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Glasgow RCE Info


Note: PC Currently in DESY, Hamburg 21 August 2013 - Andrew

  • ATCA 2 slot crate (Asis)

  • 3COM Switch

  • RCE (36 & 37) & RTM

  • HSIO Virtex4 Board

  • ATLAS Cosmic Ray HSIO Interface (Replaces ATLAS Stave 0 Test HSIO Interface)
    • Required change to HSIO firmware (HsioCosmic_00000003_eudet.mcs).

  • Agilent E3648A Power Supply for HSIO board

  • TTI Power Supply for powering FEI4 chips

  • PPEPC120 running SL5 (x86_64) (This PC was shipped to DESY for August Testbeam)
    • PC has 2 ethernet cards with ip addresses and
    • connects to RCE set-up
    • Andrew Stewart and Andrew Pickford are administrators on this machine.
    • Installed software:
      • Python 2.4.3
      • Python 2.5.6
      • Enthought - Canopy IDE
      • National Instruments VISA
      • Geany
      • TeamViewer
      • ROOT 5.18

  • PPEPC170 (New PC) running SL5 (x86_64)
    • PC has two ethernet cards with ip address and
    • All DetDev members have been given access to the home directory (25/10/2013).
    • Installation
      • sudo yum install --enablerepo=dag apt (complete)
      • sudo mkdir daq/slc5 (complete)
      • sudo wget (complete)
      • sudo tar -zxvf apt.tar.gz (complete)
      • sudo ./apt-wrapper-init (complete)
      • sudo ./apt.wrapper-get update (complete)
      • sudo ./apt-wrapper-get install RceDAQ_04_00_01 (complete)
      • sudo mkdir /IBLDAQ (complete)
      • download daq scripts
      • sudo tar -zxvf daq.tar.gz -C /IBLDAQ/
      • sudo ln -s /IBLDAQ/daq/IBLDAQ-0-0-0 ~/daq (To make ~/daq the sym link remove this directory first)
      • Installation complete - system running OK

  • Optic fibre connections
    • RTM XCVR4 to HSIO
    • RTM XCVR1 to SFP port (45) on switch

  • Connecting to the Shelf Manager
    • Requires one female-to-female RS232 cable.
    • Tried using terminal emulator CuteCom but unable to log in to shelf manager using log in name root.
    • To launch CuteCom:
      • Navigate to cutecom-0.14.2
      • run $sudo ./cutecom (must use sudo or access to ports will be denied)
    • Works for HyperTerminal in Windows
      • Launch HyperTerminal on a Windows machine and connect to port COM1. Power On the ATCA crate and log in using log in name root
      • Use baud rate 115200 (Manual says use 9600 but this dones't appear to work!)
      • How to turn down the fans? - Current setting is 9 (out of 15).
      • Use command: 'clia minfanlevel 3'

Running the RCE software

  • Navigate to the directory ~/daq/rce
    • $ cd daq/rce
  • Open C shell
    • $ tcsh
  • Run set-up script
    • $ source scripts/setup_rce-04-00-01.csh
  • Start servers
    • $ ipc_server &
    • $ rce_ipc_server &
    • $ rce_is_server &
  • You can check that the servers are running using the command
    • $ rce_ipc_ls
  • Load RCE (RCE ip address is
    • $ rce_load
  • Open GUI
    • $ calibGui
  • Further info on RCEPixelLab

Test/Scan Data

  • Occupancy plots and histograms can be viewed in the plots tab of the calibGui.

  • Data is saved in ~/calibData directory.

  • There are root scripts in the ~/root_scripts directory for plotting and analysing analog, digital and threshold scan data.

  • To run the analysis ROOT script open file run_analysis.C in an editor (emacs, geany). Change the run number for the Analogue, Digital & Threshold Tests on lines 5 to 7. Open ROOT in the calibData folder and run the run_analysis.C script.

IV Scan

  • There is a c++ script for running an IV scan on the pixel detector using a Keithley 2410. The script is located in ~/Projects/IVProgram
  • To compile and link the IV scan script do:
    • sudo g++ -m32 main.cpp -o iv_scan /usr/local/natinst/ni4882/lib/cib.o -ldl
    • To run iv_scan do:
      • cd ~/projects/IVProgram
      • ./iv_scan

RCE calibGui

FE-I4A Config Files

Background Material

-- AndrewStewart - 2013-07-04

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