Beamline Electronics & Instrumentation
The Detector Group has developed flexible analog and digital electronics hardware to meet the needs of the APS beamlines. Typically, the digital electronics are used for timing and synchronization at the beamlines. The architecture consists of an FPGA, microcontroller and IO components. We also have expertise in analog electronics (e.g., low-noise electrometers, V2F converters, and CCD readouts). Below are some examples of electronics that been delivered.

  • High Speed Voltage 50Mhz output frequency
    • Up to 50Mhz output frequency
    • 4 independent channels
    • Comissioned by Sector 12
    • User Guide (PDF, APS Custom Voltage to Frequency Converter.pdf)

  • High-speed/performance Instrumentation
    • GE Hydra Multiple Detector Triggering at Sector 1
      • APS Users Meeting 2012 Poster (PDF, 2012usrsmtg_bradford_kline.pdf)
  • AMO Logic Gate at Sector 7
    • Provides timing and logic functions for pump-probe experiments.
    • Overview (PDF, amo-lg-dmk_v2-1.pdf)
    • APS Users Meeting 2012 Poster (PDF, Amo_lg_4X3poster_blue_v2.pdf)

 

  • AMO Super-Scaler(AMO-SS)
    • Low Cost
    • 16 Nim inputs
    • 16 TTL inputs (50 ohm, configurable)
    • Tested to 100MHz

 

  • Standard 10MHz time-base
  • Programmable time-base
  • EPICS compliant
  • Commissioned in 7ID
  • LVDS to camera Link Module
    • The LVDS to Camera Link Module is designed to take the LVDS outputs from the DALSTAR 1M60 camera and convert them into a Camera Link interface for Sector 8.
    • User Guide (PDF, LVDS to Camera Link Quick Guide 2012.pdf)
    • Pinouts (PDF, LVDS_to_Cameralink.pdf)