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Subject: Re: VME IO scanner 6008-SV
From: mrk@aps.anl.gov (Marty Kraimer)
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Cc: Mike.Waldron@ab.com
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 14:13:16 -0500
Here is the current status to the best of my knowledge.
I also encourage Mike from Allen Bradley to add or comment on what I say.

I currently have one of the 6008-SV2R prototypes in the test stand in my office.
APS has been a beta test site for AB. The latest version now works fine with
epics. I have had to make a couple of changes with the 3.12.1 version of the
abDrv supplied with EPICS. This will be available with 3.12.2 or if someone
has an immediate need they can contact me.

I see two incompatible changes for users of the existing 6008-SV scanner

1) The "blue hose" connector has the blue and silver wires switched. The
   new configuration follows the convertion for all other AB modules.
2) You MUST either use autoconfigurration or else must define the configuration
   of the racks attached to the scanner. What I have added to the 3.12.1 abDrv
   is a new routine that allows the configration to be specified at boot time.
    NOTE: By doing this your performace is better, i.e. more block transfers
    per second.

Allen Bradley is planning the 6008-SV1R and 6008-SV2R as the replacement
for the old 6008-SV. From what I see it will be a better product. It has
additional capabilities. It also does not exibit the cmd timeout problem
the old SV had.

I am not sure when AB is ready to sell non-prototype boards but I believe it is
soon.

Marty Kraimer


> From mburns@ccmail.gemini.edu Wed Aug 16 13:46 CDT 1995
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 95 11:43:17 MST
> From: Michael Burns <mburns@ccmail.gemini.edu>
> To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov, mburns@ccmail.gemini.edu
> Subject: VME IO scanner 6008-SV
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>      Does anyone have any experience with the VME IO scanner 6008-SV?   
>      
>      We recently got a replacement prototype, the 6008-SV1R.  
>      Unfortunately, we were told that we couldn't use the replacement in 
>      mission-critical applications, and we can't use the original for EPICS 
>      software development.  
>      
>      Does anyone know if either of these are suitable?
>      
>      If we develop software for the new prototype, will things change when 
>      the new production unit arrives, causing us to have to rewrite?
>      
>      
>      
>      Mike Burns
>      Gemini Project
>      Tucson, Arizona
> 
> 


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