The N568B is a 16 channel NIM shaping amplifier. It features a CAENnet interface which allows the module to be controlled remotely when a VME crate in the setup contains a CAEN V288 CAENnet controller.
Support for this module comes in the form of:
A Tcl loadable package n568b(3tcl) that knows how to control the module, and can be used in an arbitrary Tcl script.
A Tcl Loadable package n568panel(3tcl) that implements a megawidget which can be used within a slow controls GUI to control an N568 module.
A Tcl script n568control(1tcl) that uses the n568panel widget to implement a canned application that controls any number of N568 modules.
A Tcl script loadshaper(1tcl) which allows you to load the settable parameters in a shaper module.
Refer to the reference material for more information about each of these support packages.
If you want to make use of the n568b and/or n568panel packages in your own scripts you will need to be sure that the package diretory tree is in your package search path. NSCLDAQ installs Tcl loadable packages in its TclLibs directory tree. Adding this directory to the Tcl package search path makes all NSCLDAQ Tcl loadable packages available to your scripts.
The Tcl package search path can be extended in two ways. First by
TCLLIBS environment variable
and second b y appending directory names to the
auto_path Tcl global variable.
Suppose the envirionment variable
contains the top level installation directory of the
NSCLDAQ installation you are using. In that case
at the bash shell you can:
Similarly within your script you can:
Once the package load path has been established, you can use the Tcl package require command to load the package into your script.