PandAbox

16 March, 2017
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PandABox is the next generation Position and Acquisition processing instrument developed in collaboration between Diamond and Soleil.   PandABox’s main hardware capabilities are listed as:   Gigabit ethernet connectivity for control systems integration and high-speed data acquisition. Capable Zynq-7030 SoC device for significant improvement of existing processing, programmable functionality and tighter system integration. 16-Channel TTL […]

PandABox is the next generation Position and Acquisition processing instrument developed in collaboration between Diamond and Soleil.

PandAbox

 

PandABox’s main hardware capabilities are listed as:

 

  • Gigabit ethernet connectivity for control systems integration and high-speed data acquisition.
  • Capable Zynq-7030 SoC device for significant improvement of existing processing, programmable functionality and tighter system integration.
  • 16-Channel TTL and 4-Channel LVDS I/Os for synchronous triggering and clocking with higher timing resolution.
  • 4-Channels of encoder interface I/Os, supporting a wider range of protocols.
  • 3-Channels of SFP Gigabit Transceiver interface for possible applications including IpBus, Timing System, or custom high-speed serial connectivity.
  • A fully compliant Low-Pin Count FMC slot for interfacing to analog and digital off-the-shelf boards or custom I/O modules.

 

PandABox integrates required Linux kernel drivers and TCP-server software providing a socket-based interface to configure and controls its operation. An open source areaDetector driver is available for integrating the data stream into an EPICS control system.

 

PandABox System Integration:

 

Each unit will compose of following electronics modules mechanically assembled into a 1U chassis:

  • Main carrier PCB board
  • Front panel PCB board
  • 4x Encoder Daughter Modules
  • Avnet Picozed-7030 Zynq SoC Module

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