The SVT readout system produces 10-bit ADC values; early in the DAQ readout sequence these 10-bit values are converted into an 8-bit compressed value. The DAQ system will be able to produce SVT raw data events that incorporate a variety of levels of compression. That is, the DAQ system will be able to produce events with:
Hardware and system debugging require access to data at varying levels of processing. Although data will ultimately be acquired in its most efficient, compressed form, experiment staging and debugging will require some or all of the above formats.