This blog post is a compilation of notes which are helpful when troubleshooting or calibrating the 80-365 (and 80-366) SCA analyzer control.
The 80-365 SCA analyzer control provides all of the voltages to the SCA (spherical capacitive analyzer) used on older PHI XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) systems. Those include the retard voltage, the pass energy, the lens voltages and the electron multiplier voltage.
To troubleshoot or calibrate the 80-365, follow the calibration procedure in the 80-365 manual. Note that high voltages are present on the 80-365 boards, always refer these types of measurements to technicians who have been properly trained in working with high voltage!
If are unable to repair the 80-365 yourself, please contact RBD Instruments and we can repair the boards for you.
80-365 Lens board calibration notes
You may need to load each word twice. For example,18D4, 1830 you load 18D4, 18D4, 1830, 1830
For XPS and AES, the output voltages are positive, and the fine supplies are negative.
Make sure that you set the polarity before programming on dual polarity boards.
1310 is + polarity for L3
1320 is + polarity for L2
Common data values
L2 Output C53/G5 Fine Supply – lead ground side R143 + lead right side R142/G5
1801,1800 – Adjust R45/A3 for -20V on fine supply
1800, 1808 – Adjust R77/B4 for – 20V on fine supply Adjust R67/G3 for +409.6V on C53
18D4, 1830 – Adjust R67/G3 for +2500.0 V on C 53 output. Readjust R77/B4 for -20V on fine supply
1800, 1800 – zero
L3 Output C41/E5 Fine supply – lead ground side R127/E5 + lead left side R120/E5
1601, 1600 – Adjust R52/C3 for -20V on fine supply
1600,1608 – Adjust R87/D4 for–20V on fine supply Adjust R59/E3 for +409.6V on C41
16D4, 1630 – Adjust R59/E3 for +2500.0V on C 41 output. Readjust R87/D4 for -20V on fine supply
1600,1600 – Zero
NOTE: If you have issues with the +5V supply dropping and voltages not loading properly, look at the local power supply board. You may need to replace the 3524 regulator on the local power supply board.
80-365/66 Pass Energy board DAC bit test
To test individual bits:
Pass energy range = is 0 to 10V on the DAC = 1920 or 2145 depending on the model number of your analyzer control.
Write out on DR11 A CSR 1
Note: Write the low order byte out first, then the high order byte. If you get out of sequence you need to turn off the card rack power to reset the board and start over.
To set the DAC back to zero between bits, write out 1a00 twice
The following table shows the voltage on the DAC measured from TP24 / C2 to TP24B /C2
0000 0000 0000 0001
1a01, 1a00 = .0001525 V on the DAC
0000 00000000 0010
1a02, 1a00 = .0003052 V on DAC
00000 0000 000 0100
1a04, 1a00 = .000 6V on DAC
0000 0000 0000 1000
1a08, 1a00 = .00122 V on DAC
0000 0000 0001 0000
1a10, 1a00 = .00244 V on DAC
0000 0000 0010 0000
1a20, 1a00 =.00488 V on DAC
0000 0000 0100 0000
1a40, 1a00 = .0097 V on DAC
0000 0000 1000 0000
1a80, 1a00 =.019 V on DAC
0000 0001 0000 0000
1a00, 1a01 =.039 V on DAC
0000 0010 0000 0000
1a00 ,1a02 = .078 V on DAC
0000 0100 0000 0000
1a00 ,1a04 = .156 V on DAC
0000 1000 0000 0000
1a00 ,1a08 = .3125 V on DAC
0001 0000 0000 0000
1a00 ,1a10 = .625 V on DAC
0010 0000 0000 0000
1a00,1a20 =1.25 V on DAC
0100 0000 0000 0000
1a00 ,1a40 = 2.5 V on DAC
1000 0000 0000 0000
1a00 ,1a80 = 5.0 V on DAC
1A00, ,1aFF = 10 V on DAC
1920 or 2145 VDC on the output across C56
80-365 / 366 Pass energy board range note
The 80-365 and 80-366 pass energies have different maximums.
The 80-365 is 1920V
The 80-366 is 2145V
Make sure that you have the correct procedure when you calibrate the board.
Measuring the Pass Energy output voltages
There are some scale factors involved when measuring the pass energy voltages.
If you are measuring the pass energy voltage across C56 on the pass energy board, the scale factor is approximately X 1.34. For example, if you set the pass energy to 187.85, the output voltage across C56 is 187.85 X 1.34 = 251.8 VDC. You can calculate any pass energy actual voltage value by multiplying the pass energy in the software (set up an alignment or survey) by 1.34.
If you are measuring the test points in the filter box, the scale factor is to divide by 1.7. For example, a pass energy of 187.5 divided by 1.7 = 110.3 VDC. If you set up the pass energy to 187.5 in the software, you will see approximately 110.3 VDC between the IC and OC test points in the filter box. The resistors in the filter box divide the voltages so that they are correct on the IC, OC and MR contacts in the analyzer.
To summarize –
C56 output on pass energy board = Pass Energy X 1.34
Test points in filter box = Pass Energy divided by 1.7
80-365 Local Power supply board notes
|C33||22V +/1 1.5V adjust R27||Transformer output before regulator|
|C35||+15||Pass energy board power|
|C36||-15||Pass energy board power|
|C34||+5V||Pass energy board power|
|C9||22V +/1 1.5V adjust R3||Transformer output before regulator|
|C10||+15||Lens board power|
|C7||-15V||Lens board power|
|C12||+5V||Lens board power|
|CR35 cathode to CR36 anode||+225V||Pass energy board power|
|CR 37 anode to CR36 anode||-225V||Pass energy board power|
|CR17 cathode to CR17 anode||+150V|
|CR18 anode to CR17 anode||-150|
TIP: If the voltages are low when the pass energy or lens boards are installed, most likely the issue is a weak 3524 regulator. Replace it with a new SG3524N
80-365 Retard supply bytes
|bit||low byte (hex)||hi byte (hex)||DAC V|