Author: Witherspoon, S.D.
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WEPMN012 PC/104 Asyn Drivers at Jefferson Lab 898
  • J. Yan, T.L. Allison, S.D. Witherspoon
    JLAB, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.
PC/104 embedded IOCs that run RTEMS and EPICS have been applied in many new projects at Jefferson Lab. Different commercial PC/104 I/O modules on the market such as digital I/O, data acquisition, and communication modules are integrated in our control system. AsynDriver, which is a general facility for interfacing device specific code to low level drivers, was applied for PC/104 serial communication I/O cards. We choose the ines GPIB-PC/104-XL as the GPIB interface module and developed the low lever device driver that is compatible with the asynDriver. The ines GPIB-PC/104-XL has iGPIB 72110 chip, which is register compatible with NEC uPD7210 in GPIB Talker/Listener applications. Instrument device support was created to provide access to the operating parameters of GPIB devices. Low level device driver for the serial communication board Model 104-COM-8SM was also developed to run under asynDriver. This serial interface board contains eight independent ports and provides effective RS-485, RS-422 and RS-232 multipoint communication. StreamDevice protocols were applied for the serial communications. The asynDriver in PC/104 IOC application provides standard interface between the high level device support and hardwire level device drivers. This makes it easy to develop the GPIB and serial communication applications in PC/104 IOCs.