Documentation of the MiniBooNE Tank DAQ hardware.

Monoboard startup guides by Ben & Andrew:
 Ben Sapp's Getting Started Guide to MVME2300/2600 (How to configure with "env", building the kernel, network or drive booting, and other stuff)
 How to configure a new monoboard onto the closed MiniBooNE DAQ subnet (this is a complimentary, but much fuller explanation)

Here are some very useful resources, including flow diagrams and schematics from Vern Sandberg:
 Vern's talk on March 7, 2002
 A list of some of those slides and diagrams seperately listed
 Tech sheets on various QT parts (ICs, etc.)


Vendor documentation:

General MVME2300/MVEM2600 (single-board computers, or monoboards):
 MVME2300 Data Sheet
 MVME2300 Installation and Use
 MVME2300 Programmers Reference Guide
 MVME2600 Installation and Use
 MVME2600 with 712
 PPCBug Firmware Package Users Manual

PCI/VME Bridge (VME driver that the monoboards use):
 UniverseII
 Universe Driver Source Code (Uses 2.2 Kernel, needed for QT, Trigger, Scalar for VME operations)
 Unvierse Erratta

Non-Volatile Ram (holds the OS on a monoboard):
 M48T59 NVRAM
 NVRAM Alarm Note

DAQ ethernet router (SMC EZ1024 DT):
 SMC EZ 1024 DT datasheet
 SMC EZ 1024 DT manual

 Ethernet Interface (hal9000 ethernet card):
 DECchip 21140A PCI Fast Ethernet LAN Controller Hardware Reference Manual
 DECchip 21040 Ethernet LAN Controller for PCI Hardware Reference Manual
 DECchip 21140 Ethernet LAN Controller for PCI Hardware Reference Manual
 DECchip 21140 Ethernet LAN Controller for PCI Hardware Reference Manual Update
 Digital Semiconductor 21140A PCI Fast Ethernet LAN Controller Hardware Reference Manual

VME Scalar:
 SIS 3800 Scalar docs, pinouts, schematics

VME Bus  Analyzer ("bus spy"):
 VME Bus Analyzer

Xyplex Access Server (The terminal server):
 Getting Started
 Basic Configuration
 Advanced Configuration
 Error Messages
 Command Reference (The most helpful Xyplex document)
 Printer Configuration  (I've never found this to be useful)
 Xyplex APGEN Utility (I've never found this to be useful)
 Xyplex UNIX Like Interface (I've never found this to be useful)
 Connecting the MVME2X00 to the Xyplex Access Server
 


Andrew Green Last modified: April 21, 2003