Multiport Multichannel Analyzer User`s Manual

Multiport Multichannel Analyzer User`s Manual
Multiport
Multichannel Analyzer
9231564C
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Model MPT-EXE Multiport, External ADC Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Models MPT-8E and MPT-16E Multiport, Internal ADC Versions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Software Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3. Setup and Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connecting the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Creating an MCA Input Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The MID Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The MCA Input Definition Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Configuring a DMR-II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The MCA Adjust Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Stabilizer Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
MCS Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
ADC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Acquire Setup Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4. Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Basic Spectroscopy Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Gate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
External/Internal Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
MCS Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Digital Spectrum Stabilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
A. Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Data Acquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
ADC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
MCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Live Time Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
SCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Digital Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
External ADC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Physical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
B. Installation and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing the GPIB (IEEE-488) Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Setting the Multiport’s GPIB Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Setting the Internal Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Main Board Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ADC Board Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
C. Rear Panel Connector Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
I/O Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
DMR Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
IEEE-488 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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1. Introduction
The Multiport MCA meets the need for a cost effective, mid-performance, general purpose Multichannel Analyzer. Packaged in a convenient, double wide NIM module, the
Multiport is available in three versions – 8K and 16K units with internal ADC and a
16K version for use with an external Canberra ADC.
Host computer interfacing is accomplished via an industry standard IEEE-488 parallel
interface. The widely accepted IEEE-488 interface makes the Multiport compatible
with a wide variety of computer platforms. IEEE-488 interface boards are available in
ISA, EISA and PCI bus form factors – so the Multiport user need not worry about
compatibility as computer bus standards evolve. Also, up to 15 Multiport units can be
controlled from a single IEEE interface, so a Multiport system does not consume more
than a single PC slot. By keeping all sensitive components out of the computer itself,
Multiport provides better performance and lower noise than plug-in card based MCAs
– but at comparable prices.
Multiport is suitable for use with a wide range of radiation detectors. Selecting a
proper preamplifier, amplifier and high voltage power supply, makes Multiport compatible with NaI(Tl), HPGe, SiLi, CdTe, Ion Implanted, Plastic scintillation, BGO and
other detector technologies. Modular NIM packaging makes it easy to reconfigure systems as needs change or as new technologies become available.
A two point digital stabilizer is included to ensure system stability under a range of
count rates and temperature variations. Gain and zero stabilization are independently
controlled to lock on high and low energy peaks (respectively) in the spectrum. Separate ranges for HPGe and NaI detectors ensure that stabilizer will operate correctly
with either detector type.
For added flexibility, the Multiport supports both pulse height analysis (PHA) and
multichannel scaling (MCS) modes of operation. In MCS mode, a single channel analyzer (SCA) output is enabled as well as a SYNC input that allows acquisition to be
synchronized by external apparatus. Input rates of up to 10 MHz are supported.
Model MPT-EXE Multiport, External ADC Version
For applications requiring “no compromises” performance in terms of count rate, resolution and temperature stability, the Multiport can be paired with a Model 2060 Digital
Signal Processor (DSP). For applications where requirements are not as stringent, but
where high performance ADCs are still desirable, choose the Model 8701 Wilkinson
ADC or the high speed Models 8713 or 8715 fixed dead time ADCs.
Introduction
Models MPT-8E and MPT-16E Multiport, Internal ADC
Versions
Where the convenience of an internal ADC is preferred, the Multiport can be obtained
in versions with integral 8K or 16K ADC. The internal ADC is a fully buffered unit
with a fixed dead time of 8 µs. Conversion gain can be set to 16K (MPT-16E only),
8K, 4K, 2K, 1K, 512 or 256 channels. Analog input connections may be made through
either front or rear panel BNC connectors.
Software Support
The Multiport is fully supported by Canberra’s trend setting Genie-2000 software
product family. Genie-2000 supports a wide range of time proven spectral analysis algorithms, modern spectrum display and user interface as well as a variety of special
applications programs. Genie-2000 software solutions are available for applications
ranging as widely as laboratory gamma and alpha spectroscopy, waste measurement,
whole body counting and nuclear safeguards.
