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  250   Tue May 21 17:48:45 2013 Enrico Contimac osx 10.6
> 
> it looks like 64bit vs 32bit problem, you have to compile all libraries for the same architecture. Maybe, make clean to 
> remove all precompiled object files .o and recompile it again. Try to compile first that simple example without wxWidgets.
> 
> Martin


Good point, but all libraries are already compiled to 32 bits, since the laptop is running at 32 bits. Unless you mean that I
have to convert to 64 bits, but this means to change all content of the PC, and I don't want to do this. Can the applications
run with 32 bits or do they need 64 ? 

Thanks,
Enrico
  251   Tue May 21 17:51:09 2013 Stefan Rittmac osx 10.6
> > 
> > it looks like 64bit vs 32bit problem, you have to compile all libraries for the same architecture. Maybe, make clean to 
> > remove all precompiled object files .o and recompile it again. Try to compile first that simple example without wxWidgets.
> > 
> > Martin
> 
> 
> Good point, but all libraries are already compiled to 32 bits, since the laptop is running at 32 bits. Unless you mean that I
> have to convert to 64 bits, but this means to change all content of the PC, and I don't want to do this. Can the applications
> run with 32 bits or do they need 64 ? 
> 
> Thanks,
> Enrico

There is no specific reason to run it on 64 bits, so just all libraries have to match, that's all. But the original Makefile has been written for 64 bits, so it might need some 
adjustments.

/Stefan
  252   Tue May 21 18:30:11 2013 Enrico Contimac osx 10.6
> > > 
> > > it looks like 64bit vs 32bit problem, you have to compile all libraries for the same architecture. Maybe, make clean to 
> > > remove all precompiled object files .o and recompile it again. Try to compile first that simple example without wxWidgets.
> > > 
> > > Martin
> > 
> > 
> > Good point, but all libraries are already compiled to 32 bits, since the laptop is running at 32 bits. Unless you mean that I
> > have to convert to 64 bits, but this means to change all content of the PC, and I don't want to do this. Can the applications
> > run with 32 bits or do they need 64 ? 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Enrico
> 


> There is no specific reason to run it on 64 bits, 

Good.

> so just all libraries have to match, that's all. But the original Makefile has been written for 64 bits, so it might need some 
> adjustments.

Ok, but I don't understand where is the point to correct. 64 bits do not appear explicitally (at least to me, who am not a drake of programming ...) 
neither in the Makefile neither in the (few) source files I have examined.

Thanks again,
Enrico
  253   Fri May 24 17:58:07 2013 Enrico Contimac osx 10.6
> > > 
> > > it looks like 64bit vs 32bit problem, you have to compile all libraries for the same architecture. Maybe, make clean to 
> > > remove all precompiled object files .o and recompile it again. Try to compile first that simple example without wxWidgets.
> > > 
> > > Martin
> > 
> > 
> > Good point, but all libraries are already compiled to 32 bits, since the laptop is running at 32 bits. Unless you mean that I
> > have to convert to 64 bits, but this means to change all content of the PC, and I don't want to do this. Can the applications
> > run with 32 bits or do they need 64 ? 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Enrico
> 
> There is no specific reason to run it on 64 bits, so just all libraries have to match, that's all. But the original Makefile has been written for 64 bits, so it might need some 
> adjustments.
> 
> /Stefan

Hi Stefan,
   I made some progress. Understood what was wrong in the make phase. You have only to add the option -arch i386 in the CFLAGS line of the makefile.
Then the make is ok, it produces the 3 executables. drs_exam and drscl seem to work correctly. 
DRSOsc.app does not work as app, in the sense that if you click it, an error message comes saying "You can't use this version of the application DRSOsc.app with 
this version of Mac OS X. You have Mac OSX 10.6.8. The application requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. "
If you execute drsosc from the terminal, the graphical window pops up, the waveform is displayed, but you don't have access to the graphical interface, no button works, you can't do
anything. To quit the app, you have to kill it from the terminal with the kill command.
But anyway is a progress with respect to yestarday.
Any idea/suggestion to overcome the above problems ? I thought it is a problem with the graphical library (xwWidgets) but I have checked it, it's ok, I have also reinstalled it
(release 2.8.12_3) but nothing changed.

PS. the chip test output (done with the drscl ) is the following (see below). Is it normal or what ? THANKS.

B0> ct
Press 'q' to quit, any other key to repeat test.

