Proton Calorimetry/Meetings/2020/12/09

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Minutes for UCL Proton Calorimetry Meetings, 9th December


Simon Jolly, Raffaella Radogna, Saad Shaikh, Fern Pannell

Raffaella Radogna

Saad Shaikh

  • Compared readout speeds of TI DDC232, DDC316 and DDC118: DDC232 with 1:1 photodiode to input mapping is the best option, with largest dynamic range and minimum integration time of 181 us with 5 modules.
  • Optimised live ROOT-based plotting and fitting of photodiode data: can get roughly 40 FPS with live plot and 6 FPS with live fit (with residual plot).
    • Will investigate frame rate without residual plot and without any graphing.
  • Took measurements at home using UV torch – doesn't appear to be a good uniform source of light. Results appended to Nov 12th experiment.
  • Successfully ran libFTDI on Windows using Visual Studio and can connect via DPTI on Nexys Video after overwriting default FTDI USB drivers.
    • libFTDI deregisters USB CDC drivers upon use – Matt has suggested a fix to split JTAG and DPTI sides of interface into two cables. Will require new cable and soldering modification to Nexys Video, which will be done some time next week.

Fern Pannell

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