I have now written a driver for the DP5 series of MCAs and detectors from Amptek. These include the X-123 detectors with built-in MCAs and the PX5 standalone MCA.
The documentation is here:
The code is here:
I would appreciate anyone who is able to test it before I make the official release of mca R7-7.
From: Mark Rivers
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:35 PM
To: Mark Rivers; 'email@example.com'
Subject: RE: questions about the X-123SDD mca driver for epics
Last October I sent this message to tech-talk. I now have an Amptek detector, and am about to start writing an EPICS driver for it. Before I start I want to make sure
that no one else has done this already?
I still don’t know of any driver for this detector. There have been at least 6 inquiries about EPICS drivers for this device on tech-talk since 2008.
It would not be hard to write a driver. I don’t have such a device, so I can’t do it, but I would be happy to offer advice and help to anyone who wants to write one.
drvMcaRontec.c in the mca module on github can be used as a good example.
This is Wenming Qin from Shanghai Synchrotron, China. I searched for information about the amptek X-123SDD detector mca driver on “epics tech-talk”, and found you have discussed this issue with Paul Martin from Austrailian Synchrotron years ago. We have a X-123SDD at our beamline, but we can’t control it with epics system. Do you have any information about which beamline using this detector or how to integrated this detector into epics. Thanks very much!
Wenming Qin Ph.D., Associate Professor, Beamline Manager
National Center for Protein Science, Shanghai,
Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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