Milestone #11965: April Release - 201604A
Support new digitizer gate mode for ASTA
I added a new mode in the firmware for the ASTA toroids. I basically used a previously unused bit in the “Mode” register, ( 0x200, D8 ). The new firmware version is “BBB0B”. Can we please add an Acnet device that is a toggle switch that does the following: When it’s turned ON, set Mode register (0x200,D8) to 0x8A. This enables the digitizer to use the external Gate input to determine the number of bunches of beam being calculated. When it’s turned OFF, set Mode register (0x200,D8) to 0x88, which is the original run mode that we have been using. Only one bit is changed, which is Bit 1 ( 2nd least significant bit ) of the register. So I guess it could also be implemented by only setting and resetting that one bit. Whatever makes the most sense to you.
#1 Updated by John Diamond over 4 years ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
- % Done changed from 0 to 100
Implemented support for the BBB Gate Mode toggle bit. There are two methods for controlling the BBB gate mode:Command Line
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- To enable (where devId is the intensity device ID):
- To disable:
- Digital status block reports the BBB Gate Mode in bit 19
- Digital control block has two commands: Enable BBB Gate Mode and Disable BBB Gate Mode
NOTE: Since the bit controls the gate mode for the entire ADC board, enabling/disabling the BBB Gate Mode for N:T102, N:T105 and N:T124 affects the two other devices as well.