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Connecting LabVIEW® and EPICS

Introduction

Up-to-know we know about those existing solutions
(you are free to add more and document it, you might have to register before and become a member of EpicsUserGroup)

  • LabVIEW® DIM Interface ⇔ EPICS - DIM Interface
  • LabVIEW® Shared Memory Interface to EPICS IOC by SNS
  • LabVIEW® ActiveX CA by Kay Uwe Kasimir, ORNL
  • LabVIEW® Data Logging and Supervisory Control Module, NI
  • LabVIEW® native EPICS implementation by SNS
  • LabVIEW® CA lab Channel Access implementation by BESSY
  • ...

Tech-Talk Threads:

-- PeterZumbruch - 22 Dec 2015

Details

LabVIEW® DIM Interface ⇔ EPICS - DIM Interface

The underlying idea is to use the DIM Protokoll as the common protocol both sides understand. Thus LabVIEW and EPICS instances act as DIM service/command server and service/command clients to communicate with each other.
-- PeterZumbruch - 18 Feb 2008

LabVIEW® Shared Memory Interface to EPICS IOC by SNS

-- HolgerBrand - 07 Nov 2008

LabVIEW® ActiveX CA by Kay Uwe Kasimir, ORNL

-- PeterZumbruch - 20 Feb 2008

CA Lab

CA Lab is a user-friendly, lightweight and high performance interface between LabVIEW™ and EPICS . This project uses proven EPICS BASE libraries (V3.14.12), a CA Lab -library and 3 polymorphic VIs to access EPICS variables. Reading and writing of EPICS variables is very simple now. Also user events with EPICS variables can be implemented easily. EPICS time stamp, status, severity and optional PV fields (properties) are bound to resulting value. You avoid inconsistent data sets. It's easy to create an executable of your VI because it doesn't depend on any external service.

Refer to http://www-csr.bessy.de/control/SoftDist/CA_Lab/ for details.

LabVIEW® Data Logging and Supervisory Control Module, NI

  • Version: LabVIEW® 8.5 and higher
  • The module included in the Institue Campus License of GSI.
  • web link: LabVIEW® Data Logging and Supervisory Control Module.
  • LabVIEW® Help: The LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module acts as an EPICS client. With the DSC Module, you can monitor and update process variables that an IOC publishes using the CA network protocol. You can create an EPICS Client I/O server to read process variables from and write process variables directly to an IOC.
    • Start LabVIEW
    • Create new Project
    • Create new Library
    • Create new I/O Server -> EPICS Client
      • Add Records and Fields
    • Create new shared Variables
      • Bind to source.
      • Other settings
-- HolgerBrand - 15 May 2008

Pure LabVIEW Implementation of EPICS Communication Protocol by SNS

Links section

Links

-- PeterZumbruch - 03 Apr 2013


-- PeterZumbruch - 22 Dec 2015
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LVCA.pptppt LVCA.ppt manage 1240.0 K 2011-01-11 - 11:02 PeterZumbruch Various EPICS / LabVIEW Interfaces (15') (files Slides ppt file ) Alexander Jhukov (ORNL)
LabVIEW_ActiveX_CA.tar.bz2bz2 LabVIEW_ActiveX_CA.tar.bz2 manage 2776.1 K 2008-02-15 - 16:24 PeterZumbruch LabView ActiveX CA tar ball
LabVIEW_Shared_Memory_Interface_to_EPICS_IOC.tar.bz2bz2 LabVIEW_Shared_Memory_Interface_to_EPICS_IOC.tar.bz2 manage 15696.7 K 2008-02-15 - 16:25 PeterZumbruch LabVIEW Shared Memory Interface to EPICS IOC tar ball
PureLabVIEWImplementationofEPICSCommunicationProtocol-Zhukov.pdfpdf PureLabVIEWImplementationofEPICSCommunicationProtocol-Zhukov.pdf manage 859.7 K 2013-04-03 - 09:57 PeterZumbruch NIWeek 2012 - Pure LabVIEW Implementation of EPICS Communication Protocol
TU514.PDFPDF TU514.PDF manage 283.5 K 2008-09-10 - 13:43 PeterZumbruch Local Copy of "A Shared Memory Interface between LabVIEW and EPICS"
Topic revision: r17 - 2018-01-08, PeterZumbruch
 
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