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  189   Thu Nov 1 20:25:53 2012 hongwei yangDRS4 firmware

hongwei yang wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

hongwei yang wrote:

Hi,

    We are using drs4 board, but oscilloscope app will somehow stop to work if we config trigger into "or and", When I look into the drs4 firmware file drs4_eval3_app.vhd, I couldn't find the trigger_config value assignment which is mentioned at(#7 offset 0x1E from 31 downto 16) in manual_version 4.

could you help me find this trigger_config access point?

 

thanks

 

Hongwei

The "and" in the trigger section means now "coincidence". So the V4 board can trigger on a coincidence between two or more channels. If there is no pulse at the same time on the coincidence channels, the board will of course not trigger. The according firmware was introduced in V4, so please look at drs4_eval4_app.vhd (not eval3).

I just realized that the V4 firmware might be missing in the distribution, so I have attached it here. Look for drs_ctl_trigger_config.

 

Best regards,

Stefan

 Ah, great, that helps, Thank you!

 

Hongwei

 By the way, will there be a drs4_eval4.vhd as well?

  190   Thu Nov 1 20:32:03 2012 Stefan RittDRS4 firmware

hongwei yang wrote:

hongwei yang wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

hongwei yang wrote:

Hi,

    We are using drs4 board, but oscilloscope app will somehow stop to work if we config trigger into "or and", When I look into the drs4 firmware file drs4_eval3_app.vhd, I couldn't find the trigger_config value assignment which is mentioned at(#7 offset 0x1E from 31 downto 16) in manual_version 4.

could you help me find this trigger_config access point?

 

thanks

 

Hongwei

The "and" in the trigger section means now "coincidence". So the V4 board can trigger on a coincidence between two or more channels. If there is no pulse at the same time on the coincidence channels, the board will of course not trigger. The according firmware was introduced in V4, so please look at drs4_eval4_app.vhd (not eval3).

I just realized that the V4 firmware might be missing in the distribution, so I have attached it here. Look for drs_ctl_trigger_config.

 

Best regards,

Stefan

 Ah, great, that helps, Thank you!

 

Hongwei

 By the way, will there be a drs4_eval4.vhd as well?

 Here it is.

  191   Thu Nov 1 20:46:53 2012 hongwei yangDRS4 firmware

Stefan Ritt wrote:

hongwei yang wrote:

hongwei yang wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

hongwei yang wrote:

Hi,

    We are using drs4 board, but oscilloscope app will somehow stop to work if we config trigger into "or and", When I look into the drs4 firmware file drs4_eval3_app.vhd, I couldn't find the trigger_config value assignment which is mentioned at(#7 offset 0x1E from 31 downto 16) in manual_version 4.

could you help me find this trigger_config access point?

 

thanks

 

Hongwei

The "and" in the trigger section means now "coincidence". So the V4 board can trigger on a coincidence between two or more channels. If there is no pulse at the same time on the coincidence channels, the board will of course not trigger. The according firmware was introduced in V4, so please look at drs4_eval4_app.vhd (not eval3).

I just realized that the V4 firmware might be missing in the distribution, so I have attached it here. Look for drs_ctl_trigger_config.

 

Best regards,

Stefan

 Ah, great, that helps, Thank you!

 

Hongwei

 By the way, will there be a drs4_eval4.vhd as well?

 Here it is.

 Thanks. have a good day

  192   Tue Nov 13 11:26:32 2012 Stefan RittGetWave

Martin Petriska wrote:

 I have some question according to GetWave function. In drs_exam.cpp simple GetWave(0,0,wave_array[]) etc...is used. Is there primary (cell) calibration, secondary calibration (Readout) and remove Spikes used, as in DRS Oscilloscope application?

 Yes, yes, no. To get spike removals, you need the function RemoveSpikes from Osci.cpp in the DRSOsc project.

  193   Wed Nov 21 08:34:52 2012 Gyuhee KimQuestion for using Multi board

 Hi.

 

I have 2 DRS4 evaluation V4 boards, and I want to use these 2 board to multi board DAQ system for 4 ch vs 4 ch DAQ.

But there is no option for multi board use. I just only find the multi board trigger mode check button on DRS4 Oscilloscope program, but I couldn`t check. 

Is there any method to use multi board?

