currently about 35 installed in CMS
ECAL
Electromagnetic Calorimeter
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FTDI
Future Technologies Devices International
FPGA
Field Programmable Gate Array
 
HCAL
Hadron CALorimeter
HTR
Hcal Trigger/Readout card. 9U VMEbus module developed by University of Maryland, currently about 400 installed in CMS.
ILS
Instrument Landing System
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JTAG
Joint Test Action Group
LVDS
Low Voltage Differential Signaling
 
MCH
MicroTCA Carrier Hub. The required controller module for a MicroTCA crate. A crate may have 1 or 2 of these.
MicroTCA
Micro Telecommunications Architecture. The bus standard for the little electronics crates with the blinky lights.
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MMC
MultiMedia Card
 
NFL
National Football League
QIE
Charge (Q) Integrator and Encoder. A fancy ADC used the the RBX to digitize data from HCAL
RBX
Readout Box. Enclosure containing photo-diodes and front-end digitizing electronics mounted on the CMS HCAL detector. Optical fibers from the RBX are connected to the HTR inputs.
SFP
Small Formfactor Pluggable. A standard replaceable module for fiber optic links. 4 SFP are located on the front of the AMC13.
SFP+
A high-speed variant of SFP
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TTC
Trigger and Timing Control
USB
Universal Serial Device
 
VORTAC
VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Aircraft Control
VMEbus
Versa Module Eurobus or something. The bus standard for the big electronics crates with the blinky lights. Cards come in 6U (small) and 9U (large) sizes.

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ADC
Analog to Digital Converter
AMC
Advanced Mezzanine Card. An electronics module which mounts in an ATCA or MicroTCA crate
AMC13
A module developed by us to mount in a MicroTCA crate for CMS. Sort of a hybrid between an AMC and an MCH
ATCA
Advanced Telecommunications Architecture. The bus standard for another blinky lights crate standard (not used by us)
BU
Boston University
CERN
European Organization for Nuclear Research (formerly Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire)
CMS
Compact Muon Solenoid
DCC
Data Concentrator Card. 9U VMEbus module developed by us, currently about 35 installed in CMS
ECAL
Electromagnetic Calorimeter
HCAL
Hadron CALorimeter
HTR
Hcal Trigger/Readout card. 9U VMEbus module developed by University of Maryland, currently about 400 installed in CMS.
ILS
Instrument Landing System
MCH
MicroTCA Carrier Hub. The required controller module for a MicroTCA crate. A crate may have 1 or 2 of these.
MicroTCA
Micro Telecommunications Architecture. The bus standard for the little electronics crates with the blinky lights.
NFL
National Football League
QIE
Charge (Q) Integrator and Encoder. A fancy ADC used the the RBX to digitize data from HCAL
RBX
Readout Box. Enclosure containing photo-diodes and front-end digitizing electronics mounted on the CMS HCAL detector. Optical fibers from the RBX are connected to the HTR inputs.
SFP
Small Formfactor Pluggable. A standard replaceable module for fiber optic links. 4 SFP are located on the front of the AMC13.
SFP+
A high-speed variant of SFP
VORTAC
VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Aircraft Control
VMEbus
Versa Module Eurobus or something. The bus standard for the big electronics crates with the blinky lights. Cards come in 6U (small) and 9U (large) sizes.

-- EricHazen - 08 Feb 2012

 
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