spec release 6.02.9 supports the Baltic Scientific Instruments Si(Li) Detector type SER-25 based on the SP350 controller board. The device is configured as an MCA-type instrument and uses a serial interface. See the bsi_sp350 help file for details.
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Preliminary support for a new seven-circle diffractometer geometry is included with release 6.02.8. You can now include this geometry when installing spec
spec release 6.02.7 features new functions to save data using the HDF5 standard. See the new hdf5 help file for details.
Support for Tsuji UPM2C-01 two-axis USB motor controller and Newport CONEX-AGP Motor Controller has been added.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.