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Entry  Mon Jun 13 19:30:58 2016, Aakash, Update, General, EPICS Installation | SURF 2016 
    Reply  Tue Jun 14 11:52:08 2016, Johannes, Update, General, EPICS Installation | SURF 2016 
Message ID: 12172     Entry time: Mon Jun 13 19:30:58 2016     Reply to this: 12176
Author: Aakash 
Type: Update 
Category: General 
Subject: EPICS Installation | SURF 2016 

About acquiring data: Initially I couldn't start with proper Acromag setup as the Raspberry pi had a faulty SD card slot. Then Gautam gave me a working pi on which I tried to install EPICS. I spent quite a time today but couldn't setup acromag over ethernet.  But, it would be great if we have a USB DAQ card. I have found a good one here http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/specs/USB-200-Series-data.pdf It costs around 106$ including shipping (It comes with some free softwares for acquiring data) . Also, I know an another python based 12bit DAQ card (with an inbuilt constant current source) which is made by IUAC, Delhi and more information can be found here http://www.iuac.res.in/~elab/expeyes/Documents/eyesj-progman.pdf  It costs around 60$ including shipping.

About temperature sensing: The RTD which I found on Omega's list is having a temperature resolution of 0.1 deg C. I have also asked them for the one with good resolution. Also according to their reply, they have not performed any noise characteristics study for those RTDs.

 

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