HiDEOS RELEASE NOTES
Multi-architecture builds are now supported.
The Architecture names are a little for descriptive. Both architectures will
be built in one tree now. Every makefile in the build tree was affected by
this change. It will now be much easier to keep the messages and the backplane
driver in sync between the two architectures.
The MakeArch file in the hideos root directory now contains only the following:
ALL_ARCHS = bare162 vx167
DEFAULT_ARCH = bare162
GPIB driver added to run the IP-488 industry pack module. The IP-488 can be
operated with the existing EPICS GPIB library.
Changed the Quad and Octal uarts names used in EPICS device entry parm field
to be "Serial" instead of "QuadSerial" and "OctalSerial". This changes allows
the user to switch between the quad, octal, and dual modules without changing
Problem detected with the IP-Serial module from Green Springs. When both the
transmitter and receiver (of either port) are active at the exact same time,
characters are lost by the receiver. The problem does not occur on the
IP-QuadSerial or IP-OctalSerial. The problem is currently unresolved.
- The HiDEOS source tree now does multi-architecture builds.
- GPIB library support has been added and tested.
- Added the SysTran DAC128v dual DAC.
- Corrected the IP table to include IP-Octal485, IP-Octal422, IP-Octal232.
- Added the beginning of the ADIO support (untested as of 8/16).
- Changed the AdcMsg message to be more generic. The message returns
the high and low range of the ADC along with the value. The EPICS support now
works with the "engineering units full" and engineering units low" fields.
- The IP-PrecisionADC does calibration now using the internal reference
- Added an ArrayMsg that can be used to communicate arrays to and from
- The GE FANUC PLC application has been added, tested and is running.
- Corrected several documentation errors in "quickly install HiDEOS" and
the user's guide".
- The HiDEOS IP drivers under vxWorks support has been added and is
complete, but untested as of 8/16/95.
- The EPICS devHideos interface class has been updated to use the
linear conversion functions for the ai record.
- Corrected bug in the octal-485 driver. The RTS line was being driven
to the wrong level during a write.
- Fixed a bug in the serial support, when asking for a specific number
of bytes from a port, the count was off and resulted in the transaction
- Made the building of epics hideos device support easier.
- Added ability to start fanuc and love tasks on any serial port.
- Fixed a bug in the devHideos.cc EPICS device support library.
Problem could arise if the Hideos device the user requested did not
exist on the 162.
- Added the ability to prevent the devHideos.cc library from doing an
asynchronous transaction. This is accomplished by returning
HideosDevice_EndOK or HideosDevice_EndNC from StartIO(). HideosDevice_EndOK
informs the library to complete with conversion, HideosDevice_EndNC
completes without conversion.
Argonne National Laboratory
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Kowalkowski) updated 5/30/95