Testing the hardware of a complete PBox

go to the sequencer2 directory and run following command:

python test_pbox_hardware.py

This should then open a window with a webbrowser displaying this page.

The tests will run automatically and you will be asked to check whether the hardware will perform correctly. If a test fails, a browser window will be opened to lead you towards troubleshooting information.


  • The PBox needs be connected to the ethernet
  • The router must be set-up accordingly
  • The clock generator needs to be locked

Required equipment

  • A spectrum analyzer to test the DDS
  • A 300MHz oscilloscope

In order to diagnose errors in the LVDS bus following additional equipment is required:

  • A USB Blaster to program the FPGA
  • A tested DDS board