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EPICS PVs: What is a PV?

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What is a PV?

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What is a PV?​

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A PV is a Process Variable and is essentially what any other person just calls a variable. The variable is a bit of data and it has other things associated with it like timestamps, physical units, array size, alarm state etc.

My favourite intro to EPICS (which covers this) is here.​

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