White Rabbit Timing Seminar and Demonstration

  • Oct. 11, 2019, 11:00 am
  • Curia II

Zoom: https://fnal.zoom.us/j/318840635

Speaker: Tomasz Wlostowski (CERN)

Electronics engineer working in the Hardware and

Timing Section of CERN’s Accelerator Controls Group


White Rabbit is an extension of Ethernet which provides sub-nanosecond

accuracy and picoseconds precision of synchronization for large

distributed systems. It also allows for deterministic and reliable data

delivery. The talk will provide introduction to the WR’s principles of

operation, hardware/software implementation and typical applications,

with particular focus on the WR Trigger Distribution system (WRTD). The

WRTD uses a WR network to connect Time-to-Digital Converters (TDCs) and

digital Pulse Generators, distributing trigger pulses with low and fixed

latency. This allows for synchronization of signal acquisition in

large-scale DAQ systems.

A live demo of WRTD may follow (time constraints and hardware availability permitting).