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2. Controls and Connectors
Front Panel
This is a brief description of the Multiport’s front panel controls and connectors. For
more detailed
information, refer to Appendix A, Specifications.
Figure 1 Front Panel Controls and Connectors
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Controls and Connectors
Rear Panel
This is a brief description of the Multiport’s rear panel connectors. For more detailed
information, refer to Appendix A, Specifications.
Figure 2 Rear Panel Connectors
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3. Setup and Configuration
This chapter will guide you through to connecting and setting up the system.
Installation
The Canberra Model 2100 Bin and Power Supply, or other bin and power supply systems conforming to the mechanical and electrical standards set by DOE/ER-00457T
will accommodate the Multiport MCA. The module’s right side cover acts as a guide
for insertion of the instrument. The module is secured by turning the two front panel
captive screws clockwise until finger tight. It is recommended that the NIM bin power
switch be OFF whenever the module is installed or removed. To ensure safety, be sure
to use a NIM Bin which complies with all applicable safety requirements.
The Multiport can be operated where the ambient air temperature is between 0°C and
+50°C (+120°F maximum). Perforations in the top and bottom sides permit cooling air
to circulate through the module. When relay rack mounted along with other heat generating equipment, adequate clearance should be provided to allow for sufficient air
flow through both the perforated top and bottom covers of the NIM Bin.
Connecting the System
Using the IEEE-488 cable, connect the GPIB interface cable to the Multiport’s
IEEE-488 interface port, and the other end of the cable to the interface port of the Host
Computer’s GPIB card. This provides the communication between Multiport and the
host computer. For field installation instructions for the Multiport board, refer to
Appendix B, Installing the IEEE-488 Board, on page 23.
Model MPT-EXE
Connect the supplied ribbon cable between the external ADC’s DATA connector to
the MPT-EXE’s EXT ADC connecter (PB-37).
Models MPT-8E and MPT-16E
Connect a standard BNC cable between the Multiport’s ADC IN connector and the
amplifier’s Output signal connector. This provides the signal from the amplifier to the
Multiport’s internal ADC. Note that this connector is not used with the Model
MPT-EXE Multiport, which uses an external ADC.
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Setup and Configuration
I/O
Optional external signals on this port are connected through the supplied 14−lead
cable. Each lead is labeled. Descriptions of these signals can be found under Inputs
and Outputs in Appendix A, Specifications, on page 18.
Creating an MCA Input Definition
After you’ve installed the Genie-2000 software, the first step in using your Multiport is
to create an MCA Input Definition (MID).
MID Wizard or MID Editor?
For most cases, you’ll use the MID Wizard to help you set up your Multiport’s Input
Definition quickly and easily.
If your Input Definition is more complex than the MID Wizard was designed to handle, such as configuring the unit for use with a DMR-II Mixer/Router, you’ll need to
use the MID Editor (page 8) to create your definition.
The MID Editor is also used to change (edit) an existing definition.
The MID Wizard
To use the MID Wizard, open the Genie-2000 folder and select the MID Wizard icon
to start the definition process.
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The MID Wizard
Step 1
The first screen (Figure 3) lets you select the MCA you want to create a definition for.
Select the corresponding Multiport model from the list of MCAs.
Figure 3 Selecting the MCA
Step 2
The setup screen will ask you to define the GPIB Address and Board Number as
shown in Figure 4. By default, the Multiport has a GPIB address of ‘1’. See “Setting
the GPIB Address” on page 24 for instructions on changing the address. The GPIB
Board Number must equal the board number defined for the GPIB board in the GPIB
Configuration.
Figure 4 Defining the GPIB Address and Board
Number
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Setup and Configuration
Step 3
The Step 3 screen in Figure 5 asks for a Detector Type and acquisition memory size in
channels, and requires that an Input Name be entered. For Multiport models with an
internal ADC, the maximum selectable memory size is limited by the ADC’s maximum conversion gain.
