11 October 2004 Instrumentation for ground test of SuperAgile detectors and front-end electronics
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In this paper we describe the instrumentation and the software tools we developed to test the SuperAGILE Front-End Electronics (SAFEE) and Interface Electronics (SAIE). The SAFEE is based on twelve XAA1.2 ASICs (produced by IDE-AS). The Test Equipment hardware is composed of commercial VME modules and laboratory developed boards. Commercial VME boards were used for data acquisition and SAFEE handling. Laboratory developed boards provide signal conditioning, pulse generation, trigger system and timing. The VME based architecture assured a stable system for a period of years and a very high acquisition rate. The choice of 'laboratory-developed' boards allowed an easy and cost effective continuous improvement of the system. Two Linux running PC were used, one for the "System Control" and data acquisition, the other one for data reduction and archiving. The s/w for DAQ, data-reduction, and analysis also was laboratory-developed and based on well-known tools.
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Luigi Pacciani, Geiland Porrovecchio, Lidia Barbanera, Enrico Costa, Ettore Del Monte, Giuseppe Di Persio, Immacolata Donnarumma, Marco Feroci, F. Lazarotto, Olga Uberti, Alda Rubini, Paolo Soffitta, Andrea Bulgarelli, Fulvio Gianotti, Ennio Morelli, Massimo Trifoglio, Marcello Mastropietro, "Instrumentation for ground test of SuperAgile detectors and front-end electronics", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557896; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.557896


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