MIDAS software download and installation

Installation of the MIDAS Data Acquisition applications

Oct 20 2004: Update to MVME5500 Linux packages for VME driver Version 3.3
Nov 11 2004: Update to Windows application for VXI data acquisition via 1394
Nov 11 2004: Update to Afrodite application to add support for Diamant (CsI VXI card)
Mar 14 2005: Update to Data_Acq item to correct support for VME DA systems using a mixture of CAEN Modules. VME Data Acqusition is now available for systems using only CAEN ADC/TDC modules.
Apr 27 2005: Update to Data_Acq and VME items to support full parameter save and restore for CAEN TDC modules.
Jun 24 2005: Update to Data Acq program to handle error data from CAEN 1190/1290 TDC modules.
Oct 10 2005: Update to standard Data Acq package to allow CAEN V785 ADC to be used without SAC module. Event trigger is presence of global data ready. User has to provide a master gate if more than one module is used.
Oct 19 2005: Add 2D histogramming option for Data Acquisition using MVME5500 and Linux.
Nov 11 05: Update to MVME5500/Linux memsas to handle /dev/shm filesystem filling.
Dec 20 05: Update to MVME5500 applications to add VF-48 module (Tactic Kopio)
Jun 20 06: Update to support for CAEN 1190/1290. Corrects handling of data for 1290. Now detects the exact module version to obtain number of TDCs per module
Jul 31 06: Update to Windows applications to add Lyrtech application supporting the VHS ADCs and (optionally) the SignalMaster QuadC6xx
Aug 4 06: Update to GRT applications to add support for CAEN 785/775 + generic VME data sources and 2D histogramming.
***GRT Data Acquisition program is now GRT4PExecV6***
***MIDAS core updated Aug 8***
Aug 17 06: Correction to Data_Acq program when used for CAEN ADCs with CAEN TDCs in common stop/start mode
Jan 29 07: Add Data Acquisition for Gassiplex interface (development system) (VSSP); Update data acqusition services for Windows.
****April 18 2007****: Add support for GRT4 and VF48 digital modules into the standard data acquisition program.
***Data Acquisition program is now MIDASExecV2***. This will require change to VME system startup script. GUI session required is still GRT4 or VF48 if you require to use support for these.
When using the GRT4 (or VF48) with a SAC all supported VME ADCs and TDCs + generic VME data sources and 2D histogramming are available.
Sept 14 07: Add support for Mesytec MDI2/MTM16 modules (MVME5500/Linux).
Sept 24 07: Update support for TIARA.
Nov 6 07: Update support for Lyrtech hardware (Windows). Add PorgamRays application for Virtex4 (PPC405 processor).
May 6 08: Include application for Gassiplex readout via MVME5500 (Prisma). This is an addition to the standard MIDAS acquisition package for the MVME5500.
July 7 08: Update to support Veto facility via SAC.
Jan 20 09: Update to LyrTech data acquisition package for Windows. Includes "Release0" firmware.
June 03 09: Update to PorgamRays application for Virtex4 (PPC405 processor).
July 28 09: Update to LyrTech data acquisition package for Windows.
Sept 28 09: Update to LyrTech data acquisition package.
Oct 01 09: Add GREAT++ (GREAT+SAGE+LISA) package as a replacement for GREAT.
Dec 04 09: Add Data Acquisition for CAEN V1724 (MVME5500 only).
Dec 09 09: Create Aida application (Virtex5 only).
March 5 10: Add support for CAEN V785N and V792N modules to MIDAS acquisition (MVME5500/Linux).
Aug 13 10: Update support for PROSPECTUS project (Linux64).
Sept 6 10: Remove support for CAEN V1724 + MVME5500. This is now replaced by PROSPECTUS project. Update support for PROSPECTUS project.
Jan 26 11: Update VME acquisition for MVME243x (See March 5 10 item).
Feb 08 11: New complete software release for Prospectus. This requires use of the new DPP firmware version.
Oct 09 2014: LyrTech system (as installed at CERN for IDS). Contains zip file for the Windows component and tgz for the Linux (Linux64) components. Both are complete MIDAS installations.

 download MIDAS Data Acquisition software by component

You should previously have downloaded and installed the MIDAS core distribution. If you have not already done so you should do that down.

 download MIDAS core distribution

Many MIDAS applications now make use of Web Services and use a GUI based on Web Browser standards.

 download MIDAS support for Web Services

Each MIDAS application is independent of the platform on which MIDAS is running (unless specifically stated otherwise).

Each application will require a number of components. Just select each of the components listed for the application and download all in turn.
The download size quoted is for all the components. [Note that many applications require two LynxOS_MCG components (LynxOS core release + MIDAS additions) which together are 21 Mbytes]

The item LynxOS_Release is the currently supported release of LynxOS for the Motorola MVME2400 series processor boards. NOTE - You need a license from LynuxWorks to use this software. Do not download the files unless you have the appropiate license.

The item TimeSysLinux is the currently supported release of Linux for the Motorola MVME5500 series processor boards. NOTE - All software in this download is covered by the GPL and is thus available without further license.

Software for the Virtex 4 uses the Linux OS made available to the Open Source Community by MontaVista and Xilinx. All software in this download is covered by the GPL and is thus available without further license.

Installation of MIDAS software for Motorola LynxOS

The follow application installations are available:

MIDAS Data Acquisition

Silena 9418 or CAEN 785 ADCs now supported with CAEN 775,767,1190,1290 TDCs
NOW Also GRT4 and VF48 digital modules

Data_Acq VME LynxOS_Release LynxOS

GRT4 (Gamma Ray Tracking)

VF48

25 Mbytes

LynxOS Installation
Application Installation

Getting started

S9418 User's Manual

SAC User's Manual

GRT4 User's Manual

Exogam

Exogam_Application Data_Acq VXI VME SOAP Support_Packages LynxOS_Release (3.1.0) LynxOS (3.1.0) LynxOS_Release (3.0.1) LynxOS (3.0.1)

25 Mbytes

Information

Prisma

PRISMA_Application VXI VME Data_Acq SOAP Support_Packages LynxOS_Release LynxOS VxWorks

25 Mbytes

LynxOS Installation
Application Installation

TIARA

TIARA_Application VME VXI Data_Acq Httpd LynxOS_Release LynxOS

25 Mbytes

LynxOS Installation
Application Installation

TUDA

TUDA_Application Data_Acq VME LynxOS_Release LynxOS

25 Mbytes

LynxOS Installation
Application Installation

Getting started

S9418 User's Manual

SAC User's Manual

FERA

FERA_Application VME CAMAC Data_Acq LynxOS_Release LynxOS

25 Mbytes

Information

MEIS

MEIS_Application

4 Mbytes

 

Laser Group

Laser_Application LynxOS_Release LynxOS

25 Mbytes

Information

Theory

Theory_Application

11 Kbytes

 

TAS

TAS_Application FERA VME CAMAC Data_Acq LynxOS LynxOS_Release

25 Mbytes

Information

Afrodite

Afrodite_Application FERA VXI VME CAMAC Data_Acq LynxOS_Release LynxOS

25 Mbytes

Information

Megha

Megha_Application Data_Acq VME LynxOS_Release LynxOS

25 Mbytes

Information

Installation of MIDAS software for MVME5500 Linux

The follow application installations are available:

MIDAS Data Acquisition

Silena 9418 or CAEN 785 ADCs now supported with CAEN 775,767,1190,1290 TDCs and V792 QDC
NOW Also GRT4 and VF48 digital modules

TimeSysLinux Linux for MVME5500 Data_Acq VME

GRT4 (Gamma Ray Tracking)

VF48

MDI2

75 Mbytes

Linux Installation
Application Installation

Getting started

S9418 User's Manual

SAC User's Manual

GRT4 User's Manual

Exogam

TimeSysLinux Linux Exogam_Application Data_Acq VXI VME

75 Mbytes

Linux Installation
Application Installation

GREAT

GREAT_Application VXI VME CAMAC Data_Acq TimeSysLinux Linux for MVME5500

25 Mbytes

Information

GREAT++

GREAT++_Application VXI VME CAMAC Data_Acq TimeSysLinux Linux for MVME5500
Also include LyrTech (Windows) and LyrTech generic GUI

120 Mbytes

Information

Data Acquisition for Gassiplex interface (VSNP)

Gassiplex Application Data_Acq Httpd

6.5 Mbytes

...

Ensure that the directory MIDAS_base_xxxxxx is your current directory and then uncompress using gunzip and run tar to unpack all program distribution files you have selected.

You will create directories within the current directory.

For further information on component installation see

MIDAS software for Windows

This section contains software in which the data acquisition software runs within a Intel Windows environment.
The follow application installations are available:

VXI Data Acquisition using 1394 readout (Agilent RM)

1394 Application

24 Mbytes

1394 IO Library Installation
Application Installation

Setup

User Notes

LyrTech
Data Acquisition using VHS ADCs

LyrTech Installation zip - Updated 9 Oct 2014

100 Mbytes

Notes
Application Installation
Setup
Firmware Register Map Rel3
Firmware Register Map Rel4

Data Acquisition for Gassiplex interface (VSSP)

VSSP Application Data_Acq Win32 Httpd

8 Mbytes

...

Services for Windows

Win32

2.5 Mbytes

...

MIDAS software for Linux

This section contains software in which the data acquisition software runs within a Intel Linux environment.
The follow application installations are available:

ProSPECTus
Data Acquisition for CAEN V1724 digital ADC

0.01 Original base release 12 July 2010
0.20 Full release for new firmware 8 Feb 2011
VME (GUI support for CAEN analogue *DCs)

32 Mbytes

Notes (0.01)
Notes (0.02)
Notes (0.20)
Application Installation
Setup
DPP Manual (0.3)
DPP Manual (0.4)

LyrTech
Data Acquisition using VHS ADCs
Full MIDAS distribution including GUI, Merge and TapeServer

Components which run within a Linux workstation - Updated 9 Oct 2014

60 Mbytes

Notes
Application Installation
Setup

MIDAS software for PPC4xx (Virtex 4/5)

The follow application installations are available:

PorgamRays
(includes nucam2)

Linux RFS Linux HttpdServer HttpdNetVar HttpdSigTask HttpdSpectrum HttpdXPRAYSNUCAM PorgamRays_Application Data_Acq

.....

Linux Installation

Aida

Linux RFS Linux HttpdServer HttpdNetVar HttpdSigTask HttpdSpectrum HttpdXAIDA Aida Application Data_Acq

.....

Linux Installation

Installation of MIDAS software for all platforms

The follow application installations are available:

MIDAS sort package

MIDASsort

750 Kbytes

GUI for LyrTech Data Acquisition

LyrTech Data_Acq

25 Mbytes

GUI only for LyrTech application. Allows control from non Windows systems.

For a complete data acquisition system you may also require to download some of the MIDAS servers.

 Web Services

 Tape Server

 Spectrum Server

 Register Server

 Message Logger

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