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DAQ cabling

The required cabling for the Beamline DAQ to work. Documented here since I need to change a NIM bin, but useful to document anyway!

Reset fan-out (logic)

  • Reset signal, nominally $00
  • Goes to Start gate on DAQ gate generator
  • Goes to bottom port on D connectors in V1495

End fan-out (logic)

  • End signal, nominally $00+T
  • Goes to Stop gate on DAQ gate generator
  • Goes to 0 port on V1742

Gate fan-out (logic)

  • Comes from Gate on DAQ gate generator
  • Goes to 1 port on V1742
  • Goes to SIN on V1742

Trigger fan-out (logic)

  • Comes from Gate on Trigger gate generator
  • Goes to TR0 on V1742
  • Goes to MWPC controller trigger in
  • Goes to TDU
  • Goes to ACNET scalar

DAQ gate generator

  • Reset Start, End Stop, Gate output to fan-out
  • Infinite width, controlled by Start and Stop

Trigger gate generator

  • Trigger output from V1495 input to Start
  • Gate output to fan-out
  • Not Gate output to trigger board
  • Blank input from Switchyard gate generator
  • 10us width, tuned exactly

Switchyard gate generator

  • Switchyard start to Start input (nominally $30)
  • Switchyard end to Stop input (nominally $36)
  • NIM output to trigger board
  • Not NIM output to Blank on Trigger gate generator
  • Infinite width (LATCH), controlled by Start and Stop

ToF

  • All 12 signals fanned out: 0 baseline, normal signal
  • All 12 signals to digitizer
  • All 12 signals discriminated: threshold -0.3 V, width 50 ns
  • 3/4 coincidence for US, DS-PMT, DS-SiPM separately (width 30 ns (upstream), 50 ns (downstream))
  • DS-SiPM 3/4 coincidence sent to trigger board
  • US-PMT 3/4 has 64 ns cable delay added
  • US-PMT 3/4 discriminated (threshold -0.475 V, width 10 ns) and sent to TOFPrompt coincidence
  • US-PMT 3/4 discriminated (threshold -3 V, width 90 ns) and sent to trigger board and TOFSlow coincidence
  • DS-PMT 3/4 discriminated (threshold -10 V, width 10 ns) and sent to TOFPrompt and TOFSlow coincidence
  • DS-PMT 3/4 discriminated (threshold -0.35 V, width 50 ns) and sent to trigger board
  • TOFPrompt and TOFSlow have 2-fold coincidences; output (50 ns) sent to trigger board

Wire Chambers

  • Signal from TDCs are combined in coincidence: (X OR X) AND (Y OR Y)
  • Output from each of the OR coincidences 30 ns
  • Output from each of the AND coincidences 40 ns
  • 4 signals (one for each chamber) sent to trigger board