User's Manual - PXI-PDM
(June 2009, 137KB)
The PXI Preamplifier Power and
Trigger Breakout Module (PXI PDM) supports XIA’s XMAP
and Pixie-4 data acquisition modules.
The PXI-PDM is manufactured
in a 3U CompactPCI/PXI form factor and can reside in any peripheral
slot (2-8) of a standard 3U chassis. Slot 2, the PXI Star Trigger
slot, is the preferred location, as it allows the use of some
Though manufactured in the CompactPCI/PXI
form factor, the PXI PDM does not have a PCI interface and is
thus not recognized by the PCI bus controller or host computer.
It only uses power from the PCI backplane and connects to the
PXI backplane lines used for clock and trigger distribution by
Pixie-4 modules. The power is used to generate a low noise
preamplifier power supply; the clock and trigger lines can be
brought to the PXI PDM front panel to connect to external electronics.
The PXI PDM provides four principal
• Preamplifier power supply for a detector
• Clock distribution
• FPGA controlled pulser
• Access to backplane trigger signals
Please download and read the PXI-PDM
User Manual for a complete description and specifications.