Diamond Timing System Developments

Authors: Y. Chernousko (Diamond Light Source) , A. Gonias (Diamond Light Source) , M. T. Heron (Diamond Light Source) , T. Korhonen (PSI) , J. Pietarinen (Micro-Research Finland Oy)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: ICALEPCS 2003
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2003

Abstract: The Diamond timing system is the next generation development of the design, principles and technologies currently implemented on the Advanced Photon Source and Swiss Light Source. It provides the features to distribute events, RF clock and time stamps over the same medium. To support the required level of precision for distributing timing fiducials and clocks, the transmission will use higher bit rates (at least 2.5 Gbps). It is currently envisaged that OM3 multimode fibre optic cable will be used as a medium. A new 4 channel timer module will be designed, with a resolution better than 20 ps, for systems which require fine time tuning. The timing system will be controlled through the Diamond distributed control system which is based on EPICS.

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Technical Areas: Controls