In order to interface the DESY fieldbus adapter, SEDAC (SErial Data Acquisition and Control system), a full duplex device driver was developed for the Windows NT, Linux, VxWorks, and Solaris operating systems. Detailed driver development issues as well as a common user interface will be presented, along with a comparison of the device drivers among the different operating systems. In particular, we shall present benchmark results concerning general performance as well as ease of development.
 H. Frese and G. Hochweller, 'The Serial Data Acquisition System at Petra', IEEE Nucl. Sci. 26(1979), pp 3384
 Art Baker, 'The Windows NT Device Driver Book', 1997
 Alessandro Rubini, 'Linux Device Divers', 1997
 Wind River System Inc., 'Programmer's Guide', 1997
 Janet I. Egon and Thomas J. Teixeira, 'Writing A Unix Device Driver', 1992
Last updated: September 13, 2002
Website Problem? Contact Technical Publications