EPICS: Allen Bradley VMEbus Remote I/O
This page is the home of the EPICS Record/Device/Driver support for various
Allen Bradley devices accessed via the 6008 VMEbus Remote I/O scanner family.
This site gives access to the software source code, information on other
modules which are needed to install and run it, and documentation on the how
to include and use it in your EPICS applications. Please email any comments
and bug reports to _Marty Kraimer_ who
is responsible for coordinating development and releases.
- Module Owner: Marty Kraimer
This support is intended for applications that use various Allen Bradley
I/O modules via the VMEbus scanner.Note that EPICS also provides support for
communicating with Allen Bradley PLCs via serial communication. The PLC
support is discussed elsewhere.
The module can drive the following types of hardware:
- VMEbus Scanner: 6008, 6008-SV1R, 6008-SV2R
- 1771-DCM, 1771-N Series, 1771-IX (E and HR), 1771-IFE, 1771-OFE
- 1791 Series
- Digital I/O that can be addressed via the VMEbus scanner
Where to Find it
NOTE: 1.x releases are for EPICS base 3.13 releases. 2.x releases are for EPICS base 3.14 releases.
You can download the software by anonymous ftp from the links in the table
Installation and Building
After obtaining a copy of the distribution, it must be installed and built
for use at your site. These steps only need to be performed once for the site
(unless versions of the module running under different releases of EPICS
and/or the other required modules are needed).
- Create an installation directory for the module, usually this will end
- Unpacking the distribution tar file produces a
directory named after the release number.
- Edit the config/RELEASE(epics 3.13) or configure/RELEASE(epics 3.14) file and set the paths to your
installation of EPICS base.
- Run gnumake in the top level directory and check for any
See the release specific documentation.
The following documentation is available:
This software was originally developed by Bob Dalesio (LANL) and Marty
Kraimer (ANL/APS) and is used at the following EPICS sites:
- ANL/APS : In use by ASD, XFD, and some CATs