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CO2gui - lab control and automation

CO2gui - lab control and automation



06 Jan 2010 (Updated )

Software used for controlling and data logging lab equipment.

gilsonpumpobj(com, userData)
function serialObject = gilsonpumpobj(com, userData)
% GILSONPUMPOBJ Returns the serial object for Gilson pumps
% serialObject = gilsonpumpobj(com) returns the serial object for Gilson pumps
% given a suitable COM port number (unsigned integer: 1-255).  If an object
% already exists on that COM port (open or otherwise), returns an error.
% Information can be passed into the serial object through the optional
% userData argument.

% Normal usage:

% e.g. serialObject = gilsonpumpobj(9) - returns a serial object for the Jasco pump on
% COM9

% checks the number of arguments
error(nargchk(1, 2, nargin))

% Error handling
if ~iscomport(com)
    % errors
    error('com must be an unsigned integer from 1 to 255')

% if object on specified COM port exists, errors, otherwise creates
% serial object

% initialises variables
serialPort = sprintf('COM%d', com);

% if serial object does not exist, defines serial object and opens it
if isempty(instrfindall('Port', serialPort))
    % creates serial object
    serialObject = serial(  serialPort, ...
        'BaudRate' ,19200,...
        'DataBits', 8,...
        'Parity', 'even',...
        'StopBits', 1,...
        'Flowcontrol', 'none',...
        'Terminator', '',...
        'TimeOut', 0.5);

    % if userData was provided, modify the object
    if nargin >= 2
        % changes it
        serialObject.UserData = userData;

    % errors
    error('Object(s) already exist on this serial port')

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