Vacancy No. IPE 16-20

IPE 16-20 Masterthesis: Development of a MicroTCA data acquisition system for the ultrafast line camera KALYPSO

Job description

KALYPSO is a family of line scan detector for visible light and near-infrared radiation, which is developed at IPE. KALYPSO operates at frame rates of more than 100 Mega frames-per-second, and is one of the fastest line scan detector in the world. Line scan detectors are indispensable tools in beam physics for the measurements of electron beam profiles with a time resolution down to a few femtoseconds.

In this thesis you will adopt the existing readout electronics for integration of KALYPSO into a MicroTCA crate. Such technology step is essential for the next generation of beam diagnostics experiments with multiple KALYPSO devices. MicroTCA® is a modular, open standard for building high performance switched fabric computer systems with a small form factor

Personal qualification

Your tasks:  

  • Study to the MicroTCA platform and the KALYPSO detector system
  • Develop the FPGA firmware and integrate KALYPSO into the MicroTCA platform
  • Commissioning at KIT beam lines

Your Skills:

  • Knowledge in Verilog/VHDL (basic)
  • Embedded and hardware programming (better but not required)
  • Previous experience with developing for a Xilinx Zynq SoC (better but not required)
Organizational unit

Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract Duration

 limited regarding study regulations     

Contact person in line-management

Dr. Ing. Michele Caselle (IPE) (0721 / 608 25903), email:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IPE 16-20.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Schaber
phone: +49 721 608-25184,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.