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Pandabox: a multipurpose platform adapted for multitechnique scanning and feedback

DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-TUAPL05 DOI Help

Authors: Yves-marie Abiven (Synchrotron SOLEIL) , Jérome Bisou (Synchrotron SOLEIL) , Guillaume Renaud (Synchrotron SOLEIL) , Frédéric Ta (Synchrotron SOLEIL) , Isa Servan Uzun (Diamond Light Source) , Michael Abbott (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew Cousins (Diamond Light Source) , Tom Cobb (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: Yes

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: PCaPAC2016
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2017

Abstract: Synchrotron SOLEIL and Diamond Light Source are two third generation light sources located respectively in France and the UK. In 2015, both facilities started the collaboration project “PandA” to overcome technical limitations of SPIETBOX at SOLEIL and Zebra at Diamond as well as to manage obsolescence of the products. The collaboration enables both institutes to share the technical leadership on hardware, firmware and software developments. The initial objective is to achieve multichannel encoder processing to synchronize motion systems and data acquisition during experiments addressing simultaneous and multi-technique scanning. However, its design based on Xilinx Zynq SoC is thought to be powerful and modular in terms of firmware as well as for hardware. This flexibility permits envisaging derivative applications and interfacing to different third party hardware. This paper details the organization of this collaboration, status of the ongoing project in terms of hardware and firmware capabilities and the results of the first tests at both sites.

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Technical Areas: Data acquisition