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

  194   Wed Nov 21 08:38:26 2012 Stefan RittQuestion for using Multi board

Gyuhee Kim wrote:

 Hi.

 

I have 2 DRS4 evaluation V4 boards, and I want to use these 2 board to multi board DAQ system for 4 ch vs 4 ch DAQ.

But there is no option for multi board use. I just only find the multi board trigger mode check button on DRS4 Oscilloscope program, but I couldn`t check. 

Is there any method to use multi board?

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

This mode is not yet implemented in firmware. Maybe I find some time towards the end of this year to add this. At the moment, you have to build and external trigger to synchronize the two boards. There are also 16-channel boards on the market where you would not need a multi-board mode. Just Google for "DT5742".

/Stefan

  195   Wed Nov 21 08:48:00 2012 Gyuhee KimQuestion for using Multi board

Stefan Ritt wrote:

Gyuhee Kim wrote:

 Hi.

 

I have 2 DRS4 evaluation V4 boards, and I want to use these 2 board to multi board DAQ system for 4 ch vs 4 ch DAQ.

But there is no option for multi board use. I just only find the multi board trigger mode check button on DRS4 Oscilloscope program, but I couldn`t check. 

Is there any method to use multi board?

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

This mode is not yet implemented in firmware. Maybe I find some time towards the end of this year to add this. At the moment, you have to build and external trigger to synchronize the two boards. There are also 16-channel boards on the market where you would not need a multi-board mode. Just Google for "DT5742".

/Stefan

 Thanks Stefan.

I will build external trigger system. 

  196   Wed Nov 28 16:54:46 2012 Stefan RittDRS Oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi and Mac OSX 10.8

I made a pre-compiled package for Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion), so one should be able to install the DRS Oscilloscope software with one mouse click on a recent Mac.

The Makefile in the tar ball now also supports OSX 10.8, so one could even compile it from the sources on a Mac, after libusb-1.0 and wxWidgets have been installed. That might then also work on older versions of OSX.

In addition, the software has been adaptes so that it compiles nicely on a Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org), a screenshot has been attached. Together with a Raspberry Pi and an old screen, the evaluation board is one of the cheapest available oscilloscopes.

 

 

  197   Mon Dec 3 08:32:28 2012 Gyuhee KimAnother question about using multi boards.

 Hi.

 

I asked about using multi boards some days ago, and I got answer to use external trigger. (Thanks Stefan!)

And here is another question. I made two external triggers and try to acquire coincidence data using two boards. but DRS Oscilloscope program can connect only one board and don`t acquire both of them simultaneously.

So I tried to use two computer for each board separately, but, well, you already know, I failed to acquire because two computers don`t promise to synchronize the two boards acquisition.

Is there any method to solve this problem?

 

1. I want to acquire coincidence data from the two DRS 4 Evaluation board V4 simultaneosly.

2. I have external trigger to provide the two boards at the same time.

3. How can I get data from the two boards?

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

  198   Mon Dec 3 09:18:09 2012 Stefan RittAnother question about using multi boards.

Gyuhee Kim wrote:

 Hi.

 

I asked about using multi boards some days ago, and I got answer to use external trigger. (Thanks Stefan!)

And here is another question. I made two external triggers and try to acquire coincidence data using two boards. but DRS Oscilloscope program can connect only one board and don`t acquire both of them simultaneously.

So I tried to use two computer for each board separately, but, well, you already know, I failed to acquire because two computers don`t promise to synchronize the two boards acquisition.

Is there any method to solve this problem?

 

1. I want to acquire coincidence data from the two DRS 4 Evaluation board V4 simultaneosly.

2. I have external trigger to provide the two boards at the same time.

3. How can I get data from the two boards?

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

You have to write your own program. DRS Oscilloscope does not (yet) support this. Take drs_exam.cpp as a starting point and try to extend it to two boards. One tricky point is that the external trigger may only fire AFTER the two boards have been read out. So you need some means of re-enabling the external trigger after you read out both boards.

Stefan 

  199   Mon Dec 3 11:40:35 2012 Gyuhee KimAnother question about using multi boards.

Stefan Ritt wrote:

Gyuhee Kim wrote:

 Hi.

 

I asked about using multi boards some days ago, and I got answer to use external trigger. (Thanks Stefan!)

And here is another question. I made two external triggers and try to acquire coincidence data using two boards. but DRS Oscilloscope program can connect only one board and don`t acquire both of them simultaneously.

So I tried to use two computer for each board separately, but, well, you already know, I failed to acquire because two computers don`t promise to synchronize the two boards acquisition.

Is there any method to solve this problem?

 

1. I want to acquire coincidence data from the two DRS 4 Evaluation board V4 simultaneosly.

2. I have external trigger to provide the two boards at the same time.

3. How can I get data from the two boards?

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

You have to write your own program. DRS Oscilloscope does not (yet) support this. Take drs_exam.cpp as a starting point and try to extend it to two boards. One tricky point is that the external trigger may only fire AFTER the two boards have been read out. So you need some means of re-enabling the external trigger after you read out both boards.

Stefan 

That`s very bad news for me. I don`t have much time to study & write C programming...

Anyway, Thank you very much Stefan.

 

Best regards.

Gyuhee.

  200   Tue Dec 4 09:24:22 2012 Zhongwei DuQuestion of drs4 using

When Denable and Dwrite is high , the voltage of PLLOUT is 0 V.  And  the Dtap is turn high with no delay when the Denable turns high.

After power up and configuration(the WSR,WCR,CR are all set to 11111111), the readout data is no change whenever the input analog signal and rofs,bias,oofs changes. I have test useing the DAC to supply the Dspeed voltage, and change a new DRS4 chip, but all is the same. The readout data is strange : the first about 100 cells is rise or fall  and the last 900 cells is out of the range of ADC.

So how should I do for debugging the drs4 now.

  201   Tue Dec 4 09:39:44 2012 Stefan RittQuestion of drs4 using

Zhongwei Du wrote:

When Denable and Dwrite is high , the voltage of PLLOUT is 0 V.  And  the Dtap is turn high with no delay when the Denable turns high.

After power up and configuration(the WSR,WCR,CR are all set to 11111111), the readout data is no change whenever the input analog signal and rofs,bias,oofs changes. I have test useing the DAC to supply the Dspeed voltage, and change a new DRS4 chip, but all is the same. The readout data is strange : the first about 100 cells is rise or fall  and the last 900 cells is out of the range of ADC.

So how should I do for debugging the drs4 now.

The first thing to make work is to have DTAP oscillating with fsamp/2048. Keep Denable and Dwrite low (required during power-on, see elog:10), set Dspeed to 2.5V, then rise Denable and Dwrite. You should see Dtap toggling at about 2.4 MHz. If not, double check all supply voltages, and especially all soldering points. The QFN package is a bit hard to solder.

/Stefan 

  202   Tue Dec 4 09:50:11 2012 Zhongwei DuQuestion of drs4 using

Stefan Ritt wrote:

Zhongwei Du wrote:

When Denable and Dwrite is high , the voltage of PLLOUT is 0 V.  And  the Dtap is turn high with no delay when the Denable turns high.

After power up and configuration(the WSR,WCR,CR are all set to 11111111), the readout data is no change whenever the input analog signal and rofs,bias,oofs changes. I have test useing the DAC to supply the Dspeed voltage, and change a new DRS4 chip, but all is the same. The readout data is strange : the first about 100 cells is rise or fall  and the last 900 cells is out of the range of ADC.

So how should I do for debugging the drs4 now.

The first thing to make work is to have DTAP oscillating with fsamp/2048. Keep Denable and Dwrite low (required during power-on, see elog:10), set Dspeed to 2.5V, then rise Denable and Dwrite. You should see Dtap toggling at about 2.4 MHz. If not, double check all supply voltages, and especially all soldering points. The QFN package is a bit hard to solder.

/Stefan 

 "Keep Denable and Dwrite low (required during power-on, see elog:10), set Dspeed to 2.5V, then rise Denable and Dwrite. You should see Dtap toggling at about 2.4 MHz. "

In this process ,  should i config any registers( WSR,WCR,CR  ) ?

  203   Tue Dec 4 09:55:43 2012 Stefan RittQuestion of drs4 using

Zhongwei Du wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

Zhongwei Du wrote:

When Denable and Dwrite is high , the voltage of PLLOUT is 0 V.  And  the Dtap is turn high with no delay when the Denable turns high.

