Active X CA Server


This software was originally developed in order to serve values from within National Instrument's LabVIEW* to EPICS via Channel Access (CA).

Given the portable Channel Access Server library (CAS) that is now part of the EPICS base distribution, there are several ways for interfacing LabVIEW and CAS:

Using ActiveX to call CAS from LabVIEW might not be the fastest option available but was chosen for it's versatility.

The resulting ActiveX CA Server

It should be noted that adding the server to e.g. LabVIEW will not turn that machine into a real-time EPICS IOC, capable of serving thousands of process variables. Performance might, however, be absolutely sufficient for soft-real-time requirements. This approach is also ideal when you have a working LabVIEW system already and would like to integrate it into a bigger EPICS system.



E-Mail: Kay-Uwe Kasemir
Last update: 01/21/2000

* which stands for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench and consequently is written as LabView   by non-programmers only...