The Cyclotron Corporation Bus-Oriented Computer Control System

T. H. Knight, K. D. Jenkins, G. O. Hendry
1979 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  
A bus-oriented computer control system has been developed for manual and automatic operation of cyclotrons. The bus is a noise-immune, optically isolated extension of a DEC LSI-II computer bus. This simplifies the software since each device register is addressed as if it were a computer memory location. Thus the full range of PDP-II instructions can be used to operate directly upon any cyclotron data location. Standard modules have been designed to interface power supplies and other cyclotron
more » ... d other cyclotron subsystems to the bus. They perform the functions of ON/OFF control, monitoring of interlock status, control of analog variables, and analog data acquisition. All digital data output to a subsystem can be read back for ver if icat ion.
doi:10.1109/tns.1979.4329871 fatcat:mbu4277k7nhftfa6b4crv5t5ty