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TY - CONF AU - Killenberg, M. AU - Czuba, K. AU - Dworzanski, A. AU - Heuer, M. AU - Hierholzer, M. AU - Iatrou, C.P. AU - Kozak, T. AU - Kuntzsch, M. AU - Marsching, S. AU - Petrosyan, L.P. AU - Piotrowski, A. AU - Prędki, P. AU - Rahm, J. AU - Schmidt, Ch. AU - Shehzad, N. AU - SteinbrÃ¼ck, R. AU - Varghese, G. AU - Viti, M. ED - Schaa, Volker RW TI - Abstracted Hardware and Middleware Access in Control Applications J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain, 8-13 October 2017 C1 - Barcelona, Spain T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems T3 - 16 LA - english AB - Hardware access often brings implementation details into a control application, which are subsequently published to the control system. Experience at DESY has shown that it is beneficial for the software quality to use a high level of abstraction from the beginning of a project. Some hardware registers for instance can immediately be treated as process variables if an appropriate library is taking care of most of the error handling. Other parts of the hardware need an additional layer to match the abstraction level of the application. Like this development cycles can be shortened and the code is easier to read and maintain because the logic focuses on what is done, not how it is done. We present the abstraction concept we are using, which is not only unifying the access to hardware but also how process variables are published via the control system middleware. PB - JACoW CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 840 EP - 845 KW - ion KW - controls KW - hardware KW - interface KW - device-server DA - 2018/01 PY - 2018 SN - 978-3-95450-193-9 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-TUPHA178 UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/tupha178.pdf ER -