A new MC68000-based distributed control system is currently being assembled and installed for use on the Fermilab 200 MeV Linac. Sixteen local secondary stations are interconnected by a 1-MHz, fiber optic, serial (SDLC Loop) communications link to a primary station. This primary station interfaces to the most computer and collects data from the secondary stations on behalf of either the most or other secondaries. IEEE-P796 (multibus+) compatible hardware is used throughout. The system features synchronous 15-Hz response, extensive integral local control capability and provision for display and control of remote parameters from any secondary console.
Proceedings of the 1981 Linear Accelerator Conf.
- Pub Date:
- February 1982
- Analog To Digital Converters;
- Numerical Control;
- Software Tools;
- Systems Compatibility;
- Computer Networks;
- Data Acquisition;
- Data Base Management Systems;
- Fiber Optics;
- Logic Circuits;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering