The Jorway Model 84 QUAD Scaler is a single-width, high-speed CAMAC compatible module which meets the requirements of EUR 4100e. It features a discriminator front-end to provide reliable counting, independent of input waveshape. Inputs are fully protected against transients, and the Scaler will count pulses as narrow as 3 nsec, at rates in excess of 100 MHz ( 125MHz typical). Buffered, open-collector, carry outputs are provided which may be wired to patch pins if desired. Data is read out on the CAMAC dataway upon receipt of appropriate command.
All functions are fully decoded to provide unique responses to commands. A Q response is generated for each Read, Clear and Test command. Scaler input gating is controlled by either the dataway Inhibit or via a front panel, high-speed inhibit input. The latter inputs are bridged to permit "daisey chaining" between scalers. Under no circumstances will an inhibit signal cause the scalers to count. Front panel lights indicate when the module is addressed (N) and when tile scaler gate is open.
Several options are available which enable the Model 84 to perform a number of additional functions.
1 . Overflow flip-flops for each channel can be added. These allow an overflow flip-flop to be triggered at either the overflow of 1-it 15 or bit 23, and be read out on the Dataway on the appropriate read line ( Rl 6 or R24). These overflows may also be wired to open collector buffers for readout on patch pins.
2. The unit may be used as a 4-channel time interval meter by simply adding a jumper, which allows the inhibit input to function as a count input. Thus, by applying the signal to be timed to one of the channel inputs, and injecting the clock into the inhibit input ( common to all channels), each channel will now count the clock as long as its input signal is present. A clock as high as 100 MHz may be used, providing a resolution of 10 nsec.
3. The Q response for Clear (F9) and Test (F25) commands may be disabled.
4. Two bridged, front panel LEMO connectors for reset input can be supplied in lieu of the manual reset pushbutton. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL 84 QUAD SCALER
INPUTS SIGNAL INPUT (each Channel) Pulse Repetition Rate 0-100 mpps min. (125 mpps typical) Pulse Pair Resolution 10 nsec. min. Minimum Pulse Width 3 nsec. Discriminator Level -500mv (Internally adj. to a min. -300 mv) Input Impedance 50 Ohm +/- 1% D. C. coupled Input Protection +/- 5Ov Transients CAPACITY 24 Binary Bits (16,777,215 pulses) INHIBIT INPUT (common to all Channels) Two bridged LEMO connectors on front panel. Bridged inputs allow "daisy chaining" of inhibit signal from scaler to scaler. Input Impedance 5K min. Sensitivity -500mv Input Protection +/- 50v transients Response Time Less than 10 nsec. FRONT PANEL CONTROLS Gate Selector Two position locking toggle switch allows gating to be controlled in one position by the front panel inhibit signal or in the other position by the front panel inhibit signal "OR"ed with dataway inhibit (I). Manual Reset Front panel pushbutton clears all channels simultaneously. DATAWAY COMMANDS (all fully decoded) N-FO-AO Read Scaler 1 N-FO-Al Read Scaler 2 N-FO-AZ Read Scaler 3 N-FO-A3 Read Scaler 4 N-F9-AO-S2 Clear Scaler 1 N-F9-A1-S2 Clear Scaler 2 N-F9-A2-S2 Clear Scaler 3 N-F9-A3-S2 Clear Scaler 4 N-F25-(AO+Al+A2+A3)-S2 Test DATAWAY CONTROLS Initialize Z-S2 Clear all scalers & overflows Clear C-S2 Clear all scalers & overflows Inhibit I Controls gating of all channels when front panel gating switch is in appropriate position. OUTPUTS Carry A 1 us. (min. ) carry pulse is generated for each channel whenever a scaler exceeds its capacity. This signal has transition times greater than 2OO nsec so that it may be applied to the patch pins. Data 24 bits read out on the read lines on command. Least significant digit is R1. STATUS Q Response Q=1 for: N-FO-(AO+A1+A2+A3) and N-F9-(AO+A1+A2+A3) and N-F25-(AO+A1+A2+A3) NOTE The Q response for F9 and F25 may be deleted. INDICATORS N Light Indicates when a module is addressed, this signal is integrated so it will in- dicate even if addressed for a short time. Gate Light Indicates when the counting gates are open and the unit will count input signals that exceed the threshold. POWER REQUIREMENTS +6V @ 700 ma nominal. -6V @ 550 ma nominal. TEMPERATURE RANGE 0'- 60'C SIZE Single CAMAC width, with protective side shields.