An Update on ConSys Including a New LabVIEW FPGA Based LLRF System

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ConSys, the Windows based control system for ASTRID and ASTRID2, is now a mature system, having been in operation for more than 15 years. All the standard programs (Console, plots, data logging, control setting store/restore etc.) are fully general and are configured through a database or file. ConSys is a standard publisher/subscriber system, where all nodes can act both as client and server. One very strong feature is the easy ability to make virtual devices (devices which do not depend on hardware directly, but combine hardware parameters.) For ASTRID2 a new LabVIEW based Low-Level RF system has been made. This system use a National Instruments NI-PCIe7852R DAQ card, which includes an on-board FPGA and are hosted in a standard PC. The fast (50 kHz) amplitude loop has been implemented on the FPGA, whereas the slower tuning and phase loops are implemented in the real-time system. An operator interface including live plots from the regulation loops are implemented in a host program on Windows. All three levels have been implemented with LabVIEW. The LLRF system is interfaced to ConSys through LabVIEW shared variables.
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StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedNinth International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controlss (PCaPAC-2012) - Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre - VECC, Kolkata, Indien
Varighed: 4 dec. 20127 dec. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 9


KonferenceNinth International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controlss (PCaPAC-2012)
LokationVariable Energy Cyclotron Centre - VECC