Abstract

MUSIC IF Board Testing Hardware: Hardware and Function Test.
MUSIC IF Board Testing Noise : Noise Test. (More about phase noise: design log 123 and 125)

Why

To see if the IF board meets our requirement in terms of functionality.
To what is the noise performance of the MUSIC IF board.

How

•    For MUSIC Board Hardware and Functionality:

◦    MUSIC IF Board Function Test report part 1: MUSIC_Readout_Test_Hardware_Part1_All.pdf
        MUSIC IF Board Function Test report part 2: MUSIC_Readout_Test_Hardware_Part2_Power_Level_Roll_Off.pdf

•    For MUSIC Board noise:

◦    MUSIC IF Board Noise Test report part 1: MUSIC_Readout_Test_Noise_Part_1.pdf
◦    Results:

    Firmware with 126 tons selection:

    1_carrier_out_of_126_tones_different_loopback_setup.pdf
    1_carrier_out_of_126_tones_baseband_loopback_different_DAC_output.pdf 

    1_carrier_out_of_126_tones_Ext_RF_loopback_different_attenuation.pdf

    Firmware with 2 tones selecitoion (with 2 seperate FIR filter)
    1_carrier_out_of_2_tones_2_FIRs_BBloop.pdf
    1_carrier_out_of_2_tones_2_FIRs_Ext_RF_loop.pdf

    Firmmware with 2 tones selection (with 1 2-channel-FIR filter)
    1_carrier_out_of_2_tones_Single_FIRs_BBloop.pdf
    1_carrier_out_of_2_tones_Single_FIRs_Ext_RF_loop.pdf

    Firmmware without FIR filter, with decimation to 100Hz, 126 carrier

    Firmware_NO_FIR_126_tones_42MHz_noisefloor_for_different_setup_ALL.pdf 
    Firmware_NO_FIR_126_tones_42MHz_different_Loopback_Test_ALL.pdf
    
Firmware_NO_FIR_126_tones_42MHz_BBLoop_ALL.pdf

◦    MUSIC IF Board Noise Test report part 2 (9th Dec, 2010): MUSIC_Readout_Test_Noise_Part_2.pdf

◦    The detailed plots for all the measurements:

    Firmware_NO_FIR_With_IF_Board_126_tones_Compare_Noise_for_Different_Loops_All.pdf
    Firmware_NO_FIR_No_IF_Board_126_tones_ADC_LPF_ADC_loop_ALL.pdf
    Firmware_NO_FIR_With_IF_Board_126_tones_BBLoop.pdf
    Firmware_NO_FIR_With_IF_Board_126_tones_RF_Loopback_change_Buffer_All.pdf
    Firmware_NO_FIR_With_IF_Board_126_tones_External_RF_Loopback_change_Buffer_All.pdf
    Firmware_NO_FIR_With_IF_Board_126_tones_Cross_Comparision_1_over_f_noise_for_different_loops_All.pdf

◦    MUSIC IF Board Noise Test report part 3 (19 Dec, 2010): MUSIC_Readout_Test_Noise_Part_3.pdf

◦    How to plot resonator phase noise, frequency noise, dissipation noise or fractional frequency noise (NOTE this is for resonator)(extract from Omid's code): for_resonator_howto_convert_IQ_mixer_OP_into_different_noise.pdf

IF board control software:  music_IF_Roach_code.zip , MUSIC_IF_Control_executable.zip , MUSIC_IF_Control_cpp_sources.zip