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pereira [CCUSB and/or VMUSB claimed by existing programs]
s800_daq_tools [2020/03/05 12:27] (current)
pereira [Mesytec CFD GUI]
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 ==== Readout GUI ==== ==== Readout GUI ====
-The S800 Readout GUI is invoked by either clicking the icon **S800 DAQ** in the desktop of [[Software#​u6pc5 (data U6)|u6pc5]] or by navigating in a Linux terminal to the directory **/​user/​s800/​converged_daq** and typing ''​godaq''​. The Readout GUI window will appear with three tags labeled "​main",​ "​SSHPipe@localhost:​0",​ and "​SSHPipe@localhost:​1"​. The first one provides general information about the ReadoutGUI. The second and third tabs provide information about the data sources (from the CCUSB and VMUSB controllers). **IMPORTANT NOTE:** When running Readout GUI, make sure that the environment variables needed by the system are properly defined. This can be done from a Linux session connected to spdaq19 by typing: ''​. /​usr/​opt/​nscldaq/​xxxx/​daqsetup.bash'',​ where ''​xxxx''​ is the nscldaq version (xxx = 11.0-020, on Feb 2016).+The S800 Readout GUI is invoked by either clicking the icon **S800 DAQ** in the desktop of [[Software#​u6pc5 (data U6)|u6pc5]] or by navigating in a Linux terminal to the directory **/​user/​s800/​s800daq** and typing ''​godaq''​. The Readout GUI window will appear with three tags labeled "​main",​ "​SSHPipe@localhost:​0",​ and "​SSHPipe@localhost:​1"​. The first one provides general information about the ReadoutGUI. The second and third tabs provide information about the data sources (from the CCUSB and VMUSB controllers). ​
  
 Before beginning taking data is necessary to initialize the system. This is done by clicking ''​Start''​ in the ReadoutGUI. You can inspect the status of each source during their initialization by clicking in one of the tabs "​SSHPipe@localhost:​0"​ or "​SSHPipe@localhost:​1"​. You will see a series of messages about the different initialization steps. The last message should be "​Done"​. During the initialization process, a fourth tab labeled "​ActionFilter"​ may appear with information from the S800 filter. Sometimes, you may see a warning message about an old "​still-running"​ S800 filter session being killed. That's ok. Before beginning taking data is necessary to initialize the system. This is done by clicking ''​Start''​ in the ReadoutGUI. You can inspect the status of each source during their initialization by clicking in one of the tabs "​SSHPipe@localhost:​0"​ or "​SSHPipe@localhost:​1"​. You will see a series of messages about the different initialization steps. The last message should be "​Done"​. During the initialization process, a fourth tab labeled "​ActionFilter"​ may appear with information from the S800 filter. Sometimes, you may see a warning message about an old "​still-running"​ S800 filter session being killed. That's ok.
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 After initializing the contollers, the ReadoutGUI window will show the ''​Begin''​ button active. In addition, three additional buttons should appear at the end of the window. They can be used to start the GUI associated with the [[#Mesytec CFD GUI|MCFD]], [[#Delay Window|Delay XLM]], and [[#Trigger GUI|Trigger ULM]] modules. Make sure that the system is completely initializing before opening those GUIs. After initializing the contollers, the ReadoutGUI window will show the ''​Begin''​ button active. In addition, three additional buttons should appear at the end of the window. They can be used to start the GUI associated with the [[#Mesytec CFD GUI|MCFD]], [[#Delay Window|Delay XLM]], and [[#Trigger GUI|Trigger ULM]] modules. Make sure that the system is completely initializing before opening those GUIs.
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 +Before beginning a run, you have to make sure that the ULM trigger module is properly configured. This can be done by clicking the button [[#Trigger GUI|Launch ULM GUI]] in the ReadoutGUI window.
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 The figure below shows the Readout GUI window after initializing the system. After clicking ''​Begin'',​ the "Event Builder"​ window will pop out, displaying information about the Readout session. (Note that the tab "​ActionFilter"​ may appear if it didn't show up before, when you clicked ''​Start''​.) Data can be recorded on disk by checking out the box ''​Record''​. To end a data run, simply click ''​End''​. ​ The figure below shows the Readout GUI window after initializing the system. After clicking ''​Begin'',​ the "Event Builder"​ window will pop out, displaying information about the Readout session. (Note that the tab "​ActionFilter"​ may appear if it didn't show up before, when you clicked ''​Start''​.) Data can be recorded on disk by checking out the box ''​Record''​. To end a data run, simply click ''​End''​. ​
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-  * To load the default CFD configuration go to **Load Setting**, select file **MCFD16.tcl** in directory **/user/operations/daq/usb/Config**, and click **Load**+  * To load the default CFD configuration go to **Load Setting**, select file **MCFD16.tcl** in directory **/user/s800/s800daq/Configurations**, and click **Load**
    * Alternatively,​ it is possible to load the configuration directly from the module by clicking **Update from Device**. ​    * Alternatively,​ it is possible to load the configuration directly from the module by clicking **Update from Device**. ​
    * By default, the CFD parameters can be adjusted individually for each of the 16 channels. It is also possible use the module in a "​common"​ mode to set the same CFD parameters to all channels. Just check **common**    * By default, the CFD parameters can be adjusted individually for each of the 16 channels. It is also possible use the module in a "​common"​ mode to set the same CFD parameters to all channels. Just check **common**
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   * Don't forget to save the new settings in file **MCF16.tcl**. ​   * Don't forget to save the new settings in file **MCF16.tcl**. ​
      - Go to ''​File''​      - Go to ''​File''​
-     - Click ''​Browse''​ and select directory **/user/operations/daq/usb/Config** (default)+     - Click ''​Browse''​ and select directory **/user/s800/s800daq/Configurations** (default)
      - Select file **MCFD16tcl** and click ''​Save''​      - Select file **MCFD16tcl** and click ''​Save''​
      - A warning window will pop out to verify that you want to overwrite the existing file. Answer ''​Yes''​      - A warning window will pop out to verify that you want to overwrite the existing file. Answer ''​Yes''​
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 ==== Trigger GUI ==== ==== Trigger GUI ====
  
