Keithley Server

Controlling Keithley Amplifiers from EPICS with the help of MX library

Elena Kondrashkina and Sergey Stepanov

The concept of Keithley Server: the Server runs on a workstation and talks to Keithley via serial cable and with the help of MX library calls. On the other hand, the Server is fully controllable by EPICS database, so that any EPICS client on the LAN can read and set Keithley parameters by doing normal EPICS caget/caput calls. Thus, the server emulates an EPICS driver like if one had a Keithley controller in the VME crate.

The MEDM screen to control the Keithley server: