Note: The Pixie-4 Download
page contains links to Datasheets, Manuals, Application Notes
Pixie Viewer is a graphical user interface written using IGOR
from Wavemetrics (www.wavemetrics.com). It calls the user-accessible
functions in the Pixie-4 driver to carry out the communication
between the Pixie-4 modules and the interface. This graphical
interface can be used to configure the Pixie-4 modules, to start,
poll and stop a data acquisition run, or to display list-mode
or MCA data read out from the Pixie-4 modules. It supports a multi-module
Pixie-4 system with the capability of setting trigger distribution
mode, coincidence pattern and other data acquisition options.
The Pixie-4 driver code comprises of a set of functions written
in ANSI C. This driver was organized into a library through which
Pixie users can call a few user accessible functions to implement
the communication between the host and the Pixie modules. These
functions translate physical quantities (number with SI units)
into the bit patterns understood by the Pixie-4's on-board processors.
This provides an easy-to-use interface for Pixie users to integrate
the Pixie modules into their own data acquisition system. Sample
code showing how to initialize or configure the Pixie modules,
how to start or stop a run, and how to read data out of the modules
will be provided to the users.
Please contact the Pixie-4 team at
to discuss your application today!