SIS3820 multi purpose scaler
The SIS3820 is the next step in Struck Innovatives continueing effort to develop state of the art scaler/counter boards and associated firmware for a variety of applications. It combines the functionality of standard counters and multiscalers without compromising performance. The use of standard commodity market memory solutions in combination with recent FPGA technology results in unprecedented functionality.
The SIS3820 scaler is a single width 6U VME card, no non standard voltages are required. The unit comes with a 20 pin header connector for the control section and two 34 pin headers for the counters (ECL and flat cable TTL version) or via 8 LEMO connectors for the control section and 32 LEMOs for the counter section (NIM and LEMO TTL version). RS422/RS485 is available as input option. The front panel design is compatible with the SIS380x. 32 additional inputs can be fed to the scaler via VME64x transition cards. The SIS3820 accepts inputs with a frequency of up to 250 MHz (50 MHz on the P2 fed inputs).
Photograph of LEMO control, flat cable input module
VME readout speed:
Following block transfer speeds were measured with a SIS1100/3100 on a standard (i.e. non VME64x) VME backplane from the SIS3820s SDRAM.
|2e VME||88 MBytes/s|