Figure 5 Assigning the Detector Type
Ending the Definition
To complete your Input Definition, select Finish. The input that you just defined will
be stored as an MID file named inputname.MID and automatically loaded into the
Genie-2000’s MCA Runtime Configuration Database (described in “Using MCA Definition Tables” in Chapter 3, MCA Input Definition of the Genie-2000 Operations
Manual). When you select Finish, you will be asked if you would like to define another input. Answering No will close the Wizard.
Note that if you didn’t enter an Input Name, you won’t be allowed to exit the Step 3
screen. If the name you entered is the same as the name of an existing MID file, the
system will tell you so and go back to Step 3 to let you enter another name.
The MCA Input Definition Editor
Most users will not need to use the MCA Input Definition (MID) Editor, which allows
you to create, edit and manage input definitions. For most users, the facilities provided
in the MID Wizard are sufficient. You’ll have to use the MID Editor only for one of
these reasons:
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The MCA Input Definition Editor
• Selecting the Dwell Time for the MCS mode. Note that this parameter is also
adjustable within the Gamma Acquisition and Analysis application.
• To select Coincidence Mode and Dead Time Mode for the Models MPT-8E and
MPT-16E with internal ADC.
• To manage multiple Memory Groups, which are selectable only from within
the MID Editor.
• Configuring the DMR-II Digital Multiplexer/Router.
The editing procedure is described in “Editing an MCA Definition” in the “MCA Input
Definition” chapter of the Genie-2000 Operations Manual. That chapter also has detailed information on using the MID Editor.
Configuring a DMR-II
The DMR-II Digital Multiplexer/Router is an optional NIM module that allows the
Multiport MCA to be used with up to eight independent inputs. See the DMR-II’s
User’s Manual for information on its capabilities, for interconnection diagrams and for
details on using it with the Multiport.
The DMR-II cannot be configured using the MID Wizard. You will have to use the interactive MID Editor to configure the DMR-II (M/R) for the Multiport MCA. Configuring the Multiport MCA using the MID Wizard is outlined in the previous section.
To configure the DMR-II:
1. Double click the MID Input Definition Editor icon in your Genie-2000
folder.
2. Select Database | Unload to unload the Multiport MCA.
3. Select File | Open to open the Multiport MCA definition file. Click Open.
4. Select Devices | ADC and uncheck Digital Stabilizer, then check
Mixer/Router (Figure 6).
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Setup and Configuration
Figure 6 Selecting the Mixer/Router
5. Click OK
6. Select Devices | MXR and configure the DMR-II parameters (Figure 7).
Select the desired number of inputs: 1, 2, 4 or 8. Group size (channels/input)
for each input is set automatically in Genie2000 software by the users
selection of MCA full memory size and the number of MXR inputs within
the MID editor.
Figure 7 The DMR-II Parameters
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The MCA Adjust Screens
7. Click the OK button, then save your changes by selecting File | Save.
You will have to manually load this configuration into the Runtime Database for this
MCA to be available to Genie-2000. To do this:
1. Select File | Open, then select the Multiport MCA configuration.
2. Select Database | Load To to select the runtime configuration that will be
used to access this MCA.
3. Close the MID editor.
The MCA Adjust Screens
The MCA Adjust Screens, which are accessed from the Gamma Acquisition and
Analysis application’s Menu Bar, allow you to adjust the Multiport’s programmable
controls.
As adjustments are made in the dialog box, the new values are sent to the Multiport.
To save the adjustments to the datasource’s CAM file, use the Gamma Acquisition and
Analysis application’s File | Save command so that the next time this datasource is selected, the proper setting will be loaded into the Multiport.
The Next and Prev(ious) buttons at the left side of the Adjust screen are used to move
to the next (or previous) “page” of the controls when there are more control elements
than will fit in the basic box.
To access the Adjust screens, a Multiport datasource must have been opened. To open,
select File | Open Datasource, then select “Detector” in the Type box. Next, select the
datasource file and click on open.
