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Programmable System on Chip for controlling an atomic physics experiment

Published

Author(s)

Ananya Sitaram, Gretchen K. Campbell, Alessandro Restelli

Abstract

Most atomic physics experiments are controlled by a digital pattern generator used to synchronize all equipment by providing triggers and clocks. Recently, the availability of well-documented open-source development tools has lifted the barriers to using programmable systems on chip (PSoC), making them a convenient and versatile tool for synthesizing digital patterns. Here, we take advantage of these advancements in the design of a versatile clock and pattern generator using a PSoC. We present our design with the intent of highlighting the new possibilities that PSoCs have to offer in terms of flexibility. We provide a robust hardware carrier and basic firmware implementation that can be expanded and modified for other uses.
Citation
Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume
92

Keywords

Atomic Physics, Laser Cooling and Trapping, FPGA electronics

Citation

Sitaram, A. , , G. and Restelli, A. (2021), Programmable System on Chip for controlling an atomic physics experiment, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0047535, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932190 (Accessed September 20, 2021)
Created July 23, 2021