-{{:wiki:800px-TriggerGUI.png?​800|right|Trigger GUI}}+{{:wiki:ULM_updated.png?​800|right|Trigger GUI}}
  
 The Trigger GUI appears when the "​Launch ULM GUI" button is pressed on [[#Readout GUI]]. The Trigger GUI is a visual display of the various Gate and Delay Generators and logic elements that make up the configurable trigger of the S800. The logic of the trigger decision is readily discerned from a visual inspection of this GUI. Setting the trigger configuration is also done using this GUI  The Trigger GUI appears when the "​Launch ULM GUI" button is pressed on [[#Readout GUI]]. The Trigger GUI is a visual display of the various Gate and Delay Generators and logic elements that make up the configurable trigger of the S800. The logic of the trigger decision is readily discerned from a visual inspection of this GUI. Setting the trigger configuration is also done using this GUI 
  
-The different signal going through the trigger scheme can be inspected in th Data-U6 oscilloscope. Simply right click on any of the wires to put that signal onto one of the four "​Trigger Inspect"​ channels available at the patch panel of Data-U6, and connect that patch-panel cable to the oscilloscope. By inspecting the various delays, widths and overlaps the user trigger can be configured. The Trigger GUI is discussed in greater detail [[Trigger|here]]. +The different signal going through the trigger scheme can be inspected in the Data-U6 oscilloscope. Simply right click on any of the wires to put that signal onto one of the four "​Trigger Inspect"​ channels available at the patch panel of Data-U6, and connect that patch-panel cable to the oscilloscope. By inspecting the various delays, widths and overlaps the user trigger can be configured. The Trigger GUI is discussed in greater detail [[Trigger|here]].
  
 +The Trigger (ULM) GUI allows the user to select the S800 timestamp clock: either the internally generated clock from the ULM, or an external clock from an ancillary system (e.g. GRETINA). In the latter case, you have to make sure to check the two boxes on the bottom of the Trigger GUI labeled "​External timestamp clock" and "​external sync select"​.
  
 ==== Scaler Display ==== ==== Scaler Display ====
-The GUI used to display scalers rates can be open from the icon **S800 Scalers** in the desktop of [[Software#​u6pc5 (data U6)|u6pc5]]. Alternatively,​ open a terminal on u6pc5, and type **./​goscalers** from directory **/​user/​s800/​converged_daq/scalers**.+The GUI used to display scalers rates can be open from the icon **S800 Scalers** in the desktop of [[Software#​u6pc5 (data U6)|u6pc5]]. Alternatively,​ open a terminal on u6pc5, and type **./​goscalers** from directory **/​user/​s800/​s800daq/scalers**.
  