Note: If you get a “Required Hardware Unavailable” error, possible causes
are: selecting the wrong datasource for the instrument, a problem
with the IEEE-488 communication interface (check the cable), or the
NIM Bin power is off.
If you get a “Hardware Verification Error” there is a mismatch between the MID Definition setup and the hardware configuration. You
can choose to accept or not accept the verification error in the associated dialog box. If you select NO, a RED error box will appear in the
top left corner of the Gamma Acquisition and Analysis window. To
determine the source of the verification error, open the Status Page
by clicking MCA | Status in the Acquisition and Analysis window. The
problematic item will be marked with an asterisk (*).
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Setup and Configuration
Each of the following sections describes one of the Multiport parameters that can be
changed in the Gamma Acquisition and Analysis (GAA) application’s Adjust dialog.
To change a parameter, click on MCA | Adjust in the GAA application’s Main Menu,
then select the radio button for the parameter you want to change.
Stabilizer Parameters
The Stabilizer settings screen (Figure 8) for the Multiport contains the following controls.
Figure 8 Adjust Screen's Stabilizer Settings
Gain Centroid
Sets the centroid (in channels) of the reference peak at the high end of the spectrum for
gain stabilization.
Zero Centroid
Sets the centroid (in channels) of the reference peak at the low end of the spectrum for
zero stabilization.
Gain or Zero Spacing
Sets the spacing (in channels) between the upper and lower sampling channels. The
sampling channels should be placed so that a shift in the reference peak reflects a significant change in count rate in the sampling channels. For broad peaks, the spacing
should be set so that the sampling channels are not on the flat part of the peak.
Gain Mode
Sets the Gain Stabilization mode to Off, which disables the Stabilizer, or On, which
enables the Stabilizer.
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The MCA Adjust Screens
Centroid and Spacing Relationship
Figure 9 shows the relationship between the Stabilizer’s Centroid and Spacing on a
typical peak, for both Zero Stabilization and Gain Stabilization. See “Stabilizer” in
Chapter 4, Gamma Acquisition and Analysis, of the Genie-2000 Operations Manual
for a fuller explanation of how a Stabilizer is used.
Figure 9 Relationship Between Stabilizer Functions
MCS Parameters
The MCS settings screen (Figure 10) for the Multiport contains the following controls.
Note: The MCS Adjust Screen and the associated selection button are
available only if MCS was selected as the Acquisition Mode when
setting up the MCA controls in the Devices | MCA screen of the MID
Editor. If MCS was not selected, the selection button and adjust
screen are hidden from view.
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Setup and Configuration
Dwell Time
Sets the dwell time value.
Figure 10 Adjust Screen's MCS Settings
ADC
The ADC setting screen (Figure 11) for the Multiport contains the following controls.
This feature is available only for Multiport Models MPT-8E and MPT-16E.
Figure 11 Adjust Screen's ADC Settings
Offset
Sets the ADC’s digital offset, in channels.
Coinc. Mode
Sets the coincidence mode for the extended Gate signal, when external gating is used.
LTC/PUR Sig
Select Int PUR/LTC to enable the internal live time correction and pileup rejection
circuitry.
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Acquire Setup Screen
Select Off/Ext PUR to disable the internal live time correction and pileup rejection
circuitry. In this mode, an external live time (dead time) signal is required via the
BSY/DWL input.
Acquire Setup Screen
The Gamma Acquisition and Analysis application’s Acquire Setup Screen is described
in detail in the Genie-2000 Operations Manual. However, the External Start option on
this screen is of particular significance at this time.
Checking External Start enables Multiport’s External Sync function, which works in
conjunction with the EXTSY signal at the rear panel I/O port. In PHA mode, a positive
TTL level enables data acquisition and the Real Time and Live Time clocks. In MCS
mode, a positive TTL pulse starts/restarts a sweep.
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4. Operation
The Multiport is supplied from the factory ready for normal pulse height analysis
(PHA) operation. The only external connections required are an IEEE-488 interface
cable to the computer and the ADC input signal from a shaping amplifier.
