Software for a new Ultra-Dilute XAFS Station

P. Stephenson, C. Ramsdale, J. Knowles, J. Beech and D. Lewis
CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, Synchrotron Radiation Department

Station 16.5 is the latest ultra-dilute EXAFS facility at the Daresbury synchrotron radiation source. The data acquisition software is implemented in a client-server fashion. Users interact with window based interfaces which run on a UNIX workstation. These interfaces send commands over a local network to programs running on VME based systems. Programs on the VME systems communicate directly with boards which control motors, detectors or other hardware. In this paper we describe the user interfaces and the factors taken into account in their development.

(posted 27-Oct-97 jw)