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Entry  21 Oct 2008, Randolf Pohl, Forum, Mixed CAMAC/VME frontend, SIS3100 
    Reply  22 Oct 2008, Stefan Ritt, Forum, Mixed CAMAC/VME frontend, SIS3100 
Message ID: 511     Entry time: 21 Oct 2008     Reply to this: 512
Author: Randolf Pohl 
Topic: Forum 
Subject: Mixed CAMAC/VME frontend, SIS3100 
Dear MIDAS-addicts,

I would like to hear your opinion on this:
We've until now used CAMAC with Hytec 1331 controllers. We're using Yale FADCs 
whose readout takes ages in CAMAC (2048 samples take 2 milliseconds to be 
read). We've got 20+ FADC channels (we usually read only 2-3)

Now we've had the brilliant idea to replace the Yale FADCs with some VME 
digitizer and we now plan to buy a Struck SIS 1100/3100 PCI-VME controller,
plus 4 pc. CAEN 1720 8ch 12bit, 250MHz WFD.

(1) Can anybody comment on this choice? Good experiences/problems?

We are still using the CAMAC stuff for all other modules (TDCs, ADCs, 
scalers). So my plan is to have ONE frontend who reads both the CAMAC modules 
and the VME modules.

(2) Is it possible to build and run a dual-controller frontend for both CAMAC 
and VME? Does anybody have experience with that? Or is it a stupid idea?

I'd appreciate any hints.

[Edit: We're using Linux]

Thanks a lot,

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