After power up and configuration(the WSR,WCR,CR are all set to 11111111), the readout data is no change whenever the input analog signal and rofs,bias,oofs changes. I have test useing the DAC to supply the Dspeed voltage, and change a new DRS4 chip, but all is the same. The readout data is strange : the first about 100 cells is rise or fall  and the last 900 cells is out of the range of ADC.

So how should I do for debugging the drs4 now.

The first thing to make work is to have DTAP oscillating with fsamp/2048. Keep Denable and Dwrite low (required during power-on, see elog:10), set Dspeed to 2.5V, then rise Denable and Dwrite. You should see Dtap toggling at about 2.4 MHz. If not, double check all supply voltages, and especially all soldering points. The QFN package is a bit hard to solder.

/Stefan 

 "Keep Denable and Dwrite low (required during power-on, see elog:10), set Dspeed to 2.5V, then rise Denable and Dwrite. You should see Dtap toggling at about 2.4 MHz. "

In this process ,  should i config any registers( WSR,WCR,CR  ) ?

After power-up reset, these registers are all set to "1", which should be ok to start.

BTW, Jinhong Wang <wangjinh@mail.ustc.edu.cn> from your institute hast the chip correctly working. Maybe he can help you in a more direct way than I can.

  

  204   Thu Dec 6 09:23:36 2012 Martin PetriskaEVM rev4 board trigger change and drs_example

 I switched from rev 3 to rev 4 board, but have some problems with triggering, board is now waiting for trigger (rev.3 is working). How to do in drs_exam.cpp for example triggering on Ch0 && CH1 ?

Software 4.0.0, windows version.

Here is old trigger initialisation: 

b->EnableTrigger(0,1);

b->SetTriggerSource(0);

b->SetTriggerLevel(0.25, false);

b->SetTriggerDelayNs(0);

 

Btw. Is it possible to set up different trigger Levels for each channel ?

 

(If there is some interest here is my code in Qt, still aplha) http://sourceforge.net/p/qtpals/code

  205   Thu Dec 13 12:03:29 2012 EvgeniDRS-4 trigger

How to configure DRS oscilloscope for the oscillations with an amplitude greater than the value of the exposed
in the trigger (internal). 

  206   Thu Dec 13 12:14:35 2012 Stefan RittDRS-4 trigger

Evgeni wrote:

How to configure DRS oscilloscope for the oscillations with an amplitude greater than the value of the exposed
in the trigger (internal). 

Sorry, I don't understand that question. The DRS4 Evaluation board input signal range is 1V. If you have larger signals, you have to attenuante them externally.

/Stefan 

  207   Thu Dec 13 19:49:47 2012 EvgeniDRS-4 trigger

 

Stefan Ritt wrote:

 

Evgeni wrote:

How to configure DRS oscilloscope for the oscillations with an amplitude greater than the value of the exposed
in the trigger (internal). 

 

Sorry, I don't understand that question. The DRS4 Evaluation board input signal range is 1V. If you have larger signals, you have to attenuante them externally.

/Stefan 

 

 

Can I adjust the internal trigger DRS oscilloscope for signal extraction 0.5 volts (for example) from any of the four channels. In our case, there is a lot of noise with low amplitude, which must be removed during the registration. We need to record the individual pulses of higher amplitude than the noise. So we want to use the internal trigger DRS oscilloscope to cut this noise by setting up its threshold amplitude noise.

  208   Fri Dec 14 08:42:53 2012 Stefan RittDRS-4 trigger

Evgeni wrote:

 

Stefan Ritt wrote:

 

Evgeni wrote:

How to configure DRS oscilloscope for the oscillations with an amplitude greater than the value of the exposed
in the trigger (internal). 

 

Sorry, I don't understand that question. The DRS4 Evaluation board input signal range is 1V. If you have larger signals, you have to attenuante them externally.

/Stefan 

 

 

Can I adjust the internal trigger DRS oscilloscope for signal extraction 0.5 volts (for example) from any of the four channels. In our case, there is a lot of noise with low amplitude, which must be removed during the registration. We need to record the individual pulses of higher amplitude than the noise. So we want to use the internal trigger DRS oscilloscope to cut this noise by setting up its threshold amplitude noise.

 

 Sure, you can set the trigger level with the vertical slider (see attached figure). The trigger level works form -0.5V to +0.5V. Just like with a normal oscilloscope. I thought this would be obvious...

ELOG V3.1.4-80633ba