PCO Tango device

This is the reference documentation of the PCO Tango device.

you can also find some useful information about the camera models/prerequisite/installation/configuration/compilation in the PCO camera plugin section.


Property name Mandatory Default value Description
debug_control No 0 Enable/Disble the debug (0/1)
debug_module No 0
To set the debug module list (in hex format 0x....)
  • None = 0x001
  • Common = 0x002
  • Hardware = 0x004
  • HardwareSerial = 0x008
  • Control = 0x010
  • Espia = 0x020
  • EspiaSerial = 0x040
  • Focla = 0x080
  • Camera = 0x100
  • CameraCom = 0x200
  • Test = 0x400
  • Application = 0x800
debug_format No 0
To set the debug format (in hex format 0x....)
  • DateTime = 0x001
  • Thread = 0x002
  • Module = 0x004
  • Obj = 0x008
  • Funct = 0x010
  • FileLine = 0x020
  • Type = 0x040
  • Indent = 0x080
  • Color = 0x100
debug_type No 0
To set the debug type (in hex format 0x....)
  • Fatal = 0x001
  • Error = 0x002
  • Warning = 0x004
  • Trace = 0x008
  • Funct = 0x010
  • Param = 0x020
  • Return = 0x040
  • Always = 0x080
params No empty
List of parameters/options (one per line)
  • trigSingleMulti = 1 (enable TriggerSingleMulti as TriggerMulti for compability with SPEC START)
  • xMinSize = 1 (enable correction for the X minimum size for the CLHS firmware bug)


Attribute name RW Type Description
adc rw DevLong Number of working ADC’s
adcMax ro DevLong Maximum number of ADC’s
camInfo ro DevString General camera parameters information
camType ro DevString Camera Type
cdiMode rw DevLong
Correlated Double Imaging Mode
  • enabled/disabled = 1/0 (rw)
  • not allowed = -1 (ro)
clXferPar ro DevString General CameraLink parameters
cocRunTime ro DevDouble cocRunTime (s) - only valid after the camera is armed
frameRate ro DevString Framerate, calculated as: 1/cocRunTime (1/s)
info ro DevString General camera parameters information
lastError ro DevString The last PCO error message
lastImgAcquired ro DevLong Last image acquired (during recording)
lastImgRecorded ro DevLong Last image recorded (during recording)
maxNbImages ro DevLong The maximum number of images which can be acquired by the camera (recording mode)
pcoLogsEnabled ro DevLong PCO logs are enabled
pixelRate ro DevLong Actual Pixel Rate (Hz)
pixelRateInfo ro DevString Pixel Rate information
pixelRateValidValues ro DevString Allowed Pixel Rates
rollingShutter rw DevLong
Rolling Shutter Mode (only for some types of EDGE)
  • 1 = ROLLING
  • 2 = GLOBAL
traceAcq ro DevString Debug information for some types of acq
version ro DevString Version information of the plugin

For the above attributes which use “talk” command you can refer to the PCO documentation for more information.


Command name Arg. in Arg. out Description
Init DevVoid DevVoid Do NOT use
State DevVoid DevLong Return the device state
Status DevVoid DevString Return the device state as a string
getAttrStringValueList DevString: Attribute name DevVarStringArray: String value list Return the authorized string value list for a given attribute name
talk DevString DevString WARNING: use this command for test only, This is a backdoor cmd and it can distrub Lima

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