AMC13 Initialization

Here is what Mr Wu has said recently about initializing the AMC13:

    From the attached data, it is likely a problem of the run start procedure:
    1. There appears to be a clear counter command sent to amc13(write bit 1 to register 0) after 0xbf L1A have been sent, which makes dump data difficult to interpret. (Never clear counters after L1A started)
    2. The AMC modules sent a reset to its DAQ_link module after L1A started. It has been repeatedly emphasized that AMC
    modules should finish its initialization before amc13 is reset 

Then he says:

    It seems that your run start control had a problem: AMC modules sent reset to DAQ_link module
    after amc13 getting the last general reset before L1A is enabled.
    Remember always initialize AMC modules first,when they are all ready send a general reset to amc13.
    L1A can be enabled only when amc13 TTS is ready again.

So I think the take-away is that you should do it this way:

  1. Make sure there are no L1A happening
  2. Initialize the uHTR, including sending a reset to the DAQ link firmware module (in the uHTR)
  3. Initialize the AMC13. Issue a general reset and counter reset (not sure the order matters; I think it doesn't)
  4. Enable L1A

Some more notes about what to do after TCDS clock interruption (perform these steps with no L1A coming in):

  1. resetPLL or reconfigure FPGAs to resync AMC13 to TCDS stream
  2. reset TTC receiver logic of all AMC modules
  3. general reset to AMC13

-- Eric Hazen - 07 Oct 2022


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