Category Archive: News

New motor controllers supported

Support for Tsuji UPM2C-01 two-axis USB motor controller and Newport CONEX-AGP Motor Controller has been added.

New Standard Macros For Moving Motors

The standard move macros (mv, umv, mvr, umvr…) have been rewritten to allow multiple motors and targets to be specified on the command line. For example, valid syntax now includes: umv tth 60 th 30 phi 90 chi 120 mv tth 2*CEN th CEN

New hardware supported (OMS UMX motor, Ketek DDP2 MCA)

spec now includes support for the new OMS UMX model motor controller. The UMX has a USB interface but appears as a serial device when the proper kernel drivers are available on Linux and Mac OSX. See the oms help file for details. spec 6.0 release includes initial support for the Ketek DPP2 digital pulse …

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Help facility

This spec release has a redesigned help facility. The internal help file parser and formatter have been removed and formatting is now handled by the standard groff and related utilities. Both the built-in help display and the stand-alone chelp program automatically stream formatted help files through the less pager with output sized to the width …

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New web site launch

Together with the new spec 6.0 release the Certified Scientific Software website has been revitalized. Updated presentation, easier access to information and more interaction with our users are the highlights of this new website. You can now post questions to other users, suggestions, comments in the user area of the website.

Support For NI GPIB-ENET/1000

spec will now work with the National Instruments GPIB-ENET/1000 using spec’s built-in support. The programming for the GPIB-ENET/1000 is a bit different than that for the GPIB-ENET/100 and the GPIB-ENET models, which continue to be supported.

Support for Radicon detector


Radicon SCSD-3C X-ray scintillation detector with integrated timer/counter support is included from this release. See the radicon help file for details.