Basic Spectroscopy Operations
Refer to the Genie-2000 Operations manual for detailed instructions on basic spectroscopy operations. The following sections describe the Multiport’s auxiliary functions,
which may be required in some applications. They work in conjunction with input and
output signals accessed through the supplied 14-lead cable connected to the
Multiport’s rear-panel I/O connector.
Gate
The GATE signal is used in PHA mode to allow external control of events, to allow
particular events to be digitized and stored. The Coincidence Mode option on the
MCA Adjust screen (ADC section) contains two choices, Off/Anticoincidence and
Coincidence. Note that this feature is only applicable for use with the Internal ADC.
When external gating is not used Off/Anticoincidence should be selected. When no
signal is attached, the Gate input is pulled low internally, so in this case Anticoincidence essentially has the same effect as Off.
With an external signal attached, the selection of Anticoincidence or Coincidence determines how events will be digitized and stored. When Coincidence is selected, a
TTL high signal on the GATE input at time of Peak Detect allows that particular event
to be digitized and stored. A TTL low signal at Peak Detect prevents digitization and
storage of the event. When Anticoincidence is selected, a TTL low signal on the
GATE input at time of Peak Detect allows the event to be digitized and stored. A TTL
high signal at Peak Detect prevents digitization and storage of the event.
External/Internal Sync
The EXTSY signal is used to control acquisition, and specific behavior depends on acquisition mode. This function is enabled by checking External Start in the MCA Acquire Setup screen.
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Basic Spectroscopy Operations
PHA Mode
In PHA mode, Data Acquisition must be started first by clicking the Acquire Start
button. Then a positive TTL Level applied to the EXTSY connector enables data acquisition and RealTime and LiveTime clocks. Note that the EXTSY Input is pulled
high internally when no signal is attached, which has the same effect (enable) as a high
TTL input signal.
MCS Mode
In MCS mode, Data Acquisition must be started first as well. Then a positive TTL
pulse applied to the EXTSY connector starts the next sweep. When no signal is attached, MCS sweeps will stop since the sweeps are triggered on pulse edges.
MCS Mode
Input events are collected through the MCS connector in the form of positive TTL
pulses. To demonstrate the MCS operation, connect the SCA connector to the MCS
connector with a short length of BNC coaxial cable. This connects the SCA output signal from the internal ADC to the MCS input. You can set the desired MCS Dwell
Time in the MCA Adjust screen (page 11).
Digital Spectrum Stabilizer Operation
The Digital Spectrum Stabilizer is adjusted in the MCA Adjust screen (page 11). It
corrects for drift in either high resolution Germanium Detectors or a low resolution
NaI Detectors. This feature is available only for Multiport Models MPT-8E and
MPT-16E. You can choose to correct zero shift, gain shift, or both. Using a two-point
stabilization method, a high energy peak is monitored for gain drift and a low energy
peak is monitored for zero drift. The effective gain and zero intercepts of the ADC are
adjusted to compensate for drift.
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A. Specifications
Inputs
LOGIC SIGNALS – Rear-panel DB-15 connector.
GATE – Coincidence or Anti-coincidence; TTL pulse; must occur ≥100 ns before
peak and remain ≥30 ns after peak.
REJ – Pile-up reject signal; positive TTL pulse.
BSYIN – Provides additional deadtime from amplifier; positive TTL pulse.
EXTSY – Enable acquisition signal; positive TTL pulse; internally pulled high.
MCS – MCS input; positive TTL pulse; duration ≤30 ns; rate ≤10 MHz.
EXTDW – External dwell advance; positive TTL pulse; interval ≥10 µs; duration
≥30 ns; latency ≤2 µs; dead time between channels ≤2 µs.
ADC IN – Front and rear-panel BNC connector.
EXT. ADC – Rear-panel DB-37 connector, used with MPT-EXE only.
COMMUNICATIONS – Rear-panel IEEE-488 parallel connector.
Outputs
LOGIC SIGNALS – Rear-panel DB-15 connector.
