The MEMS Exchange (http://www.mems-exchange.org) is making secs_i.py, a Python implementation of the SECS-I protocol, freely available. For more information, see the following URL:
SECS-I is the SEMI Equipment Control Standard I, a protocol supported by a lot of the equipment used in semiconductor fabs. We needed it to control the optics of the Leica INM200 microscope, but it may be useful to other people who want to talk to various pieces of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. (I was unable to find a free implementation of SECS-I, though various companies sell commercial libraries.)
The code has actually been available for a while, buried inside the Remote Microscope distribution that's also available from the MEMS Exchange; secs_i.py is being made separately available to make it easier for outsiders to find the code. Bug reports and improvements are welcome.
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<P><A HREF="http://www.mems-exchange.org/exchange/software/secs-i/">SECS-I implementation</A> - Python implementation of the SEMI Equipment Control Standard protocol for equipment used in semiconductor fabs. (11-Jul-99)