Documentation

The AdvancedTCA standard has been selected as one of the hardware platforms for the upgrades of the back-end electronics of the CMS and ATLAS experiments of the Large Hadron Collider. In this context, the CERN EP-ESE group has designed and produced an IPMC mezzanine card for the management of AdvancedTCA blades.

The documentation on this site was migrated from SharePoint to CERNbox. If you find any document missing, please contact: CERN IPMC support.

Documentation can be downloaded below:

  • Technical overview:

    Updated on: 16 November, 2017

    This document presents the CERN-IPMC specifications.

  • Hardware guide v.1.0:

    Updated on: 16 November, 2017

    This document describes in detail how to implement the CERN-IPMC module on a custom ATCA board

  • Pinout and mapping:

    Updated on: 11 February, 2021

    Mezzanine pinout and mapping to the FPGA / IO Extenders

  • Firmware customization (XML):

    Updated on: 11 December, 2020

    This document presents how to customize the CERN-IPMC and flash the module using the ethernet interface.

  • Release note v.1.3:

    Updated on: 6 January, 2021

    Introduction to the latest software version.

  • Sensor guide:

    Updated on: 8 October, 2018

    This document describes in detail how to develop a new sensor driver to monitor parameters using the controller.

  • CERN-IPMC DevKit user guide (v.4.0):

    Updated on: 04 May, 2021

    This document introduces the CERN-IPMC Development kit V.4.0. This setup is a start-up platform that can be used as a module tester or a debugging platform. This paper lists the features available and how to use them.

  • CERN-IPMC DevKit user guide (v.1.0):

    Updated on: 14 September, 2018

    This document introduces the CERN-IPMC Development kit. This setup is a start-up platform that can be used as a module tester or a debugging platform. This paper lists the features available and how to use them.