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Entry  17 Mar 2014, Zhi Li, Forum, [need help] simple example frontend for CAEN VX1721  
    Reply  17 Mar 2014, Pierre-Andre Amaudruz, Forum, [need help] simple example frontend for CAEN VX1721  
       Reply  17 Mar 2014, Zhi Li, Forum, [need help] simple example frontend for CAEN VX1721  
Message ID: 987     Entry time: 17 Mar 2014     In reply to: 985     Reply to this: 989
Author: Pierre-Andre Amaudruz 
Topic: Forum 
Subject: [need help] simple example frontend for CAEN VX1721  
Hi Li,

You mention that you've got the wavedump working. It suggests that you have a A3818 
interface, can you confirm that?

If so, you can make a Midas frontend using the CAEN libraries to access your VX1721. I can provide you with a frontend example used for the V1720 or V1740. The 
modifications for the VX1721 shouldn't be too hard as most of the CAEN digitizers 
are fortunately based on a similar configuration mechanism.
If you have a Midas CAMAC frontend, the trick would be to replace the CAMAC calls by 
the appropriate CAENComm_xxx() for the equivalent functionality.

Can you remind me what hardware do you have in your lab for acquisition?
CAMAC controller, VME controller etc.

Cheers, PAA

> Dear guys,
> 
> Iím Zhi Li from China, and Iím now working on my graduation project, which now
> basically gets stuck in the part of preparing the frontend for my FADC (CAEN
> VX1721) using Midas.
> 
> Now the current set-up includes a VME crate, a CAEN v2718 (Optical Bridge and
> Controller) and a CAEN VX1721(8ch 8bit 500MS/s Waveform digitizer). The hardware
> set-up has been finished and I could capture the analog waveform using CAEN
> software(wavedump). 
> 
> Could anyone please tell me what are the basic things to do for using MIDAS?
> Iíve installed MIDAS in PC and it works well for CAMAC, but do I need any extra
> hardware module on using VME crate? Also, how to download
> Universe-II VME driver?
> 
> Thanks,
> Li
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