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EDAQ - Electronics & Data Acquisition Group

The Electronics and Data Acquisition Group designs and builds custom electronics and software for state-of-the-art data acquisition and experiment control systems for research groups across the Institute. Our experience often yields suggestions that can enhance the capabilities of the research program.

The group's expertise includes:

  • electronics design with programmable logic devices (large FPGAs)
  • low-noise and high voltage analog circuits
  • optical interconnects for high-speed or isolation
  • programming PCs, micro-processors and single-board computers in C, Labview, Lab Windows; for Windows or Linux systems
  • assembly of delicate electronics and mechanics
  • design & assembly of multi-layer printed-circuit boards; production of 2-layer printed-circuit boards in-house
The group also provides an instrument repair and calibration service.

For further information please contact Lorne Levinson ,extension 2084, or one of the group members.


EDAQ Group
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The Head of the Group
Dr. Lorne Levinson, Senior Research Fellow
Expertise: Electronics and SW Design, Advice on Sources and Techniques
E-mail: Lorne.Levinson@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-2084
Fax: +972-8-934-6196
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 325
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/home/fhlevins/lorne.html

Group Members
Yaron Gal, Electronics Design, PCB Layout design
E-mail: Yaron.Gal@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-2452
Fax: +972-8-934-6196
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 158
Yaffa Gil, Electronic and Fine Construction, PCB Assembly
E-mail: Yafa.Gil@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-2452
Fax: +972-8-934-6196
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 158
Eitan Golan, Instrument Repairs and Calibrations
E-mail: Eitan.Golan@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-3374
Fax: +972-8-934-6196
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 150A
Julia Narevicius, Electronics Design
E-mail: Jula.Narevicius@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-3374
Fax: +972-8-934-6196
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 150A
Alexander Roich, Electronics Design and Advice on Instrumentation
E-mail: Alex.Roich@weizmann.ac.il
Phone: +972-8-934-2122
Fax: +972-8-934-6196
Office: Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 149

Project Examples
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The team has built modules, and integrated them into computer data acquisition systems, including software, that:

  • generate complex wave forms at giga-samples per second
  • generate programmable pulse-sequences for controlling laboratory equipment
  • control cryogenic refrigerators; measure temperatures below 1K
  • collect, process and format data at Gbit/sec rates
  • capture and process images at up to 900 images/second
  • drive piezoelectric transducers with high voltages
  • control and read out commercial spectrophotometers, scanners, tensionmeters and other instruments
  • read out Liquid He3 and Liquid Xenon level sensors
  • provide high current intermediate frequency current sources
  • control linear and stepping motors and readout position sensors


Work Order Procedure
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You are welcome to contact any group member. After understanding your needs, a written specification of the electronics and a cost estimate are made, and an order is placed. Click to view the form for ordering and instructions on how to pay for an order via the 'Internal Services' web system.



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