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Microprocessors In Spectroscopic Applications Of Imaging Devices: Design Requirements
Author(s): John J. Zipper
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Paper Abstract

The philosophy of design in automating image detectors for use in spectroscopy is dictated by the characteristics of the detectors. The broad range of useful detectors forces general purpose spectroscopic systems to be very flexible. A sample application of imaging detectors is used to present an example of how the devices are used. A multiple box approach was selected to match the above contraints. The detector controllers are preprogrammed state sequences. The computer box in the system was designed on the basis of data word size, data rate, computation requirements, and program support. A specially designed Direct Memory Access OW channel is the key item of the floppy disk/RAM memory microcomputer. The design of the DMA is the key to allowing the detector timing to handle asynchronous events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0230, Minicomputers and Microprocessors in Optical Systems, (8 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958803
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John J. Zipper, EG&G Princeton Applied Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0230:
Minicomputers and Microprocessors in Optical Systems
Chris L. Koliopoulos; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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