Max. frequency is 5.1 GHz
Cell error on channel 1, cell 5: -137.6 mV instead 0 mV
Chip Error!

Max. frequency is 5.1 GHz
Cell error on channel 1, cell 5: -129.4 mV instead 0 mV
Chip Error!
  254   Fri May 24 18:20:14 2013 Stefan Rittmac osx 10.6
> I made some progress. Understood what was wrong in the make phase. You have only to add the option -arch i386 in the CFLAGS line of the makefile.
> Then the make is ok, it produces the 3 executables. drs_exam and drscl seem to work correctly. 
> DRSOsc.app does not work as app, in the sense that if you click it, an error message comes saying "You can't use this version of the application DRSOsc.app with 
> this version of Mac OS X. You have Mac OSX 10.6.8. The application requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. "
> If you execute drsosc from the terminal, the graphical window pops up, the waveform is displayed, but you don't have access to the graphical interface, no button works, you can't do
> anything. To quit the app, you have to kill it from the terminal with the kill command.

To run an executable as an app, you have to put it into a certain directory structure. The Makefile has the target "make app" which exactly does that. It executes following code:

DRSOsc.app: drsosc
        -mkdir DRSOsc.app
        -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents
        -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents/MacOS
        -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents/Resources
        -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
        echo 'APPL????' > DRSOsc.app/Contents/PkgInfo
        cp drsosc.xcodeproj/Info-processed.plist DRSOsc.app/Contents/Info.plist
        cp drsosc DRSOsc.app/Contents/MacOS/DRSOsc
        cp drsosc.xcodeproj/DRSOsc.icns DRSOsc.app/Contents/Resources

You can also do this manually. You will then see the subdirectly DRSOsc.app actually as an App icon (you don't see it as a subdirectory in the Finder).  That's the way Apple has chosen to do this.

The chip test facility has been made for a certain test board we use for chip testing. It has a feature that is not present in the evaluation board. I have to disable that command there.

Best regards,
Stefan
  255   Sat May 25 12:45:46 2013 Enrico Contimac osx 10.6
> > I made some progress. Understood what was wrong in the make phase. You have only to add the option -arch i386 in the CFLAGS line of the makefile.
> > Then the make is ok, it produces the 3 executables. drs_exam and drscl seem to work correctly. 
> > DRSOsc.app does not work as app, in the sense that if you click it, an error message comes saying "You can't use this version of the application DRSOsc.app with 
> > this version of Mac OS X. You have Mac OSX 10.6.8. The application requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later. "
> > If you execute drsosc from the terminal, the graphical window pops up, the waveform is displayed, but you don't have access to the graphical interface, no button works, you can't do
> > anything. To quit the app, you have to kill it from the terminal with the kill command.
> 
> To run an executable as an app, you have to put it into a certain directory structure. The Makefile has the target "make app" which exactly does that. It executes following code:
> 
> DRSOsc.app: drsosc
>         -mkdir DRSOsc.app
>         -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents
>         -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents/MacOS
>         -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents/Resources
>         -mkdir DRSOsc.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
>         echo 'APPL????' > DRSOsc.app/Contents/PkgInfo
>         cp drsosc.xcodeproj/Info-processed.plist DRSOsc.app/Contents/Info.plist
>         cp drsosc DRSOsc.app/Contents/MacOS/DRSOsc
>         cp drsosc.xcodeproj/DRSOsc.icns DRSOsc.app/Contents/Resources
> 
> You can also do this manually. You will then see the subdirectly DRSOsc.app actually as an App icon (you don't see it as a subdirectory in the Finder).  That's the way Apple has chosen to do this.
> 
> The chip test facility has been made for a certain test board we use for chip testing. It has a feature that is not present in the evaluation board. I have to disable that command there.
> 
> Best regards,
> Stefan

Hi Stefan,
yes, the makefile has already the recipe to create the app. For OSX 10.6 a obvious modification must be done in the info.plist file. Then everything goes right. Now I have the DRSOsc application
running on my mac with 10.6.
Thanks for the help.
Best regards,
Enrico
  256   Sat May 25 21:03:22 2013 Stefan RittDRS4- analog pulse counting

Osip Lishilin wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

Osip Lishilin wrote:

Hello, Stefan. Have you implemented pulse counting yet?

Best, Osip.

Nope. 

 Will it be done in the foreseeable future?

Yes. I will announce it in the forum. 

