Full Crate Acceptance

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Preliminary Plan for Full Crate Acceptance Testing


Load up crate with modules: (All modules will have passed individual acceptance testing)

  • Controller
    • PXE Boot.... diskless OS configuration.
  • TI
  • SD
  • CTP
  • FADC250v2
    • Assign its VME address according to its VME slot.
       (slot<<19).  E.g. Slot 3: (3<<19) = 0x180000
                         Slot 4: (4<<19) = 0x200000
    • Set switches for remote firmware updating

Power up

  • Update firmware, if necessary.


Pedestal run

  • Use trig1 generated by TI
  • 100k events
  • Record Means and RMS of each channel.

Playback mode

  • Use trig2 generated by TI
  • Output trigger from CTP to TI for trig1.
  • 3 to 4 different patterns to be used
  • Test Raw, Pulse, TDC readout mode of FADC.
  • Verify alignment of data at CTP (periodically).
  • For each pattern and mode, generate summary plots

Trigger generation from signal fan-out

  • Fan out 16 (or more) copies of signals to FADC Channels
  • Test Raw, Pulse, TDC readout mode of FADC.
  • Verify alignment of data at CTP (periodically).
  • For each mode, generate summary plots

What to include in Summary Plots (PDF)

  • Date and time of tests.
  • Serial Numbers and firmware of each module used
  • Results from pedestal run
  • Results from playback mode.
  • Results from signal fanout

What the GUI needs to do

  • Entry boxes for module serial numbers
  • Screens/pages showing FADC data accumulation vs. CTP output
  • Output results to PDF
  • Be easy to use

Program Planning

Record Initial Conditions

Initial GUI Screen should have several input boxes for user to enter in testing parameters. Some parameters will be filled in by automatic routines that gather info via VME. Because some of the modules may be reused in other Full Crate Acceptance testing, there needs to be a way to insert User defaults.

  • TI
    • Serial Number (User)
    • Firmware Version (VME)
  • FADCs
    • Serial Number (User)
    • Firmware Versions - 2 (VME)
    • Slot number and VME address (VME)
  • SD
    • Serial Number (User)
    • Firmware Version (VME)
  • CTP
    • Serial Number (User)
    • Firmware Version (VME)
  • VME Controller
    • Serial Number (User)
    • Domain Name (IP), MAC Address, OS, Kernel
  • Crate
    • Serial Number (User)