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.

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:

    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.

  • 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.