Characterisation of an Associative Memory Chip for High-Energy Physics Experiments
Alessandro Andreani, Alberto Annovi, Roberto Beccherle, Matteo Beretta, Nicolo Biesuz, Mauro Citterio, Francesco Crescioli, Paola Giannetti, Valentino Liberali, Seyedruhollah Shojaii, Alberto Stabile
2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (I2MTC) PROCEEDINGS | IEEE | Published : 2014
This paper presents the approach used to characterize an Associative Memory Chip (AMChip) designed for the trigger systems of high-energy physics experiments in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Pattern recognition is performed with Associative Memories (AM). A dedicated integrated circuit has been designed, fabricated and tested to verify that the proposed solution meets area, speed and current consumption requirements. © 2014 IEEE.