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743 Digitizer Family

16/8 Channel 12-bit 3.2 GS/s Switched Capacitor Digitizer
The 743 is a family of 12-bit, 3.2 GS/s Switched Capacitor Digitizers developed in collaboration with CEA/IRFU & CNRS/IN2P3/LAL and based on the SAMLONG chip. It is available in three form factors: VME (16 input channels), NIM (8 input channels) and Desktop (8 input channels). Considering the sampling frequency and the bit number, it is well suited for very fast signals as the ones generated by scintillators coupled to PMTs, Silicon Photomultipliers, APD, Diamond detectors and others.

The analog input singals are continuously sampled into the SAMLONG chip in a circular memory buffer (1024 cells) at the default frequency of 3.2 GS/s (312.5 ps of sampling period); frequencies of 1.6, 0.8 or 0.4 GS/s can also be selected. As a trigger signal arrives, all the analog memory buffers are frozen and then digitized with a resolution of 12 bits into a digital memory buffer with independent read and write access. Up to 7 full events per channel can be stored (where 1 event = 1024 x 12 bits). During the analog to digital conversion process, the x743 cannot handle further triggers, thus generating a Dead Time.

Each channel is equipped with an individual discriminator with programmable threshold, which generates trigger requests. Requests from all channels are processed by the board to generate a common trigger causing all the channels to acquire an event simultaneously. These requests are also used by counters to continuously calculate the individual channel hit rates, also during the Dead Time. The common trigger can also be provided externally via the front panel Trigger Input or via software.

Each channel is equipped with an individual fixed amplitude pulser.

Each module of the 743 family can be used in "on-board charge calculation" mode (Charge Mode) to generate fast histograms.

743 family supports multi-board synchronization, so all ADCs can be synchronized to a common clock source and ensuring Trigger Time Tag alignment. Once synchronized, all data will be aligned and coherent across multiple x743 boards.

Refer to the following links for specific information on the different form factors: V1743, VX1743, DT5743, N6743.



x743 is based on the SAMLONG chip, a Switched Capacitor Array IC. This technology relies on a set of capacitors that continuously sample the analog input signals at a fixed time interval corresponding to the sampling period. As soon as the trigger is issued, capacitors are decoupled from the input signals after a programmable delay. Therefore, the trigger freezes the currently stored signal in the sampling capacitance cells. Subsequently, the cells are multiplexed into the 12-bit ADC.

x743 features an embedded "Charge Mode", where the pulse charge integration window is defined by the user. This feature allows to perform on-line processing on the detector signal directly digitized.



CAEN Digitizers can be operated as pure waveform recorders or can run special algorithms to process the digitized pulses and extract a set of significant information like energy, pulse shape and precise timing.Each acquisition mode makes use of a specific firmware and software to tailor the digitizer capabilities to the user's needs.
Digital Waveform Recorder - Charge Integration - Constant Fraction Discrimination
Waveform recording firmware logo
Waveform Recording Firmware
Logo Software CAEN WaveCatcher
Advanced Software Tool for 743 Digitizers
GENERAL Form Factor
1-unit wide, 6U VME64/VME64X
1-unit wide NIM
154x50x164 mm3 (WxHxD) Desktop
ANALOG INPUT
Channels
16 channels
single ended (VME)
8 channels
single ended (NIM/Desktop)

Impedance
50 Ohm
Connector
MCX




Full Scale Range
2.5 Vpp
DC coupled
Bandwidth
500 MHz




Offset
Programmable 16-bit DAC for DC offset adjust,emt on each channel.
Range: ± 1.25 V
TEST FUNCTIONALITY One pulser per channel with programmable 16-bit pattern (fixed amplitude)
DIGITAL CONVERSION
Switched Capacitor Array
SAMLONG Fast Analog Memory chip
2 channels, 1024 storage cells/ch
320 ns minimum recorded time/event

Sampling Rate
0.4 - 0.8 - 1.6 - 3.2 GS/s
Simultaneously on each channel
SW selectable
Dead Time (Event A/D Conversion)
125 µs (max. @ 1024 samples)

Note: value decreasing proportionally with the depth recording (configurable record length)

Resolution
12 bits
SYSTEM PERFORMANCES
Sampling Time Precision
< 20 ps @ 3.2 GS/s (before calibration)
< 5 ps @ 3.2 GS/s (after calibration)

Note: obtained with factory calibration and dual-pulse timing measurement with pulse generator.
Test conditions: periodic input pulses with 1-V Amplitude, 1-kHz Frequency, rise time of 0.8 / 1.6 / 2.5 ns. The resolution does not change significantly when varying the delay Δt between the two pulses
Noise Level
0.75 mV RMS
CLOCK GENERATION Synchronization clock source: internal/external
On-board PLL provides generation of the main board clocks from an internal (50 MHz loc. oscillator) or external (front panel CLK-IN connector) reference
DIGITAL MEMORY 7 event/ch Multi-Event Buffer (1024 samples per event)
TRIGGER
Trigger Source
-
Self-trigger: channel over/under threshold (based on analog discriminator on each
channel with DAC adjusted threshold) for Common trigger generation
-
External-trigger: Common by TRG-IN connector (NIM/TTL, LEMO, Zin = 50 Ohm)
-
Software-trigger: Common by software command
Trigger Propagation
TRG-OUT (VME) / GPO (NIM, Desktop) digital output (NIM/TT, LEMO connector, requires 50 Ohm termination)

Trigger Time Stamp
40-bit counter, 5 ns resolution, 83 minutes range

Trigger Threshold
Programmable through a 16-bit DAC in the ±1.25 V range on each channel
SYNCHRONIZATION
Clock Propagation
-
Daisy chain (VME only) through CLK-IN/CLK-OUT (AC coupled differential LVDS, ECL, PECL, LVPECL, CML on AMP MODU II connectors)
-
One-to-many clock distribution from an external clock source on CLK-IN connector
Clock cable compensation
Acquisition Synchronization
-
Sync Start/Stop through digital I/O (S-IN, TRG-IN or GPI input, TRG-OUT or GPO output)
-
External Trigger Time Stamp reset

Trigger Time Stamps Alignment
By S-IN (VME only) or GPI (Destop/NIM only) input connector
ADC & MEMORY CONTROLLER Altera Cyclone EP3C16 (1 FPGA serves 4 channels)
COMMUNICATION INTERFACE
Optical Link
CAEN CONET proprietary protocol,
up to 80 MB/s transfer rate
Daisy chainable: it is possible to
connect up to 8/32 ADC modules to a
single Optical Link Controller (Mod.A2818/A3818)
USB
(NIM and Desktop direct, VME via V1718 bridge)

USB 2.0 compliant

VME
VME 64X compliant
Data transfer mode: BLT32, MBLT64 (70 MB/s using CAEN Bridge), CBLT32/64, 2eVME, 2eSST (up to 200 MB/s)
ANALOG MONITOR
(VME only)
12-bit / 125MHz DAC FPGA controlled; four operating modes:
- Test pulses: 1-Vpp ramp generator
- Majority signal: proportional to the nr. of channels under/over threshold (steps of 125 mV)
- Memory Occupancy signal: proportional to the Multi Event Buffer Occupancy (1 buffer ~ 1 mV)
- Voltage level: programmable output voltage level
LVDS I/O (VME only) 16 general purpose LVDS I/Os controlled by FPGA
Busy, Data Ready, Memory Full, Individual Trg-Out and other functions can be programmed
An Input Pattern from the LVDS I/Os can be associated to each trigger as an event marker
DIGITAL PULSE PROCESSING Software selectable embedded Charge Mode for input pulse high rate charge integration and fast histogramming
FIRMWARE UPGRADE Firmware can be upgraded via USB/VMEbus/Optical Link
SOFTWARE
-
General purpose C libraries and configuration tools(Windows and Linux support)
-
WaveCatcher readout software (Windows only)
POWER CONSUMPTIONS
Desktop
1.5 A (typ.) @ 12 V
NIM
2.9 A @ +6 V
500 mA @ -6 V
VME
4 A @ +5 V
625 mA @ +12 V
-12 V not used
Code Description
WV1743XAAAAA V1743 - 16 Ch. 12 bit 3.2GS/s Switched-Capacitor Digitizer: 7 events/ch (1kS/event), EP3C16, SE
WVX1743XAAAA VX1743 - 16 Ch. 12 bit 3.2GS/s Switched-Capacitor Digitizer: 7 events/ch (1kS/event), EP3C16, SE
WDT5743XAAAA DT5743 - 8 Ch. 12 bit 3.2GS/s Switched-Capacitor Digitizer: 7 events/ch (1kS/event), EP3C16, SE
WN6743XAAAAA N6743 - 8 Ch. 12 bit 3.2GS/s Switched-Capacitor Digitizer: 7 events/ch (1kS/event), EP3C16, SE
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Manuals Last Update
UM2754 - CAEN WaveCatcher User Manual 03 February, 2016
V1743 & VX1743 User Manual 29 March, 2016
DT5743 User Manual 09 February, 2016
N6743 User Manual 9 February, 2017

Precautions for Handling Storage and Installation

Slide Presentations Last Update
SP5148 - Digital systems for Multi-Parametric analysis in Physics Applications (India - March 2016) March, 2016
Catalog Last Update
2016-2017 Catalog Modular Pulse Processing Electronics / Waveform Digitizers CAEN Digitizers are platform independent instruments housing high speed (up to 5 GS/s) multichannel flash ADC, with local memory and FPGA for Digital Pulse Processing. Available in VME, NIM, Desktop. Up tp 14-bit resolution, 1 to 64 channels, programmable PLL, VME64X, Optical Link and USB 2.0 interfaces, Software Tools for Windows and Linux, Memory buffer: up to 57MS/ch (max. 1024 events), Firmware and Software for Digital Pulse Processing (DPP) and Waveform Recording 2016-2017 Product Catalog Section 03a - Modular Pulse Processing Electronics / Waveform Digitizers March 2016
Brochures, Flyers Last Update
This Brochure describes the 743 Digitizer Family: 743 is a family of 12-bit, 3.2 GS/s Switched Capacitor Digitizers developed in collaboration with CAE/IRFU & IN2P3/ LAL and based on the SAMLONG chip. It is available in three form factors: VME (16 input channels), NIM (8 input channels) and Desktop (8 input channels).It is well suited for very fast signals as the ones generated by scintillators coupled to PMTs, Silicon Photomultipliers, APD, Diamond detectors and others. (ADOCUME00117) BF3269 - 743 Digitizer Family Flyer March, 2015
Data Sheet Last Update
The 743 is a family of 12-bit, 3.2 GS/s Switched Capacitor Waveform Digitizers issued from the collaboration with CEA/IRFU & IN2P3/LAL and based on the SAMLONG Switched Capacitor Array. It is available in three form factors: VME (16 input channels), NIM (8 input channels) and Desktop (8 input channels). it is well suited for very fast signals like those coming from fast scintillators coupled to PMTs, Silicon Photomultipliers, APD, Diamond detectors and others. DS3160 - 743 Digitizer Family (16/8 Channel 12-bit 3.2 GS/s Switched Capacitor Digitizer) Data Sheet 20 May, 2016

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