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A versatile trigger and synchronization module with IEEE1588 capabilities and EPICS support
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
Event timing and synchronization are two key aspects to improve in the implementation of distributed data acquisition (dDAQ) systems such as the ones used in fusion experiments. It is also of great importance the integration of dDAQ in control and measurement networks. This paper analyzes the applicability of the IEEE1588 and EPICS standards to solve these problems, and presents a hardware module implementation based in both of them that allow adding these functionalities to any DAQ. The IEEE1588 standard facilitates the integration of event timing and synchronization mechanisms in distributed data acquisition systems based on IEEE 803.3 (Ethernet). An optimal implementation of such system requires the use of network interface devices which include specific hardware resources devoted to the IEE1588 functionalities. Unfortunately, this is not the approach followed in most of the large number of applications available nowadays. Therefore, most solutions are based in software and use standard hardware network interfaces. This paper presents the development of a hardware module (GI2E) with IEEE1588 capabilities which includes USB, RS232, RS485 and CAN interfaces. This permits to integrate any DAQ element that uses these interfaces in dDAQ systems in an efficient and simple way. The module has been developed with Motorola¿s Coldfire MCF5234 processor and National Semiconductors¿s PHY DP83640T, providing it with the possibility to implement the PTP protocol of IEEE1588 by hardware, and therefore increasing its performance over other implementations based in software. To facilitate the integration of the dDAQ system in control and measurement networks the module includes a basic Input/Output Controller (IOC) functionality of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) architecture. The paper discusses the implementation details of this module and presents its applications in advanced dDAQ applications in the fusion community.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
ISSN
0920-3796
Factor de impacto JCR
1,122
Información de impacto
Volumen
85
DOI
doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2010.04.021
Número de revista
3-4
Desde la página
340
Hasta la página
344
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Participantes
  • Autor: Manuel Recuero Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Mariano Ruiz Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Guillermo de Arcas Castro (UPM)
  • Autor: Eduardo Barrera Lopez de Turiso (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Acústica Aplicada y Evaluación No Destructiva (CAEND). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
  • Departamento: Sistemas Electrónicos y de Control
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