  257   Sun May 26 13:08:52 2013 tmiron alon 

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

  258   Fri Jun 7 10:22:48 2013 Stefan Ritt 

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

  259   Fri Jun 7 11:44:17 2013 tmiron alonthank you

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

Thank you for the answer.

Have a nice week,

Tmiron.

  260   Mon Jun 10 14:09:13 2013 tmiron alonadd an average ability to the Scope

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

 Hi Stefan,

I'm trying to add the averaging feature to the oscilloscope instead. I have a basic knowledge in C++ so I'm having problem finding the initial place (places) of the data acquisition. furthermore, I saw you already made an averaging possibility for some of the features in the program at the measure window.
Can you please tell we in which of the programs of the Scope (and in what line if possible) can I find the initial\main data acquisition so I could follow it from there, and where is the location of the averaging function you already made?

have a nice week,

Tmiron

  261   Mon Jun 10 16:24:21 2013 Stefan Rittadd an average ability to the Scope

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

 Hi Stefan,

I'm trying to add the averaging feature to the oscilloscope instead. I have a basic knowledge in C++ so I'm having problem finding the initial place (places) of the data acquisition. furthermore, I saw you already made an averaging possibility for some of the features in the program at the measure window.
Can you please tell we in which of the programs of the Scope (and in what line if possible) can I find the initial\main data acquisition so I could follow it from there, and where is the location of the averaging function you already made?

have a nice week,

Tmiron

The averaging possibility in the measure window is just a "place holder" for future extensions, which are not yet implemented.

A good point to implement averaging is in the function Osci::ReadWaveforms() in Osci.cpp.

/Stefan 

  262   Tue Jun 18 14:19:39 2013 Stefan RittROOT program to decode binary data from DRSOsc

Please find attached a simple ROOT based program (http://root.cern.ch) to decode binary data from the DRSOsc program. It assumes that all four channels were recorded. If this is not the case, the program can be adjusted accordingly.

To use it, simply type (assuming that you have written a data file "test.dat" with DRSOsc):

root [0] .L decode.C+
Info in <TUnixSystem::ACLiC>: creating shared library /tmp/./decode_C.so
root [1] decode("test");
Info in <TCanvas::MakeDefCanvas>:  created default TCanvas with name c1
1927 events processed
"test.root" written
root [2] 

If you have turned on the clock on channel4 of the DRS4 evaluation board, it will produce a plot like this:
 
c1.gif 

 

/Stefan

Attachment 1: decode.C
#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include "TFile.h"
#include "TTree.h"
#include "TString.h"
#include <iostream>

struct Header_t {
   char           event_header[4];
   unsigned int   serial_number;
   unsigned short year;
   unsigned short month;
   unsigned short day;
   unsigned short hour;
   unsigned short minute;
   unsigned short second;
   unsigned short millisecond;
   unsigned short reserved1;
   float time[1024];
};

struct Waveform_t {
   char           chn1_header[4];
   unsigned short chn1[1024];
   char           chn2_header[4];
   unsigned short chn2[1024];
   char           chn3_header[4];
   unsigned short chn3[1024];
   char           chn4_header[4];
   unsigned short chn4[1024];
};

void decode(char *filename) {
   Header_t header;
   Waveform_t waveform;
   Double_t t[1024], chn1[1024], chn2[1024], chn3[1024], chn4[1024];
   Int_t n;

   // open the binary waveform file
   FILE *f = fopen(Form("%s.dat", filename), "r");

   //open the root file
   TFile *outfile = new TFile(Form("%s.root", filename), "RECREATE");
   
   // define the rec tree
   TTree *rec = new TTree("rec","rec");
   rec->Branch("t", &t   ,"t[1024]/D");  
   rec->Branch("chn1", &chn1 ,"chn1[1024]/D");
   rec->Branch("chn2", &chn2 ,"chn2[1024]/D");
   rec->Branch("chn3", &chn3 ,"chn3[1024]/D");
   rec->Branch("chn4", &chn4 ,"chn4[1024]/D");
  
   // loop over all events in data file
   for (n=0 ; fread(&header, sizeof(header), 1, f) > 0; n++) {

      // decode time      
      for (Int_t i=0; i<1024; i++)
         t[i] = (Double_t) header.time[i];
      
      fread(&waveform, sizeof(waveform), 1, f);
      
      // decode amplitudes in mV
      for (Int_t i=0; i<1024; i++) {
         chn1[i] = (Double_t) ((waveform.chn1[i]) / 65535. - 0.5) * 1000;   
         chn2[i] = (Double_t) ((waveform.chn2[i]) / 65535. - 0.5) * 1000;   
         chn3[i] = (Double_t) ((waveform.chn3[i]) / 65535. - 0.5) * 1000;   
         chn4[i] = (Double_t) ((waveform.chn4[i]) / 65535. - 0.5) * 1000;   
      }
      rec->Fill();
   }
   
   // draw channel #4
   rec->Draw("chn4:t");
   
   // print number of events
   cout<<n<<" events processed"<<endl;
   cout<<"\""<<Form("%s.root", filename)<<"\" written"<<endl;
   
   // save and close root file
   rec->Write();
   outfile->Close();
}
  263   Thu Jul 4 08:32:11 2013 tmiron alonadd an average ability to the Scope

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

 Hi Stefan,

I'm trying to add the averaging feature to the oscilloscope instead. I have a basic knowledge in C++ so I'm having problem finding the initial place (places) of the data acquisition. furthermore, I saw you already made an averaging possibility for some of the features in the program at the measure window.
Can you please tell we in which of the programs of the Scope (and in what line if possible) can I find the initial\main data acquisition so I could follow it from there, and where is the location of the averaging function you already made?

have a nice week,

Tmiron

The averaging possibility in the measure window is just a "place holder" for future extensions, which are not yet implemented.

A good point to implement averaging is in the function Osci::ReadWaveforms() in Osci.cpp.

/Stefan 

Hi Stefan,

I have been trying to compile my changes to the program, but have a problem with the "wxWidgets". can you tell me which version of the wxWidgets and which c++ program did you use to built the drs4's scope program?

I'm using "microsoft visual c++ 2010 express", and the closest I got to compile something was with the wxWidgets 2.8.12 version (It's tell me I'm missing the file "wxmsw28d_core.lib" although I built it).

have a nice day,

Tmiron.

  264   Thu Jul 4 08:54:25 2013 Stefan Rittadd an average ability to the Scope

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

 Hi Stefan,

I'm trying to add the averaging feature to the oscilloscope instead. I have a basic knowledge in C++ so I'm having problem finding the initial place (places) of the data acquisition. furthermore, I saw you already made an averaging possibility for some of the features in the program at the measure window.
Can you please tell we in which of the programs of the Scope (and in what line if possible) can I find the initial\main data acquisition so I could follow it from there, and where is the location of the averaging function you already made?

have a nice week,

Tmiron

The averaging possibility in the measure window is just a "place holder" for future extensions, which are not yet implemented.

A good point to implement averaging is in the function Osci::ReadWaveforms() in Osci.cpp.

/Stefan 

Hi Stefan,

I have been trying to compile my changes to the program, but have a problem with the "wxWidgets". can you tell me which version of the wxWidgets and which c++ program did you use to built the drs4's scope program?

I'm using "microsoft visual c++ 2010 express", and the closest I got to compile something was with the wxWidgets 2.8.12 version (It's tell me I'm missing the file "wxmsw28d_core.lib" although I built it).

have a nice day,

Tmiron.

I guess it should work with 2.8.12. Try to compile their examples, and consult their documentation if it does not work. I cannot give support for a package I have not written.

/Stefan 

  265   Thu Jul 4 09:07:24 2013 tmiron alonadd an average ability to the Scope

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

Hallo,
I'm using DRS4 Evaluation Board Rev 4.0 and I'm trying to change the output of the samples to be an average of  #  measurements (1000 or even more)
during the process I have encountered some difficulties I hope you will be able to help me  with:

1. the DRS chip have 8 channels but the Evaluation board have only 4 channels. does the default mode of the DRS in the Evaluation Board is 1024 bins for each channel or 2048?

2. in the readout mode, does it samples all the 1024 bins waveform from a channel and then move to the next one, or after each bin it move to the next channel?

3. In the file "drs4_eval4_app.vhd", I have a problem finding the names of the signals that represents the registers bits which tell me what is the number of the bin (1-1024) the ADC is reading from the DRS, and the signals

that represents registers A0-A3. can you send me their names? 

