Category Archives: Digitizer

SIS8300-L2 Firmware with PME_turn_off Workaround

The (non AXI) PCI Express endpoint of the Virtex 6 can be rendered inaccessible after a PME_turn_off command (from a CPU reboot). A core reset was added to the pcie_interface.vhd as a workaround in that situation with minor firmware revision … Continue reading

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TAMU SHE SIS3316 Si/YAP Readout Using HE and Trigger Mask Functionality

Super Heavy Element (SHE) production imposes stringent requirements on trigger generation. TAMU uses a set of four 16 channel 250 MSPS 14-bit SIS3316 digitizers to read out a setup consisting of YAP and Silicon detectors. An advanced triggering scheme utilizing the more recent … Continue reading

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SIS8300-L2 Windows Labview Support

Fini Jastrow of DESY has developed a SIS8300-L2 VI, which is based on Struck’s single read, single write, DMA read and DMA write Windows Driver calls. It is available to interested parties under the Lesser Gnu Public License (LGPL). Screenshots … Continue reading

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Multiple SIS3316 Digitizer Readout Performance over 10G Ethernet Switch

GBit/s Ethernet readout of a 16 channel SIS3316 125/250 MSPS digitizer yields a block transfer throughput in excess of 80 MByte/s. Parallel readout of multiple SIS3316s over a 10 GBit/s (10G) switch into a computer with 10G Ethernet card is … Continue reading

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Windows (and LabVIEW) Support for SIS8300-x, SIS8325 and SIS8800 MTCA.4 cards

A signed Windows driver with the following functions is available: open, close, single word read, single word write, DMA read, DMA write. So far it is tested under Windows 7. Mininmalistic LabVIEW VIs are available for that function set too. … Continue reading

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How to make the arp command resistant to reboot on OS X.

For SIS3316 Ethernet operation you may want your OS X system to execute an arp command at startup. Thanks to Bela Farago from ILL for pointing us to the link below: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/123279/add-static-arp-entry-at-boot Needs a launchd daemon, which waits until the … Continue reading

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IHEP Beijing reports stable ADS LINAC 1 operation with MTCA.4 based LLRF

IHEP Beijing reports stable operation of the ADS injector 1 at 10.7 mA beam current. The Proton LINAC is the first large scale accelerator in China based on a MTCA.4 LLRF system. Struck furnished SIS8300-L and L2 digitizer AMCs with … Continue reading

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SIS3316 and SIS3316-DT support for optical Ethernet

Optical decoupling of data acquisition devices from the readout system is mandatory in some applications (like installation on a platform under high voltage).  In case of the SIS3316(-DT) 125MSPS 16-bit and 250 MSPS 14-bit digitizers optical decoupling can be established … Continue reading

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SIS3316 new energy pickup index functionality

Ge detector preamplifier output signals tend to produce an overshoot at the beginning of the signal as shown in the scope screenshot below. This overshoot may vary in amplitude even for a fixed energy. A variation of the extracted energy … Continue reading

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DESY DWC8300 – SIS8300-L2 results summary

The combination of the 10 channel DWC8300 (DESY nomenclature DRTM-DWC10) downconverter Rear Transition Module (RTM) and the 10 channel 125 MSPS SIS8300-L2 MTCA.4 digitizer will be used in the European XFEL for Low Level Radio Frequency (LLRF) controls. A spectral … Continue reading

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