PandABox: A Multipurpose Platform for Multi-technique Scanning and Feedback Applications

Shu Zhang, Michael Abbott, Yves-Marie Abiven, Jerome Bisou, Tom Cobb, Florent Langlois, Sonia Minolli, Guillaume Renaud, Frederic Ta, Gauthier Thibaux, Chris Turner, Isa Uzun (+4 others)
PandABox is a development project resulting from a collaboration between Synchrotron SOLEIL and Diamond Light Source started in October 2015. The initial objective driving the project was to provide multi-channel encoder processing for synchronizing data acquisitions with motion systems in experimental continuous scans. The resulting system is a multi-purpose platform well adapted for multi-technique scanning and feedback applications. This flexible and modular platform embeds an industrial
more » ... tronics board with a powerful Xilinx Zynq 7030 SoC (Avnet PicoZed), FMC slot, SFP module, TTL and LDVS I/Os and removable encoder peripheral modules. In the same manner, the firmware and software framework has been developed in a modular way to be easily configurable and adaptable. The whole system is open and extensible from the hardware level up to integration with control systems like TANGO or EPICS. This paper details the hardware capabilities, platform performance, framework adaptability, and the project status at both sites.
doi:10.18429/jacow-icalepcs2017-tuapl05 fatcat:psjhjieycracnf33jfa2be2ry4