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The Pixie-16 comes with a demo user interface based on VisualBasic.
The user interface calls the user-accessible functions in the
Pixie-16 driver library to carry out the communication between
the Pixie-16 modules and the host computer. This graphical interface
can be used to configure the Pixie-16 modules, to start, poll
and stop a data acquisition run, or to display list-mode or MCA
data read out from the Pixie-16 modules. It supports a multi-module
Pixie-16 system with the capability of setting trigger distribution
mode, coincidence pattern and other data acquisition options.
The Pixie-16 driver code comprises of a set of functions written
in ANSI C. This driver was organized into a library through which
Pixie users can call a few user accessible functions to implement
the communication between the host and the Pixie modules. These
functions translate physical quantities (number with SI units)
into the bit patterns understood by the Pixie-16's on-board processors.
This provides an easy-to-use interface for Pixie users to integrate
the Pixie modules into their own data acquisition system. The
demo interface can act as sample code showing how to initialize
or configure the Pixie modules, how to start or stop a run, and
how to read data out of the modules.
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