Design and performance of the phase I upgrade of the CMS Global Trigger

Autoren: J. Wittmann , G. Aradi, B. Arnold, H. Bergauer , M. Jeitler , T. Matsushita and C.-E. Wulz for the CMS Collaboration
Gruppe: CMS Trigger
Kategorie: Conference Proceedings

The Global Trigger is the final decision stage of the Level-1 Trigger of the CMS Experiment at the LHC. Previously implemented in VME, it has been redesigned and completely rebuilt in MicroTCA technology, using the Virtex-7 FPGA chip family. This allows implementing trigger algorithms close to the final analysis selection, combining different physical objects. The flexible and compact new system is presented, together with performance tests at a proton-proton centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Firmware and software developments for the operation and validation of the Global Trigger will also be discussed.