ADC BUSY – Internal ADC only; Normal dead time control mode: OR of Input
Discriminator, ADC Busy and Extended Busy Correction; External dead time
control mode: uses BSYIN only for dead time control; positive TTL pulse.
PKD – ADC peak detect to reset indicator; positive TTL pulse.
MSB – Indicates the Most Significant Bit of MCS address; positive TTL pulse.
ROI – Event storage indicator; adjustable width positive pulse.
SCA – Single channel analyzer output; positive TTL pulse.
CH-SMPLE – Sample changer output; positive TTL pulse.
DACA – 0-10 V analog output.
DACB – 0-10 V analog output.
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Controls
Controls
RESET – Front panel pushbutton.
Indicators
DT METER – Ten-segment front-panel multicolor-LED bar graph.
ACQUIRE LED – Front-panel LED.
COMM BUSY – Front-panel LED.
Processor
Intel 80C188; 10 MHz clock.
ROM – 128K x 8.
RAM – 64K x 8 data RAM, 32K x 8 processor RAM.
Data Acquisition
CHANNELS – 16 384; configurable into input sizes of 8192, 4096, 2048, 1024, 512 or
256 channels.
ADC
CONVERSION RATE – Fully buffered, 16 382 channel, successive approximation, 8
µs ADC.
CONVERSION GAIN – 16K, 8K, 4K, 2K, 1K, 512, 256; computer selectable.
RANGE – From 0 to 10 V, unipolar or bipolar, positive lobe leading.
RISE TIME – 0.5 µs to 30 µs.
INTEGRAL NONLINEARITY – ≤±0.05% over top 99% of range.
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Specifications
DIFFERENTIAL NONLINEARITY – ≤±1% over top 99% of range.
TEMPERATURE INSTABILITY – Gain: ≤±100 ppm/°C; zero drift: ≤±50 ppm/°C of
full scale.
DIGITAL OFFSET – Selectable in 256-channel blocks from 256 to 7936.
INPUT CONNECTORS – Front and rear panel.
MCS
INPUT RATE – ≤10 MHz.
DWELL TIME – Internal from 10 µs to 60 s; external 10 µs, minimum.
SYNC – Internal or External.
DEAD TIME – 2 µs between passes, 2 µs between channels.
PRESET – 1 to 9 999 999 passes.
LOGIC INPUTS – MCS: positive TTL; EXTDW: positive TTL; EXTSY: positive
TTL; rear-panel DB-15 connector.
LOGIC OUTPUT – MSB: positive TTL; rear-panel DB-15 connector.
Live Time Clock
RESOLUTION – 400 ns.
ACCUMULATION INTERVAL – 10 ms.
TYPE – Live time with reject extension.
Presets
REAL TIME – 1 to 9 999 999 seconds.
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SCA
LIVE TIME – 1 to 9 999 999 seconds.
ROI INTEGRAL – 1 to 9 999 999 counts.
SCA
ZERO – ±25% of full scale; 15-turn front panel potentiometer.
LLD – <1% to 105% of full scale; 15-turn front panel potentiometer.
ULD – 0% to 105% of full scale; 15-turn front panel potentiometer.
Digital Stabilizer
Internal zero and gain stabilization.
GAIN –
HPGe – Range: ±3.1%, nominal; resolution: 0.0125 channel, nominal, at 8192
channels.
NaI – Range: ±12.5%, nominal; resolution: 0.25% channel, nominal.
ZERO – Range: ±1.5%, nominal; resolution: 0.03 channel, nominal.
External ADC
INTERFACE – TTL interface cable; rear panel DB-37 connector.
System Requirements
COMPUTER – Industry standard PC.
DISPLAY – 640 x 480 VGA or 600 x 800 SVGA or higher.
Power Requirements
+24 V dc – 30 mA
+12 V dc – 26 mA
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Specifications
–24 V dc – 30 mA
–12 V dc – 140 mA
Power consumption (120 V ac) 70 mA
Physical
SIZE – Standard double-width NIM module 6.86 x 22.12 cm (2.70 x 8.71 in.) per
DOE/ER-0457T.
