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Entry  Thu Sep 16 19:04:06 2021, Patrick Moriishi Freeman, drs_exam_multi with non-v4 boards, default configuration 
    Reply  Sat Sep 18 15:48:30 2021, Stefan Ritt, drs_exam_multi with non-v4 boards, default configuration 
Message ID: 835     Entry time: Sat Sep 18 15:48:30 2021     In reply to: 833
Author: Stefan Ritt 
Subject: drs_exam_multi with non-v4 boards, default configuration 

Hi,

please note the the evaluation board is what it says, a board to evaluate the chip, and is not meant for a full-blown shiny multi-board DAQ channel, so support for that is kind of limited.

Strange that you only find two out of four boards. What happens if you disconnect the two boards the system finds and then try again? Might be that your USB hub does not have enough power to supply four boards (each taking 2.5W, so you need 10W in total). Unplugging some board will show you if you have a power problem.

The drsosc.cfg stores the current configuration. For this to work, the drsosc program has to have write access to the directory where the drsosc.cfg program is stored, which is usually the directory from where the program is started. Maybe you have to adjust permissions. Yes you have commands to set everything, just look into drs_exam.cpp and you will find most of them.

Best,
Stefan

Patrick Moriishi Freeman wrote:

Hello, 

I made a modified version drs_exam_multi.cpp, but ran into an issue when running.  When I ran it, it only found the two boards with lower serial numbers (2781 and 2879) and complained that the others (2880 and 2881) were not v4. Would there be a simple workaround for this type of thing? Also, would I be able to use the .dat format to keep the file sizes down. 

If not, I am curious if there is a way I can at least set a default configuration for the drsosc program. It seems the drsosc.cfg is written when drsosc starts? Does it load the configuration from somewhere else? It would be very helpful to keep the same settings between runs, in particular the trigger delays, levels, trigger mode, and voltage offsets. Maybe I can even do this with just a few of the CLI commands? I know this is for experts only, but I think I would just need a few commands (setTrig, setTrigMode,  setTrigDelay, that sort of thing) if they do exist. I would check the help now, but I'm running, and I'm pretty sure I saw some for trigger settings. 

Anyhow, any help is appreciated in creating a more repeatable and automated data acquisition. Thanks!

 

 

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