Here the DDC-8PRO and DDC-8LUX (designed by Wojtek Skulski) are grouped together since they are not that different from each other. The eight-channel digital pulse processors DDC-8PRO/LUX are a substantial upgrade to DDC-8. Both of them have a more powerful FPGA (see table below), faster and better Analog to Digital Converters. To increase the dynamic range additional passive filtering was added.  Both were redesigned to be pluggable into a VME crate or run on an external stand-alone power supply. New Cypress FX2LP chip was incorporated to use high-speed USB2.0 bandwidth. Also additional input/output connectors were placed, including a high speed HDMI connector on the DDC-8LUX model for the ability of scaling the LUX Trigger.
The DDC-8LUX board has the capability of running on an externally provided clock, which makes it useful in applications where overall time synchronization is critical.

The board (DDC-8LUX):


Main parameters:

FPGA Xilinx XC3S400 Xilinx XC3S500E
Analog to Digital Converter 14bit@64MHz 14bit@64 (up to 80MHz)
Number of channels 8 8
Buffer length per channel 1024 1024
Additional  features - HDMI high speed connector
Timestamping NIMs (CLK,RST)

Sample digitized event:

Waveform sample
Left: Waveform of an event captured with a Struck digitizer.. Right : Timestamp matched event captured by DDC-8LUX

Real application:

LUX Trigger testing at CASE

Eryk Druszkiewicz, Frank Wolfs

DDC-8LUX and Struck
A DDC-8LUX module in a VME crate working together with Struck digitizer

Energy spectra collection with a Germanium detector

Eryk Druszkiewicz, Adi Robinson, Frank Wolfs
Co60 Spectrum
A sample spectrum of Co60 obtained using DDC-8Pro and a Germanium detector. The resulting resolution is ~1.17 keV