27 July 2016 A temperature controller board for the ARC controller
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A high-performance temperature controller board has been produced for the ARC Generation-3 CCD controller. It contains two 9W temperature servo loops and four temperature input channels and is fully programmable via the ARC API and OWL data acquisition program. PI-loop control is implemented in an on-board micro. Both diode and RTD sensors can be used. Control and telemetry data is sent via the ARC backplane although a USB-2 interface is also available. Further functionality includes hardware timers and high current drivers for external shutters and calibration LEDs, an LCD display, a parallel i/o port, a pressure sensor interface and an uncommitted analogue telemetry input.
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Simon Tulloch, "A temperature controller board for the ARC controller", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152Z (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240399; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2240399
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