This command supports the CAEN V977 I/O register. At this time support is only provided to read the module's input register. Other than setup modes that echo the inputs to the outputs in some way, output is not supported.
The create subcommand creates a new module. The
parameter supplies a unique name by which that module will be known throughout the
rest of the configuration file. The optional
pairs provide additional configuration options and can be selected from the
set of configuration options described in OPTIONS below.
The config subcommand allows you to further configure an
existing module. The
name parameter is the name
you assigned to the module in the
option value pairs configure the module and can
be selecte from the configuration options described in OPTIONS below.
The cget allows you to retrieve the current configuration of
the module. The
name parameter provides the name of the module
as defined by the create subcommand. The result is a
well formed Tcl list that consists of option name value pairs.
Configuration options provide a mechanism to define where a module is located in the VME space as well as how the moduile should be prepared for data taking. A module is configured via the config subcommand. That command identifies the module via the name assigned to it in the create operation and provides configuration information in the form of a set of name value pairs.
Each name selects what is to be configured and each value provides the new value for that item. The configuration keywords supported and the meanings of their values are described below.
Defines the base address of the module.
base-address must match the base address
set in the module's rotary switches. This address is used
to determine how to access the module in VME address space.
Provides the value of the module's input mask register.
The value of
mask is programmed into
the module's input mask register at initialization time.
Each bit set in the register prevents the corresponding
front panel input from being seen by the module.
Together with the
which register is actually read by the stack. Legal values
are singlehit and multihit.
If singlehit is selected (the default) is
provided the module will read either the Single hit read
register or the Singlehit read-clear register depending on the
value of the
is selected, the module's multihit read or multihit read-clear
register will be read.
See the table at the end of this section for a complete listing of the combinations of read modes and read and clear settings and their implications for how the module is read.
Provides a value for the output mask register. This defaults to zero.
Provides a value that will be programmed into the
output mask regiseter. The module can produce an interrupt
if bits that are not masked off in this register are set
in the pattern gated into the module. See also the
you intend to use the module with interrupts.
Determines whether the module will be atomically cleared
as it is read. This option together with the
-readmode determines which module register
read is added to the readout stack. For more information,
see the table at the end of this section.
Determines the interrupt priority level used by the module
when creating interrupt requests on the VME dataway. If
interrupt-level is 0
(the default), interrupts will not be used.
When the module creates a VME dataway interrupt it provides the
status-id as the interrupt vector
when requested to by the interrupt handler module (VM-USB normally).
status-id is 0
(default), interrupts are not generated on the dataway.
If this is true, the pattern bit is set int he control register, and the module operates in pattern mode. If not, the module operates in I/O register mode.
Table 1. Readmode and Read and clear implications
|Read mode||Read and clear||Readout meaning|
|singlehit||false||The SingleHitRead register (0x0006) will be read.|
|singlehit||false||The SingleHitRdClear register (0x0016) will be read.|
|multihit||true||The MultiHitRdClear register (0x0018) will be read.|
|multhit||false||The MultiHitRead register (0x0008) will be read.|