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Asynchronous Bluesky hardware abstraction code, compatible with control systems like EPICS and Tango.




pip install ophyd-async




Ophyd-async is a Python library for asynchronously interfacing with hardware, intended to be used as an abstraction layer that enables experiment orchestration and data acquisition code to operate above the specifics of particular devices and control systems.

Both ophyd and ophyd-async are typically used with the Bluesky Run Engine for experiment orchestration and data acquisition.

While EPICS is the most common control system layer that ophyd-async can interface with, support for other control systems like Tango will be supported in the future. The focus of ophyd-async is:

  • Asynchronous signal access, opening the possibility for hardware-triggered scanning (also known as fly-scanning)

  • Simpler instantiation of devices (groupings of signals) with less reliance upon complex class hierarchies

How the documentation is structured#

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