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Jiang, G. Y.

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WPPA06 An Embedded EPICS Controller Based on Ethernet/Serial Box 328
  • L. R. Shen, G. Y. Jiang
    SSRF, Shanghai
  The control system of SSRF takes the Ethernet as backbone. All kinds of serial devices such as vacuum pumps are connected to Linux IOCs via a kind of Ethernet/serial box made by Moxa company. In the preresearch stage of SSRF, the old model of this Ethernet/serial box was only a simple Ethernet/serial protocol converter which was functioned by firmware. Aim to this, we have developed several kinds of EPICS device drivers based on NetDev for our serial devices. Recently, Moxa company has upgraded the converter by replacing old arm9 CPU with a more powerful Intel Xscale CPU. It supports Monta Vista Linux as its embedded OS, also cross-compiler is provided to make further development available. Since we have decided to use the new model of converter in our facility finally, we manage to port EPICS IOC core on Monta Vista Linux and implement the same function on the new converter as old one's to avoid modifying existent EPICS device driver. By these, the dedicated Linux IOC can be omitted and the whole system can be more efficient and expandable. Details of the necessary integration work and initial operation experience will be discussed in this paper.