NET WEIGHT – 1.7 kg (3.8 lb).
SHIPPING WEIGHT – 2.1 kg (4.6 lb).
Environmental
OPERATING TEMPERATURE – 0 to 50 °C.
OPERATING HUMIDITY – 0-80% relative, non-condensing.
Ordering Information
MPT-EXE – 16K Multiport for use with external Canberra ADC.
MPT-8E – 8K Multiport with internal 8 µs ADC.
MPT-16E – 16K Multiport with internal 8 µs ADC.
Requires Genie-2000 software, sold separately.
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B. Installation and Controls
Installing the GPIB (IEEE-488) Card
The GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) communication card and software may be
installed in the host computer by using the procedures in the applicable National Instruments manual. National Instruments Model AT-GPIB/TNT and PCI-GPIB cards
are recommended, and are available from National Instruments or through Canberra.
Follow installation and configuration instructions in the corresponding GPIB Card installation manual. In most cases the default configuration settings are sufficient. However, the following settings will work. Note that not all GPIB card models will display
each of these settings during configuration.
Switch
Setting
Primary GPIB Address
0
Secondary GPIB Address
None
Base I/O Address*
—
Interrupt Request*
—
DMA channel
None
Bus Timing
500 ns
Cable Length for High-Speed
Disabled
System Controller
Yes
I/O Timeout
10 sec
Parallel Poll Duration
Default
Enable Auto Serial Polling
Yes
Enable CIC Protocol
No
Assert REN when SC
No
Terminate Read on EOS
No
Set EOI with EOS on Write
No
8-bit EOS Compare
No
Send EOI at end of Write
Yes
EOS byte
0
*The Base I/O Address and Interrupt Request
(IRQ) are not specified because they may have
to be set individually for existing hardware and
software.
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Installation and Controls
Setting the Multiport’s GPIB Address
The Multiport’s GPIB address is set by internal switch SW101, a six-position dip
switch located at the bottom of the module near the front panel (refer to Figure 12,
Main Board Controls, on page 25). Switches 1–5 determine the GPIB address setting.
Each device on a bus must have a unique GPIB address. Therefore, if there are several
Multiports on the same bus, or another device with GPIB address ‘1’, the Multiport’s
address may need to be changed. Use the following switch table as a guide. Note that
address ‘0’ is reserved for the IEEE-488 communication card in the computer. As
many as 16 Multiports may be operated from a single GPIB card.
Note that the Base I/O Address and Interrupt Level (IRQL) may depend on existing
hardware, so you must determine the available Address and IRQL for your system.
GPIB Address vs. Switch Settings
GPIB
Address
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
SW5
1
1
0
0
0
0*
2
0
1
0
0
0
3
1
1
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
5
1
0
1
0
0
6
0
1
1
0
0
7
1
1
1
0
0
8
0
0
0
1
0
9
1
0
0
1
0
10
0
1
0
1
0
11
1
1
0
1
0
12
0
0
1
1
0
13
1
0
1
1
0
14
0
1
1
1
0
15
1
1
1
1
0
16
0
0
0
0
1
*Factory Setting.
0 = closed switch; 1= open switch,
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Setting the Internal Controls
Setting the Internal Controls
The Multiport’s internal controls are shown in their factory default positions for both
the Main Board and the ADC board.
Main Board Controls
Figure 12 Main Board Controls
J101
(1 to 2)
(2 to 3)
J102
(1 to 2)
(2 to 3)
J501
(1 to 2)
(2 to 3)
DAC A Output Negative
DAC A Output Positive*
DAC B Output Negative
DAC B Output Positive*
SCA Output from SCA of the internal ADC*
SCA Output from Valid Event Conversion
*Factory setting
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Installation and Controls
ADC Board Controls
Figure 13 ADC Board Controls
J101
J301
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(1 to 2)
(2 to 3)
(1 to 2)
ADC Input Return Grounded*
ADC Input Return Differential
ALWAYS (factory use only)
*Factory setting
C. Rear Panel Connector Pinouts
I/O Connector
Pin
Signal
Description
SCA
Single channel analyzer output; positive TTL pulse.
