[Halld-offline] Fwd: CAEN 1290 TDC

Mark Ito marki at jlab.org
Wed Apr 15 09:03:25 EDT 2015

from Ben Raydo:

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	CAEN 1290 TDC
Date: 	Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:52:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: 	Benjamin Raydo <braydo at jlab.org>
To: 	Mark Ito <marki at jlab.org>

Here's how I figured the 1290 TDC resolution when using the 41.666MHz clock from the TI:

 From the CAEN manual I gather:

TDC nominal bin size = 1 / (REF_CLK * 8 * 32 * 4)

Where REF_CLK = 41.666666MHz for you
8 is the reference clock PLL multiplier (to get ~320MHz)
32 is the number of delay elements in the TDC channel delay line
4 is the number of TDC channels to achieve the very high resolution ~25ps mode

So from this I get a bin size of: 23.4375ps

I don't know if it's exactly right, but it seemed like a good fit when I was measuring the accelerator RF period/phase (though I did it in 100ps resolution mode). I hope that helps.


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: https://mailman.jlab.org/pipermail/halld-offline/attachments/20150415/cbd206b8/attachment.html 

More information about the Halld-offline mailing list