LB 500 programming for prescaling

This LB 500 replaces the old prescaling with clocks and NIM coincidence units. It uses 15 bit counters which keep the original pulse width for prescaling.

Here is the toplevel schematic:

The 15-bit synchronous counter is here:

Each prescaler has a disable input. If this input goes high, the prescaler feeds its inout to all outputs without prescaling. This disable inputs are connected to the Enable input through an inverter. The enable input is connected to bit 8 of the CAMAC output bit pattern and thus controllable by the frontend program. This his handy if one wants to debug the electronics. If one turns prescaling off, one gets much more triggers, thus helping the scope monitoring of signals.

CAMAC bit 7 selects two different prescaling levels for the pion gate used for the pienuHi trigger, so one can change the prescaling ratio without reprogramming the LB500.


S. Ritt, March 22nd, 2000