Below are the releases of the standalone, non-xDAQ C++ software for the AMC13. This software requires a CACTUS installation on the host machine. If you have installed CACTUS on SLC5 via YUM or via an RPM build, please use the software under the Software for an RPM Build header. If you are using SL5 or any other OS and installed CACTUS manually (via a checkout of the code from SVN), then use the software under the Software for a Manual Build header.

Software for an RPM Build

amc13StandaloneRPM_2012_12_04.tar.gz - initial release. Includes DAQ link and internal TTC capabilities

Software for a Manual Build

amc13StandaloneMAN_2012_12_04.tar.gz - initial release. Includes DAQ link and internal TTC capabilities

Installation Instructions

  • These instructions are presented as for an RPM build installation, but are identical for a non-RPM build installation

  1. Go the the directory in which you want to install the software on your machine. Then, use wget to download the software using the proper link above. For instance:
  2. Unpack the tarball like so:
       tar -zxvf amc13StandaloneRPM_2012_12_04.tar.gz
    This will create a folder which holds all of the software. You can rename the folder and move it to where you wish.
  3. Go into the newly created folder and set the environment using the .csh script if you are running a t-shell, or .sh if you are running a bash shell. For instance:
       cd rpm/
  4. Now you are ready to build the code. From the same directory (the one with the Makefile in it), do:
  5. Once the code is done building, you are ready to run AMC13Tool. Make sure to set the environment variable AMC13_SERIAL_NO to your AMC13's serial number (found in permenant ink on the front panel of the module). For instance, in the following example, I am preparing to use serial number 9:
       export AMC13_SERIAL_NO=9
  • You can find detailed documentation on all of the commands and common procedures via the first page of This page will give you instructions on how to update your firmware, enable the AMC13, control the interal TTC signal, take data, etc.

-- CharlieHill - 04 Dec 2012

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