Benjamin Carniol, FASTER, Conception FPGA

David Etasse, FASTER, Chef de projet

Cathy Fontbonne, FASTER, Modules de mesure

Jean-Marc Fontbonne, FASTER, Expertise instrumentation

Julien Harang, FASTER, Conception et routage de cartes

Jean Hommet, FASTER, Architecture logicielle

Hervé Plard, FASTER, Prototypage électronique

Jérôme Poincheval, FASTER, Interfaces graphiques

Thierry Chaventré, RHB, Développeur

Daniel Cussol, RHB, Concepteur




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FASTER is a new digital modular acquisition system developed at LPC. If you want a fast overview of the FASTER project, watch this vidéo. If you are interested in using FASTER or simply have a question, please contact us using this link (contact us).


  • is able to perform charge and time of flight measurements (FASTER-QDC-TDChr module),
  • has a digital shaper-discriminator-peak and hold function for the energy spectra of radiations measurements (FASTER-ADC module),
  • is able to demodulate the Radio Frequency of a cyclotron (FASTER-RF module),
  • can make complex decision on the data stream,
  • same hardware can be used for different modules (FASTER-ADC,QDC-TDChr, RF, etc...),
  • is able to (re)load a module in less than 1s,
  • is able to process up several millions measurements per second (computer depending)

FASTER can handle a lot of nuclear detectors with the same electonic boards:

  • Solid-state detectors (Silicon detectors, HPGe, SiLi and CdTe detectors),
  • Gaseous detectors (Ionization chambers, GEM detectors, Proportional counters, ...),
  • Scintillators + Photomultiplier tube
    • Inorganic : NaI, CsI, YAG, LaBr, Li doped glass scintillator....,
    • Organic :  Plastic scintillators, Liquid scintillators for pulse shape discrimination.
  • RF cyclotron demodulation,
  • SiPM detectors,
  • Micro Channel plates with delay lines or resistive anodes for localization.

FASTER is used or tested by several people in different countries :

  • BELGIUM : University of Leuven,
  • FRANCE : University of Paris-Sud, IPN0, GANIL, CIMAP, CEA, LPC Caen.
  • SPAIN : University of Granada,