Bypassing the CAMAC data bus to read out FERA data at higher rates

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dc.contributor.author Siegel, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Vaquero López, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Gandler, William R.
dc.contributor.author Green, Michael V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T11:29:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T11:29:23Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation 1998 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 1998, vol. 3, pp. 1461 - 1462
dc.identifier.isbn 0-7803-5021-9
dc.identifier.issn 1082-3654
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/14577
dc.description Proceeding of: 1998 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Toronto, Ont., 08 - 14 Nov. 1998
dc.description.abstract The CAMAC standard offers flexibility by providing power and a data bus for various modules, but it is limited to a 1 Mword/sec bandwidth. LeCroy Research CAMAC modules with an auxiliary data bus, FERA, provide a 10 Mwordsec data transfer without CAMAC controller intervention. We have used a National Instruments digital 1/0 board (PCI-DIO- 32HS) as a FERA bus-to-host bridge. The board provides hardware handshaking, a 20 Mword/sec bandwidth, bus master scatter-gather DMA, and can control up to 2 FERA busses asynchronously. Multiple boards may reside on the same PCI or Compact PCI bus. A 300 MHz Pentium I1 running Windows NT 4.0 sustains >3.4 MB/sec throughput in 8255 emulation mode. These capabilities are being exploited in our prototype small animal planar and PET imaging system where 32 ADC channels (16 bits each) and 3 scaler channels (32 bits each) define an event.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
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dc.title Bypassing the CAMAC data bus to read out FERA data at higher rates
dc.type article
dc.type conferenceObject
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dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.1998.773820
dc.subject.eciencia Biología y Biomedicina
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/NSSMIC.1998.773820
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dc.relation.eventdate 08 - 14 Nov. 1998
dc.relation.eventplace Toronto, Ont.
dc.relation.eventtitle 1998 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1461
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1462
dc.identifier.publicationtitle 1998 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
dc.identifier.publicationvolume vol. 3
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