SIS315x USB to VME Interface LINUX access right issue

In particular with newer Linux distributions it can happen that a SIS315x cannot be accessed via USB.
The “OpenTest” program will terminate with the following error message in that case:

Hello world!
device 0
path: 002/005
vendor: 1657
product: 3153
Error in ‘Sis3150usb_OpenDriver_And_Download_FX2_Setup’: -1

The error is caused by missing write permissions for the USB device. To request the required authorizations, a new udev rule must be added to /usr/lib/udev/rules.d.
Create the file “99-struck-sis315x.rules” in this directory and add the following content:

# SIS3150 USB
SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”1657″, ATTR{idProduct}==”3150″, MODE=”0666″
# SIS3153 USB
SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”1657″,ATTR{idProduct}==”3153″, MODE=”0666″

Get 99-struck-sis315x.rules file

The SIS315x should be accessible without error after a system restart.

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SIS1100 Linux Driver 2.16 under AlmaLinux 9.4

Possible use of change from mainline kernel 6.4.0 in transition from AlmaLinux 9.2 to 9.4 (5.14.0-284 -> 5.14.9-427)

> Error: too many arguments for function »class_create«
> 573 | sis1100_global.class = class_create(THIS_MODULE,
> "sis1100");

sis1100_autoconf_linux.c ca. line 570:

sis1100_global.class = class_create(THIS_MODULE, "sis1100");
change to:
sis1100_global.class = class_create("sis1100");

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OpenSource Article on SIS1160/SFMC 2.5 GSPS 14-Bit High Count Rate Data Aquisition

Under the Link below you can access a repository, that contains raw experimental data acquired during a gELBE beam time in October 2023.

In this setup, a bremsstrahlung beam of up to 12.5 MeV energy in 13 MHz pulses irradiates a CeBr3 scintillation detector (by Hilger®) of Ø 1” x 1”, coupled to a Hamamatsu® R13408-100 PMT, custom voltage divider and shaping electronics, and a commercial digitizer (SFMC01+SIS1160) by Struck®, containing an AD9689 chip that supports a data sampling rate of 2.5 Gsps and 14-bits. 

High-count rate photon detection with scintillators coupled to photomultiplier tubes and fast digitizers | RODARE (

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NIM A Article on the Use of 2.5 GSPS 14-Bit SIS1160/SFMC01 PCIe Digitizer for Prompt Gamma-ray Measurements During Proton Therapy Treatments

The use of a SIS1160 PCI Express carrier with a SFMC01 Digitizer FMC for dead-time free data acquisition during proton therapy treatments is described in the NIM A article under the link below:

A dead-time-free data acquisition system for prompt gamma-ray measurements during proton therapy treatments – ScienceDirect

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SIS1100-e2/eCMC Fujitsu BIOS Freeze (and Change of Size of Mapped Window)


PC with SIS1100-e/eCMC freezes/hangs at power up.

Reported by Marcus Fleck from DESY for a Fujitsu d3598-b13 mainboard initially.


Change the PCI Class ID from:

07h Simple Communications Device


06h Other Bridge device

Software and instructions for the change (and to change the size of the mapped window) can be found here.

Prerequisite: driver version has to be installed

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SIS1100 Driver With Windows 10 HVCI Signature

Some Windows 10 systems (typically new machines) with the most recent Version 2004 of the operating system have HVCI (Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity) activated. The used German expression is ‚Kernisolation’.
Drivers from onwards are furnished with HVCI compliant driver signage.

Older Drivers are not started by Windows and are typically reported with error Code 39 in the device Manager.

The reason for the major version change from 6.4.2.x to 8.0.0.x is the migration from the underlying PLX to the more recent Broadcom code.

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SIS8300/8325/x PROM IDCODE not recognized by Impact

The current Winbond PROM W25Q64JVSSIMT& (which is used on several Struck products) has an ID code that is not supported by the Impact software (yet?).
You have to set the following environment variable on the PC you are using the JTAG programmer on:


Please refer to:

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SIS3153 USB VfyAlloc Error with Windows driver 1.1


“error Usb driver VfyAlloc” upon vme_A16D16_read() with LabWindows CVI  V2015 on Windows 7 machine with driver version 1.1



Upgrade to driver version 1.2

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LLRF Workshop Poster on ESS AXI based Firmware Framework w. SIS8300-KU Digitizer Implementation

A Poster on “The ESS FPGA Framework and its Application on the ESS LLRF System” was presented during the 2017 LLRF Workshop in Barcelona.

The framework was developed in a close cooperation between ESS ERIC, Lund University and Struck Innovative Systeme for the SIS8300-KU digitizer.

The PDF of the poster can be accessed here.


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SIS1100e PEX8311 V2 EEPROM File

Prefetchable base address capability has to be enabled on the PEX8311 PCI Express to local bus bridge chip to perform 64-bit direct master or DMA transfers. This is of relevance on machines from 4 GB of memory on. The corresponding bits can be set through the configuration EEPROM of the PEX8311. Units with serial number 94 and higher are shipped with this configuration. The EEPROM can be regrogrammed with the PLX Technology SDK.

An Archive with the PROM contents, instructions and software can be found here.

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