Development of a Unix/VME data acquisition system

M. C. Miller*, S. Ahern, S. M. Clark

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The current status of a Unix-based VME data acquisition development project is described. It is planned to use existing Fortran data collection software to drive the existing CAMAC electronics via a VME CAMAC branch driver card and associated Daresbury Unix driving software. The first usable Unix driver has been written and produces single-action CAMAC cycles from test software. The data acquisition code has been implemented in test mode under Unix with few problems and effort is now being directed toward finalizing calls to the CAMAC-driving software and ultimate evaluation of the complete system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-864
Number of pages2
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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