Pico Systems

Silicon Shaper

This unit contains 16 shapers with individually computer-controlled gains, and a test multiplexer that allows the user to inspect the logic and shaped signals from outside the detector cave or other remote location. These test outputs can be disabled on individual modules, such that several units can be summed to feed only one linear signal at a time to a scope for an entire array of detectors. The shapers can be configured to accept either positive or negative going pulses, on a channel by channel basis. The 16-channels of shaped outputs are provided on two 34-pin connectors. One of these outputs can be attenuated inside the unit by plug-in resistor packs. There are manual adjustments for Pole/Zero compensation of each channel, so that variations in preamp/detector shape can be compensated out of the shaped signal. The module occupies 1 slot in a standard CAMAC crate.

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