EUDAQ - A data acquisition software framework for common beam telescopes

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EUDAQ is a generic data acquisition software developed for use in conjunction with common beam telescopes at charged particle beam lines. Providing high-precision reference tracks for performance studies of new sensors, beam telescopes are essential for the research and development towards future detectors for high-energy physics. As beam time is a highly limited resource, EUDAQ has been designed with reliability and ease-of-use in mind. It enables flexible integration of different independent devices under test via their specific data acquisition systems into a top-level framework. EUDAQ controls all components globally, handles the data flow centrally and synchronises and records the data streams. Over the past decade, EUDAQ has been deployed as part of a wide range of successful test beam campaigns and detector development applications. © 2020 CERN.


External organisations
  • University of Bonn
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • University of Göttingen
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • Calorimeters, Data acquisition concepts, Detector control systems (detector and experiment monitoring and slow-control systems, architecture, hardware, algorithms, databases), Particle tracking detectors, Charged particles, Computer programming, Control systems, Data streams, Telescopes, Data acquisition softwares, Data acquisition system, Detector control systems, Detector development, Devices under tests, Flexible integration, Particle tracking, Research and development, Data acquisition
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP01038
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch