EPICS ADS Device Support User Manual

EPICS ADS device support library is intended to connect EPICS database records to ADS variables and registers on ADS capable devices, also called ADS servers. ADS is a client/server interface or a set of commands (further referred as ADS protocol) that is used for communication with ADS capable devices. The basic set of ADS commands is:

  • Read/write ADS data.

  • Add/remove ADS data notification (subscribtion to value change on the device).

  • Read ADS device state and information.

The ADS protocol is encapsulated within the AMS protocol, which is itself usually encapsulated within the TCP protocol.