SCTE: An open-source Perl framework for testing equipment control and data acquisition

Published: 01-07-2012| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fxm4v3mrzx.1
Luiz C. Mostaço-Guidolin,
Rafael B. Frigori,
Leonid Ruchko,
Ricardo M.O. Galvão


This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018) Abstract SCTE intends to provide a simple, yet powerful, framework for building data acquisition and equipment control systems for experimental Physics, and correlated areas. Via its SCTE::Instrument module, RS-232, USB, and LAN buses are supported, and the intricacies of hardware communication are encapsulated underneath an object oriented abstraction layer. Written in Perl, and using the SCPI protocol, enabled instruments can be easily programmed to perform a wide variety of tasks. While this work p... Title of program: SCTE Catalogue Id: AELZ_v1_0 Nature of problem Automation of experiments and data acquisition often requires expensive equipment and in-house development of software applications. Nowadays personal computers and test equipment come with fast and easy-to-use communication ports. Instrument vendors often supply application programs capable of controlling such devices, but are very restricted in terms of functionalities. For instance, they are not capable of controlling more than one test equipment at a same time or to automate repetitive tasks ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AELZ_v1_0; SCTE; 10.1016/j.cpc.2012.02.013