Digital flow cytometry offers the flexibility to explore novel feature extraction and classification schemes for efficient sorting of biological cells [1,2]. A prototype of a second-generation digital data acquisition system (DDAPS-2) - a mixed-signal design operating at 40 MHz - was built to interface to a commercial flow cytometer. The DDAPS-2 intercepts the analog signal from the photomultiplier tube and preamp, performs analog-to-digital conversion, extracts various features and then feeds these extracted features into one of the several pattern classification algorithms. This paper describes the design and operation of the various sub-systems that constitute the DDAPS-2. The novelty of the DDAPS-2 is the use of dual-buffering FIFO memories to acquire digital samples of the pulse voltage signal. Experimental results demonstrate the improvement in the pulse capture performance of DDAPS-2 over DDAPS-1, which used a single-buffering FIFO memory.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Phoenix, AZ, United States|
Duration: May 26 2002 → May 29 2002
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering