The new CLBv4 for the KM3NeT Neutrino Telescope
Instituto de Física Corpuscular de Valencia, Catedrático José Beltrán, 2, 46980 Paterna, Spain
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Published online: 10 May 2019
The KM3NeT collaboration aims at the construction of a deepsea neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea equipped with thousands of glass spheres, the so-called Digital Optical Modules, each of which contains 31 photomultipliers of small photocathode area. These devices will be used for the detection of the Cherenkov light induced by charged particles produced by the interaction of neutrinos with matter inside or in the vicinity of the KM3NeT detector. The signal acquired by each photomultiplier is sent to a Time to Digital Converter which is part of a Central Logic Board. The Time to Digital Converter resolution is 1 ns and the White Rabbit technology is used to guarantee time synchronization between the optical modules. Due to the large volume to be instrumented by KM3NeT, a cost reduction of the different systems is important so different versions of the Central Logic Board have been designed. The newest version was designed also to also reduce the phase noise in the main clock, to improve the stability of the synchronization.
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