collection of EPICS related keywords and abbreviatons

A

alh

  • alarm handler

ANL

API

  • Application programming interface

APS

Australian Synchrotron

AWT

  • Abstract Windowing Toolkit
  • AWT (Wikipedia de, en)
  • AWT vs. SWT
  • see also SWT

B

BESSY

  • Berlin electron storage ring company for synchrotron radiation
    • www.bessy.de

BNL

BPM

  • Beam Profile Monitor
  • Beam Position Monitor

BSP

  • Board Support Package

C

CAJ

CLS

Coldfire

  • 68x RISC embedded System by Motorola
  • Wikipedia: de, en

CORBA

  • Common Object Request Broker Architecture

CSS

D

DCOM

  • Distributed Component Object Model
  • Wikipedia: en, de

DCT

  • Database Configuration Tool

DESY

  • Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron
    • www.desy.de

Diamond Light Source

DIM

DM

  • Display Manager
  • see also MEDM

E

Eclipse Framework

  • Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software

EDD

  • Edit Display

EDM

Endian, Endianness

  • endianness generally refers to sequencing methods used in a one-dimensional system
    • in my words: "Byte Ordering" ( ... of values exceeding the size of one byte)
    • Wikipedia en, de

EPICS

I

IDE

  • Integrated Design Environment
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Wikipedia: en, de

IOC

  • Input Output Controller

IPNS

J

JCA

  • Java Channel Access

JDCT

JMS

  • The Java Message Service (JMS) API is a Java Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) API for sending messages between two or more clients.

JNI

  • Java Native Interface
    • used in JAVA and EPICS codes

JPARC

JUnit

  • JUnit is a unit testing framework for the Java programming language.

K

KEK

L

LabVIEW™

  • LabVIEW™ (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench) is a platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments.

LCLS

Legacy System

  • "old" system
  • Wikipedia: en, de

LCLS

M

MEDM

  • MEDM stands for Motif Editor and Display Manager
    • MEDM was started by Mark Anderson at Argonne in 1990. It was originally partially based on the two programs, DM (Display Manager) and EDD (Edit Display), which had been developed at Los Alamos. These programs used the X library directly. MEDM handles both the construction and running of displays and has a Motif interface.
    • Reference Manual

MVC

  • Model-View-Controler Programming
    • Wikipedia

MLS

N

NetBeans

NSLS

O

OPC

  • The OPC Data Access Specification is the first of a group of specifications known as the OPC Specifications.
    OPC Data Access is a group of standards that provides specifications for communicating real-time data from data acquisition devices such as PLCs to display and interface devices like Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI). The specifications focus on the continuous communication of data.
    • Wikipedia en

OPI

  • Operator Interface

P

PTB

PMC

PV

  • Process Variable

PVSS/PVSS-2

R

RCP

  • "Rich Client" Platform

RTEMS

S

SCADA

  • Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition.
    • SCADA may be called Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in Europe
    • Wikipedia: en, de

SDDS

  • Selfdiscribing Data Set

SDK

  • Software development kit

SLAC

SNL

  • State Notation Language, used in the sequencer

SNS

SoftIOC

SWT

  • Standard Widget Toolkit
  • SWT (Wikipedia de, en)
  • AWT vs. SWT
  • see also AWT

synApps

  • synApps is a collection of software tools that help to create a control system for beamlines. It contains beamline-control and data-acquisition components for an EPICS based control system. synApps is distributed under the EPICS Open licence.

T

Tango

TRIUMF

Tornado

  • IDE on vxWorks
  • Wikipedia: en

U

uCdimm™

V

VDCT

vxWorks

  • vxWorks is a Unix-like real-time operating system made and sold by Wind River Systems
    • Wikipedia: en

X

XAL

  • XAL - A Java based Heirarchy for Application Programming

-- PeterZumbruch - 28 Aug 2006
Topic revision: r15 - 2008-11-24, PeterZumbruch
 
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