This suite of programs requires ~22MByte of disk space (after unzipping),
and requires LabView version 5.0 or higher to be installed.
I recommend a fast PC, as the DAQ program incorporates event analysis and histogramming - max event rate is ~20Hz on our 450MHz PIII machine, ~10Hz on our older 266MHz machine with full event processing enabled.
It comprises 4 main programs:
Run winzip on the above zip file. I recommend you install into the default root directory, ie in C:\sct128
If, for whatever reason, you need to install in a different root directory, you have to do the following:
1. edit the siconfig.txt file (supplied in C:\sct128) to the actually
directories used (the siconfig.txt file defines where to
store raw data files and histo files etc, where the run number is stored and so on).
2. Edit the GetLocalConfig.vi file (supplied in C:\sct128\daq\) and edit the correct location of the siconfig.txt file
For sctTool.vi, you only need
Use the VXI Resource Editor (from the ni-vxi Start menu) to invoke the
"Non-VXI Device Configuration Editor", and set
the "PseudoLAs" of the following modules accordingly:
If you don't want to do this, for whatever reason, edit the C:\sct128\vxi\GetVXIMap.vi,
and edit the PseudoLAs in the case diagram to the
values actually used in your crate.
You must set up the following cabling. You can change the software to
modify the cabling at your own risk.
ECL/NIM/ECL Pin Number
Chan SEQSI PL2 LRS4616 Chan No Connector on sct board (output(s) used from ecl/nim/ecl)
(starts from 0) (starts from 1) (starts from 1) (starts from 1)
Clock - ecl to chip, nim to logic
4 9,10 3 5,6 Reset - ecl to chip
5 11,12 4 7,8 Polarity - ecl to chip
6 13,14 5 9,10 Address - ecl to chip
7 15,16 6 11,12 tstenable - ecl to chip, not used?
8 17,18 7 13,14 command - ecl to chip
9 19,20 8 15,16 singread 0- ecl to chip
10 21,22 9 17,18 muxtstenable - ecl to chip, not used?
11 23,24 10 n/a sirocco strobe (sync stop) - nim to logic
12 25,26 11 n/a not used
13 27,28 12 n/a trsynchro - not used (historical)
14 29,30 13 n/a sofware trigger - nim to logic
15 31,32 14 n/a enable source trigs - nim to logic
16 33,34 15 n/a sirocco gate - nim to logic
17 35,36 16 n/a TDC stop - ECL to TDC module
30 (nim o/p) n/a n/a n/a sirocco strobe (sync start) to nim logic
A very (very) rough hand-drawn logic diagram should be visible here: