May 2021 eLog

2021-05-25

Author: Massimo

  • Following suggestion by F. Licciulli, checked voltage regulators on FPGA board (U3, U6, U7). U3 has 5V in input and should output 3.3V but it does not, and it is incandencent, needs to be replaced. U7 is fine (2.5V output) and U3 cannot tell (Vin is 3.3 from U6 Vout)
    • Note: be careful when unsoldering U6, not to destroy copper (huge plane, needs a lot of heat)

2021-05-24

Author: Colin, Massimo

  • Started to try testing writing with /home/ctalab/software/SMART/CTA2_sw_simple/host_sw/CTA_script.txt
  • Got it running by doing: sudo ip route add 192.168.6.15 dev enp3s0
  • Output from CTA_script
    • ctalab@ctalab-Precision-3630-Tower:~/software/SMART/CTA2_sw_simple/host_sw$ ./CTA_script.txt
      Reset
      Wrote SPI reg 0 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 1 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 2 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 3 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 4 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 5 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 6 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 7 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 8 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 9 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 10 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 11 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 12 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 13 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 14 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 15 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 16 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 17 with 100- read back 100
      Wrote SPI reg 18 with 64- read back 64
      Wrote SPI reg 19 with 255- read back 255
      Wrote SPI reg 20 with 255- read back 255
      Wrote SPI reg 21 with 16- read back 16
      Wrote SPI reg 22 with 5- read back 5
      Wrote SPI reg 23 with 40- read back 40
      Wrote SPI reg 24 with 6- read back 6
      CTA chip registers
      Dac_0: 100
      Dac_1: 100
      Dac_2: 100
      Dac_3: 100
      Dac_4: 100
      Dac_5: 100
      Dac_6: 100
      Dac_7: 100
      Dac_8: 100
      Dac_9: 100
      Dac_10: 100
      Dac_11: 100
      Dac_12: 100
      Dac_13: 100
      Dac_14: 100
      Dac_15: 100
      Dac_16: 100
      Dac_17: 100
      EN0_7: 64
      EN8_15: 255
      EN16_18: 255
      R_ADJ: 16
      C_ADJ: 5
      PZ_ADJ: 40
      MUX: 6
      ADC: 168
  • Right after running the script successfully, a capacitor blew on the FPGA board
    • Appears to have been capacitor C3

2021-05-20

Author: Colin, Massimo

  • Acquired a number of cables to hookup to the adapter board and FPGA
    • Connections:
      • Three 5 V connections
        • Two on adapter board
        • One on FPGA
      • One 70 V connection on adapter board for SiPMs
    • Twisted all cables
    • All 5 V connections are emerging from same PSU, connected in parallel at the devices
    • 70 V connection is coming from the dual PSU hooked up in series as below
  • Next:
    • Program the SMART board with the FPGA via a connection from the FPGA to the adapter board
    • Hook up adapter board to scope, power the flasher, close the dark box, power SiPM(s), see some pulses

2021-05-13

Author: Colin

  • Figuring out how to hook up the TTi CPX400DP power supply unit in series to get the 70 V we need
    • Specs are here, manual here
    • Seems like it really shouldn't be a big deal, just hook up like: