From bc11ddc16333f5ecf773db872c1e5ed3421d881a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Sebastien Bourdeauducq
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:24:25 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] doc: explain extra histogram bits
---
doc/tdc.tex | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/doc/tdc.tex b/doc/tdc.tex
index 1bdd70a..2491115 100644
--- a/doc/tdc.tex
+++ b/doc/tdc.tex
@@ -148,9 +148,9 @@ The timestamp is the sum of the widths of the traversed bins:
R_{0}(n) = \displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=n}^{N-1}{W_{0}(i)} = \frac{T_{sys}}{C} \cdot \displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=n}^{N-1}{H(i)}
\end{equation}
-In the TDC core, the unit is the clock period, and the output has $F$ base 2 digits after the radix points. The controller also chooses\footnote{This choice was made for design simplicity reasons, and the precision can be improved by increasing C.} $C=2^F$. Expressed in units of $2^{-F}$ clock periods (which is the weight of the least significant bit of the fixed-point output), we have:
+In the TDC core, the unit is the clock period, and the output has $F$ base 2 digits after the radix points. The controller also chooses $C=2^{F+P}$, where $P$ is the number of \textit{extra histogram bits}. Expressed in units of $2^{-F}$ clock periods (which is the weight of the least significant bit of the fixed-point output), we have:
\begin{equation}
-\frac{T_{sys}}{C}=1
+\frac{T_{sys}}{C}=2^{-P}
\end{equation}
\subsubsection{Online calibration}
@@ -170,6 +170,7 @@ The top-level entity \verb!tdc! has the following generics:
\item \verb!g_CARRY4_COUNT! is the number of \verb!CARRY4! elements in the delay line of each channel. Each \verb!CARRY4! has 4 outputs, so the number of taps of the delay line is $4 \cdot \verb!g_CARRY4_COUNT!$.
\item \verb!g_RAW_COUNT! represents the number of bits at the output of the encoder. It should be set to the smallest value that verifies $4\cdot \verb!g_CARRY4_COUNT! \le 2^{\verb!g_RAW_COUNT!}-1$.
\item \verb!g_FP_COUNT! defines the number of desired digits after the radix point.
+\item \verb!g_EXHIS_COUNT! defines the number of desired extra histogram bits. Extra histogram bits improve precision by increasing $C$ and averaging statistical errors out.
\item \verb!g_COARSE_COUNT! is the size, in bits, of the coarse counter which is incremented at each cycle.
\item \verb!g_RO_LENGTH! defines how many \verb!LUT! primitives used as inverters are chained in the ring oscillator of each channel. For the ring oscillators to operate, this number must be odd.
\item \verb!g_FCOUNTER_WIDTH! is the width, in bits, of the counter used to measure the frequency of the ring oscillator. Increasing this width allows for a more precise frequency measurement.
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2.18.1