2
ADC BSY
Internal ADC only; Normal dead time control mode: OR of Input
Discriminator, ADC Busy and Extended Busy Correction; External
dead time control mode: uses BSYIN only for dead time control;
positive TTL pulse.
3
CHSMPL
Sample changer output; positive TTL pulse.
4
PKD
ADC peak detect to reset indicator; positive TTL pulse.
5
MSB
Indicates the Most Significant Bit of MCS address; positive TTL
pulse.
6
ROI
Event storage indicator; adjustable width positive pulse.
7
DACA
0–10 V analog output.
8
DACB
0–10 V analog output.
9
BSYIN
Provides additional deadtime from amplifier; positive TTL pulse.
10
GATE
Coincidence or Anti-coincidence; TTL pulse; must occur ≥100 ns
before peak and remain ≥30 ns after peak.
11
REJ
Pile-up reject signal; positive TTL pulse.
12
MCS
MCS input; positive TTL pulse; duration ≤30 ns; rate ≤10 MHz.
13
EXTDW
External dwell advance; positive TTL pulse; interval ≥10 µs;
duration ≥30 ns; latency ≤2 µs; dead time between channels ≤2 µs.
14
EXTSY
Enable acquisition signal; positive TTL pulse; internally pulled high.
15
GROUND
Ground.
1
27
Rear Panel Connector Pinouts
DMR Connector
Pin
Signal
Description
Gnd
Ground.
7
ADC13*
13
Output (binary data): 2 (MSB)
8
ADC07*
Output (binary data): 27
9
ADC08*
Output (binary data): 28
10
ADC09*
Output (binary data): 29
11
ADC10*
Output (binary data): 210
12
ADC11*
Output (binary data): 211
13
ADC12*
Output (binary data): 212
14–19
—
20
ACEPT*
Input (Data Accepted): Signals the ADC that the data has been
accepted by the MCA. ACEPT* may reset when READY* resets
(handshake).
21
ENDATA*
Input (Enable Data): Used to enable the tri-state buffers driving the
14-bits of data onto the output lines ADC00* through ADC13*.
22
CDT*
Output (Composite Dead Time): This signal indicates the time when
the ADC or connected amplifier is busy and cannot accept another
input event. It is used to gate the live time clock circuit in the MCA.
23
ENC*
Input (Enable Converter): This signal enables or disables the ADC
module. Logic 1 enables ADC operation. Logic 0 prevents the ADC
from reopening the linear gate thereby inhibiting further operation.
24
READY*
Output (Data Ready): Indicates that data is available for transfer to
the MCA. READY* will be reset after receipt of signal ACEPT*.
25
INB*
Output (Inhibit): This signal indicates that the data available for
transfer to the MCA is invalid and, although the data transfer must
be completed, the data itself should be discarded by the MCA.
26
ADC00*
0
Output (binary data): 2 (LSB)
27
ADC01*
Output (binary data): 2
28
ADC02*
Output (binary data): 22
29
ADC03*
Output (binary data): 23
30
ADC04*
Output (binary data): 24
31
ADC05*
Output (binary data): 25
32
ADC06*
Output (binary data): 2
33–37
—
1-6
28
No connection.
1
6
No connection.
IEEE-488 Connector
IEEE-488 Connector
Pin
Signal
Description
1
B1
Data input/output 1
2
B2
Data input/output 2
3
B3
Data input/output 3
4
B4
Data input/output 4
5
EOI
End or identify
6
DAV
Data valid
7
NRFD
Not ready for data
8
NDAC
Not data accepted
9
IFC
Interface clear
10
SRQ
Service request
11
ATN
Attention
12
SHD
Shield
13
B5
Data input/output 5
14
B6
Data input/output 6
15
B7
Data input/output 7
16
B8
Data input/output 8
17
REN
Remote enable
GROUND
Logic Ground
18–24
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