Author: Bellato, M.A.
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MOPGF028
Upgrade to the Control System Based on EPICS for the Beam Transport in SPES Project  
 
  • M. Montis, G. Bassato, M.G. Giacchini
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  • M.A. Bellato
    INFN- Sez. di Padova, Padova, Italy
 
  Beam diagnostics and magnet control systems of ALPI-PIAVE accelerators* have been recently upgraded by migrating the control software from a custom solution to EPICS(**,***). While for the diagnostics hardware, based on VME solution, has been left unchanged to reduce the upgrade costs and software has been rewritten from the scratch, the new magnet system has been totally re-implemented using new low cost embedded hardware equipped with custom Linux and EPICS framework. Particular attention has been paid for the Human-Machine Interface realized with Control System Studio framework in order to satisfy the end user requirements from the "look and feel" point of view and, at the same time, exploit all the featured provided from a distributed control system framework like EPICS.
* http://www.lnl.infn.it/index.php/en/.** http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/.
*** http://www.lnl.infn.it/~epics
 
 
MOPGF042 EPICS IOC Based on Computer-On-Module for the LNL Laboratory 1
 
  • J.A. Vásquez, D. Pedretti, R. Ponchia
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  • M.A. Bellato, R. Isocrate
    INFN- Sez. di Padova, Padova, Italy
  • M. Bertocco
    UNIPD, Padova (PD), Italy
 
  At LNL it is being carried out an upgrade campaign of the control systems of the accelerator complex. The two main goals are standardization of hardware and software and system interoperability. EPICS has been chosen as the standard framework for developing new control systems; this will address software standardization and system interoperability. In order to achieve hardware standardization, a new EPICS IOC is under development, which will become a basic construction block for all future control systems. The COM (Computer-on-Modules) from factor has been chosen as the hardware platform for the IOC, along with the peripheral devices needed for developing all the foreseen control system at LNL. Prototypes of this IOC has been developed using ADLINK's Type 6 COM Express modules on generic carrier boards with DIO, ADC and DAC expansion boards. These prototypes have been tested under typical applications at LNL in order to validate the hardware platform choice. Experimental results show that the performance of the IOC in terms of effective resolution (ENOB and bias error), sample rates and CPU usage is suitable for satisfying the requirements of the control systems.  
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WEM307 Custom Hardware Platform Based on Intel Edison Module 1
 
  • D. Pedretti, D. Bortolato, F. Gelain, M.G. Giacchini, D. Marcato, M. Montis, S. Pavinato, J.A. Vásquez
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  • M.A. Bellato, R. Isocrate
    INFN- Sez. di Padova, Padova, Italy
 
  The Computer-on-Module approach makes cutting edge technology easily accessible and lowers the entry barriers to anyone prototyping and developing embedded systems. Furthermore, it is possible to add all the system specific functionalities to the generic PC functions which are readily available in an off-the-shelf core module reducing the time to market and enhancing the creativity of system engineers. The purpose of this paper is to show a custom hardware platform based on the tiny and low power Intel Edison Compute Module, which uses a 22nm Intel processing core and contains connectivity elements to ensure device-to-device and device-to-cloud connectivity. The Intel Edison carrier board designed is expected to act as a local intelligent node, a readily available custom EPICS*,** IOC for extending the control reach to small appliances in the context of the SPES project. The board acts as an Ethernet to RS232/RS422 interface translator with Power-Over-Ethernet supply and network booting as key features of this platform. The x86 architecture of the Edison makes standard Linux software deployment straightforward. Currently the board is in prototyping stage.
*http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics**http://www.lnl.infn.it/~epics
 
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