Startseite Jobs / Karriere am KIT
together unique

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

Organizational unit

Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE)

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

Starting date

as soon as possible

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)

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.

Ausschreibungsnummer: IPE 16-20

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


Personnel Support is provided by:
Ms Schaber
Phone: +49 721 608-25184,

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