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Subject: OPC+EPICS for Linux
From: "Bertrand H.J. Biritz" <bbiritz@ucla.edu>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 09:21:11 -0700
Dear Tech-talk,

I have a CAEN SY2527 Power supply crate and two A1534 HV modules which need to be controlled by EPICS - Slow Control system for the TOFr.

Looking through the modules section of the EPICS website there appear to be modules for VME based CAEN hardware. Am I correct in assuming this will not help in my case?

The only way possible to control this hardware I believe is via OPC. CAEN supplies a pre-built OPC server for Windows and source code + libraries for Linux.

After having looked through Tech-talk there is an OPC-EPICS interface developed by BESSY - but it is for Windows.

Right now the computer to be connected with the hardware and hence become the IOC server will be a linux machine (presumably Scientific Linux 3.0.5).

My primary question is:

could I use the CAEN supplied source code to write a module which will translate EPICS command to OPC commands and vice versa?

I believe this is very similar to what BESSY has already done, although it would be for Linux.

As I am an EPICS newbie would it be very difficult to write this module within a month, or am I going about this is the completely wrong way?

Thanks,
Bertrand

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