ccd: Area detector support

Mark Rivers


NOTE: This module is now obsolete and has been replaced by the areaDetector module.

Goal: Uniform interface for controlling area detectors (CCD, online image plates) from EPICS

Any EPICS client (e.g. spec, IDL, scan record) can control (at a bare minimum).

Current status


Use manufacturerís software for primary user interface.

These programs include:

Control these programs from EPICS


Schematic System Architecture


Relationship with Brian Tiemanís Package


MEDM User Interface

This screen is the complete collection of PVs.  Not all of these PVs are implemented for any particular detector type, depending upon the limitations in the manufacturers control software.


EPICS Process Variables (PVS)



marCCD interface



Roper Interface

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Last modified: January 27, 2004