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CA Lab SoftIOC


  • PV set
    •  Cluster-array of names, data types and field definitions to create a new EPICS PV
  • Soft IOC configuration file
    • Target of configuration (db-file)
  • path to binaries of EPICS base
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW\user.lib\caLab\Lib\
    • Linux: /usr/local/epics/bin/linux-x86_64/
  • error in (no error)


  • Result
    • Initial output of Soft IOC shell (checkpoint of errors)
  • Command Line
    • Command string: How the Soft IOC shell was called
  • IOC started
    • TRUE: Soft IOC runs and is ok
    • FALSE: Soft IOC is in trouble (check "result")
  • error out
    • Global I/O error

All created EPICS variables will be destroyed when CaLabSoftIOC stops.

Configuration Set

PV Name

  • Name of new EPICS variable (Please check whether this name is unique in your network!!! CaLabGet is a good tool to do that.)


  • User defined description of PV

Data type

Number of elements (waveform only)

  • Use for data type "waveform" only!
  • Size of array (elements)

Element size (waveform only)

  • Use for data type "waveform" only!
  • Data type of array elements

Array of field definitions

  • Field-value-set to define properties of EPICS variable
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