EASY is the CAEN power supply solution for operation in magnetic ﬁeld and radioactive environment. CAEN has developed different solutions for the main LHC experiments, where the electronic equipment of the experiment is dealing with high dose radiation and intense magnetic ﬁeld.
To provide safe and reliable operations in such hostile areas, CAEN started tests with rad-tolerant components and magnetic ﬁeld resistant solutions, patenting the technology that is used in this line of products, where the power supply can be located directly in the hostile area, providing a wide variety of output voltages to satisfy the requirements of most detectors and front-end electronics.
The R6060 EASY Branch Controller is an independent module that fits in a single rack unit. Conforming to standard 19″ rack mechanics, the R6060 offers a reliable, high-performance, all-in-one solution which features fast communication speeds while eliminating the need for accessory CAEN HV Mainframes.
The R6060 functions as an interface between the detector control system and the CAEN EASY boards, and is compatible with both the new EASY6000 family of boards as well as the previous EASY3000 generation. CAEN also provides the EASY Rack Builder, a powerful software tool designed to configure EASY crates via the R6060. A single R6060 can control up to six EASY6000/3000 crates, and all EASY Channels can be configured and controlled directly via the Branch Controller.
Safety features allows the module to perform as a current generator and includes:
|Safety keys||Safety keys to switch it ON.|
|Safety Board Interlock||via front panel LEMO connector.|
Form Factor: 1-U, 19” rack (depth: 180mm). Weight: 3.6kg
- Operating Temperature
-20 °C ÷ 50 °C
- Operating Humidity
25% ÷ 95% RH non condensing
- Storage Temperature
5% ÷ 90% RH non condensing
≤ 2000 m
- Pollution Degree
- Overvoltage Category
- EMC Environment
Commercial and light industrial
- IP Degree
IPX0 enclosure, not for wet location
EMC: CE 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic compatibility Directive
Safety: CE 2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive
- Control Signals
HVCK: 625 kHz synchronisation signal (one per branch) for switching parts of remote PS channel boards; however, if this signal fails, remote boards run properly (a synchronisation signal is generated by their controller), though lose synchronisation between each other, and an error message (“Fail”) is returned. The HVCK presence is reported by the remote board parameter “HVSync” (Ok or Fail).
SYNC: 50 Hz clock (one per branch) for the board controllers synchronisation; if this signal fails, remote boards do not operate and an error message (“Fail”) is returned. To remove the Fail message, it is necessary to send the “Clear Alarm” command.
DATA: Communication data line.
RESET: Recovery / Reset lines, one for each remote EASY3000 crate; it is possible to send a command to the controllers of a remote crate either switching off all the channels in the crate (HW Reset) or eventually leaving them on, if they were (Recovery).
- No. of controlled crates
EASY BRIC Branch ControllerProduct page
|Name||File extension||File size||Revision||Last update|
|R6060C - EASY 6000/3000 Branch Controller||1.47 MB||0||October 10th, 2023|
|Safety Information and Product Support Service (ENG/ITA)||1.83 MB||-||July 24th, 2023|
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