Can LabVIEW Communicate Via the SECS-I or SECS-II Protocol?

Updated Dec 5, 2017

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Software

  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • OPC Servers 2016

Issue Details

The SECS (SEMI Equipment Communications Standard) defines a communication interface for the exchange of messages between semiconductor processing equipment and a host. Can LabVIEW communicate through this protocol?

Solution

LabVIEW does not natively communicate via this protocol. There are third party solutions in the form of OPC servers or code libraries that allow for SECS communication. LabVIEW can communicate to OPC servers as an OPC client. 

LabVIEW can also use third-party APIs in conjunction with Call Library Function Nodes or Constructor Nodes. A useful .NET API called SecsToTool.Net is developed by Insphere technology. This API must be purchased through Insphere Technology and is not supported by National Instruments.
 

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