 

4. In another matter- is the -0.5V to 0.5V is the  upper and lower  limit of the input (or just a working range), and if not what is the limit for AC?  is there a fuse on the board in case of overload from the input? (I didn't see  it in the User's Manual, but I didn't know if you will mention it there in case there is one).

thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Tmiron

1. All 8 channels are read out, but only 4 are displayed in the oscilloscope.

2. It reads all 1024 bins from a channel, then switch to the next channel.

3. The ADC readout happens in lines 1576+. The register for the sample count is drs_sample_count, and the signal for the address is drs_addr.

4. The evaluation board manual explicitly mentions the maximum allowed input range on page 5.

/Stefan 

 Hi Stefan,

I'm trying to add the averaging feature to the oscilloscope instead. I have a basic knowledge in C++ so I'm having problem finding the initial place (places) of the data acquisition. furthermore, I saw you already made an averaging possibility for some of the features in the program at the measure window.
Can you please tell we in which of the programs of the Scope (and in what line if possible) can I find the initial\main data acquisition so I could follow it from there, and where is the location of the averaging function you already made?

have a nice week,

Tmiron

The averaging possibility in the measure window is just a "place holder" for future extensions, which are not yet implemented.

A good point to implement averaging is in the function Osci::ReadWaveforms() in Osci.cpp.

/Stefan 

Hi Stefan,

I have been trying to compile my changes to the program, but have a problem with the "wxWidgets". can you tell me which version of the wxWidgets and which c++ program did you use to built the drs4's scope program?

I'm using "microsoft visual c++ 2010 express", and the closest I got to compile something was with the wxWidgets 2.8.12 version (It's tell me I'm missing the file "wxmsw28d_core.lib" although I built it).

have a nice day,

Tmiron.

I guess it should work with 2.8.12. Try to compile their examples, and consult their documentation if it does not work. I cannot give support for a package I have not written.

/Stefan 

My problem is not with wxWidgets itself but with links your program is doing to the wxWidgets. if you can please tell me the wxWidget version you used, I'll use this one instead the version I'm using and I think it will solve the problem.

Tmiron.

  266   Thu Jul 4 09:17:31 2013 Stefan Rittadd an average ability to the Scope

tmiron alon wrote:

 

My problem is not with wxWidgets itself but with links your program is doing to the wxWidgets. if you can please tell me the wxWidget version you used, I'll use this one instead the version I'm using and I think it will solve the problem.

Tmiron.

I currently use version 2.9.4, but chances are high that it will work with 2.8.12.

/Stefan 

  267   Thu Jul 4 10:01:06 2013 tmiron alonadd an average ability to the Scope

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

 

My problem is not with wxWidgets itself but with links your program is doing to the wxWidgets. if you can please tell me the wxWidget version you used, I'll use this one instead the version I'm using and I think it will solve the problem.

Tmiron.

I currently use version 2.9.4, but chances are high that it will work with 2.8.12.

/Stefan 

 but was version 2.9.4 the one you used when you built  Version 4.0.0 of the DRS4 oscilloscope program, or was it an erilar version, and if so, do you remeber what version it was?

tmiron.

  268   Thu Jul 4 10:14:32 2013 Stefan Rittadd an average ability to the Scope

tmiron alon wrote:

Stefan Ritt wrote:

tmiron alon wrote:

 

My problem is not with wxWidgets itself but with links your program is doing to the wxWidgets. if you can please tell me the wxWidget version you used, I'll use this one instead the version I'm using and I think it will solve the problem.

Tmiron.

I currently use version 2.9.4, but chances are high that it will work with 2.8.12.

/Stefan 

 but was version 2.9.4 the one you used when you built  Version 4.0.0 of the DRS4 oscilloscope program, or was it an erilar version, and if so, do you remeber what version it was?

tmiron.

I used 2.8.12 for Version 4.0.0.

/Stefan 

  269   Fri Jul 5 12:46:45 2013 Hermann-Josef MathesMissing methods in drs-4.0.1.tar.gz

Hi,

while trying to create python bindings for the DRS stuff using SWIG 2.0.4, two undefined methods prevent the python interpreter from loading the generated shared library. These methods are:

  • int DRSBoard::SetADCActive(unsigned char)
  • bool ResponseCalibration::Calibrate(unsigned int,unsigned int,float *,float *,float,bool)

Can we safely removed those methods from the DRS header files or (what I have actually done) is it better to fake some empty implementation in the input file to SWIG?

Another minor issue is that the python interpreter always terminates with a SegFault after script termination. I had not yet time to track that down...

Thanks & regards

Hermann-Josef

 

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