 The GUI includes two pages labeled "​s800"​ and "​ratios"​. Page "​s800"​ includes all the scaler channels; page "​ratios"​ displays ratio values calculated between several pairs of channels. In addition, the GUI includes a panel showing the time evolution of the live time calculated from the live-to-raw trigger ratio, and the live-to-raw clock ratio. The figure below shows the page "​ratios"​ from the scaler GUI. The GUI includes two pages labeled "​s800"​ and "​ratios"​. Page "​s800"​ includes all the scaler channels; page "​ratios"​ displays ratio values calculated between several pairs of channels. In addition, the GUI includes a panel showing the time evolution of the live time calculated from the live-to-raw trigger ratio, and the live-to-raw clock ratio. The figure below shows the page "​ratios"​ from the scaler GUI.
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 ==== Running in Slave mode with multilogger ==== ==== Running in Slave mode with multilogger ====
-The S800 DAQ can be run in Standalone mode (as described above), or in Slave mode. The later means that the S800 DAQ is controlled by an external DAQ (e.g. GRETINA). In this mode, the S800 ULM receives external clock and external synchronization ​ signals from the master DAQ. Running in Slave mode requires to change the script **CC0105Begin.tcl** in directory **/​user/​s800/​converged_daq/Scripts**. In this file, there are two variables ''​extsynch''​ and ''​extclock''​ to define if the external synchronization and clock signals are enabled (=1) or disabled (=0). Make sure that you set these variables to 1 if you want to run in Slave mode.+The S800 DAQ can be run in Standalone mode (as described above), or in Slave mode. The later means that the S800 DAQ is controlled by an external DAQ (e.g. GRETINA). In this mode, the S800 ULM receives external clock and external synchronization ​ signals from the master DAQ. Running in Slave mode requires to change the script **CC0105Begin.tcl** in directory **/​user/​s800/​s800daq/Scripts**. In this file, there are two variables ''​extsynch''​ and ''​extclock''​ to define if the external synchronization and clock signals are enabled (=1) or disabled (=0). Make sure that you set these variables to 1 if you want to run in Slave mode.
  
  
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 ==== No data sources defined ==== ==== No data sources defined ====
 When clicking ''​Begin''​ in the S800 Readout GUI, you get the error message: "No data sources are running so a run cannot be started"​. Very likely, the setting file **.settings.tcl** is missing. On a Linux session in u6pc5, type ''​ls -lisa ~/​stagearea''​. You should see a hidden file **.settings.tcl**. If no, try the following: When clicking ''​Begin''​ in the S800 Readout GUI, you get the error message: "No data sources are running so a run cannot be started"​. Very likely, the setting file **.settings.tcl** is missing. On a Linux session in u6pc5, type ''​ls -lisa ~/​stagearea''​. You should see a hidden file **.settings.tcl**. If no, try the following:
-      - Go to **/mnt/daqtesting/​s800/​exxxxlast**,​ where **exxxxlast** corresponds to the experiment number of the last (successfully) run experiment +      - Go to **/mnt/events/​operations/​s800/​exxxxlast**,​ where **exxxxlast** corresponds to the experiment number of the last (successfully) run experiment 
-      - Copy the file **.settings.tcl** from that directory to the current stagearea. **NOTE**: we are assuming that the stagearea is pointing to the new experiment directory **/mnt/daqtesting/s800/exxxxnew** +      - Copy the file **.settings.tcl** from that directory to the current stagearea. **NOTE**: we are assuming that the stagearea is pointing to the new experiment directory **/mnt/events/​operations/s800/exxxxlast** 
-      - If you cannot find that file, there is an old version that can be copied from the directory **/​user/​s800/​converged_daq**+      - If you cannot find that file, there is an old version that can be copied from the directory **/​user/​s800/​s800development/​S800DAQ**
       - You should now be able to run ReadoutGUI without problem ​       - You should now be able to run ReadoutGUI without problem ​
 ==== CCUSB and/or VMUSB claimed by existing programs ==== ==== CCUSB and/or VMUSB claimed by existing programs ====
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