EPICS: Allen Bradley VMEbus Support at SLAC
This page is the home of the EPICS Device support for the
Allen Bradley 1746 Stepper Controller Module and
1747 Direct Communication Module
accessed via the 6008 VMEbus Remote I/O scanner family.
This site gives access to the software source code, information on other
modules which are needed to install and run it, and documentation on the how
to include and use it in your EPICS applications. Please email any comments
and bug reports to Stephanie
Allison who is responsible for coordinating development and releases.
This software requires that you first install the
Allen Bradley VMEbus Remote I/O currently owned by Marty Kraimer.
Specifically, the basicSrc area of this package must be installed and built
The software can drive the following types of hardware:
Where to Find it
You can download the software by anonymous ftp from the links in the table
Installation and Building
After obtaining a copy of the distribution, it must be installed and built
for use at your site. These steps only need to be performed once for the site
(unless versions of the module running under different releases of EPICS
and/or the other required modules are needed).
- First install and build the software provided in
Allen Bradley VMEbus Remote I/O using instructions on that page.
- cd to the allenBradleyApp directory and unpack the distribution tar file
to add the new support directories.
- Edit the allenBradleyApp/Makefile to add the new directories.
- Run gnumake in the top level directory and check for any
- Notes for the 1746-HSTP1 device support.
- Notes for the 1747-DCM device support.
- Please email
Stephanie Allison so she
can keep track of which sites are using this software.
The following documentation is recommended:
This software was originally developed by Ric Claus (SLAC) and is now
maintained by the SLAC ESD Software group. It is currently used at the
following EPICS sites: