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A High-Speed Digital Controller For IR Arrays
Author(s): A. F. Zizzo; C. D. Slaughter
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Paper Abstract

A high-speed digital sequencer has been developed for controlling the new generation of 58 x 62 pixel format IR imaging devices. The design features a 92-bit x 1K RAM control-store memory and runs at 10 MHz. The controller is unique in that 34 signals are made directly available to an external device for use in sequencing the clocking of the detector. A Forth program for assembling user-defined code sequences has been written to assist in programming the controller. The Forth cross assembler runs on a DEC PDP or LSI-11 computer and generates downloadable microcode which can be readily changed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968124
Show Author Affiliations
A. F. Zizzo, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
C. D. Slaughter, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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