Using EPICS Enabled Industrial Hardware for Upgrading Control Systems
E.Bjorklund (LANL) A.Veeramani* (National Instruments)
Los Alamos National Laboratory has been working with National Instruments (NI) and Cosylab to implement EPICS Input Output Controller (IOC) software that runs directly on NI Compact RIO Real Time Controller (RTC) and communicates with LabVIEW through shared memory interface. In this presentation, we will discuss our current progress of upgrading our neutron science center and what we have learned about integrating Compact RIO into large experimental physics facilities. We will also discuss the implications of using Channel Access Server for LabVIEW which will enable more commercial hardware platforms to be used in upgrading existing facilities or in commissioning new ones.