D. Schirmer, E. Kasel, B. Keil, D. Zimoch
Since January 1999 the DELTA control system is changing from a non standard hand-made system to the standard Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) . The complete 80 MeV LINAC and transfer-line, the asymmetric 5.5 T multipole wiggler magnet (SAW) and main parts of the 1.5 GeV electron storage ring are now under EPICS control. Additional hardware upgrades like a fast 100baseTX/FX ethernet network, Linux-PCs, PowerPC-IOCs, and reengineered device I/O-interface cards have been installed. Moreover, a self-made VME DSP-board is in the final test phase to control the booster ramping process. Generic stream device drivers for the IEEE/GPIB and CAN fieldbusses have been developed and are already in use since 1= year . The number of high level software tools for data acquisition and evaluation as well as for remote device control and complex software feedbacks is increasing continuously. The availability of a wide variety of interfaces to the EPICS Channel Access (CA) protocol makes it possible to include state of the art software platforms and architectures like the CORBA middleware, Java, Delphi, Tcl/Tk etc. very easily. Furthermore, the integration of complex simulation, design and modeling tools together with database archiving and Web-based accelerator monitoring is in progress.
 D. Schirmer, et al., 'Standardization of the DELTA Control System', Proceedings of the 7th ICALEPCS 1999, Trieste, Italy
Last updated: September 13, 2002
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