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The specialist Electronics Division is divided up into three groups. Each of these has special tools for efficient, highly-specialized workflows in order to do justice to the scientific challenges.
The “Electronic Installation Equipment and Devices” (EA) group provides the infrastructure required to operate the detector and read-out electronics. It includes power supply, control and air conditioning as well as the manufacture, laying and connection of cables. Special skills here are:
The “Electronics Development” (EE) group is responsible for designing innovative circuits. To this end, the electronics experts develop highly-specialized components for signal detection, conditioning and processing. These are precisely custom-tailored to the demands of various physics experiments – and are thus the only ones of their kind anywhere in the world. Key points here are:
Electronic components are manufactured in the “Electronics Production” (EP) group. The work ranges from the production of individual prototypes through to small to medium-sized batches of assemblies - to upgrade the muon chambers in the ATLAS experiment, for example. Different technologies are used, depending on the application: