The talk describes the concept of Network Attached Intelligent Instrumentation which was applied to the development of an advanced X-ray mirror based on a bimorph material and controlled by a system of highly stable, high voltage floating power supplies. The light version of the XCS (the ELETTRA beamline control system) based on linux and suitable for embedded systems has been used to implement the controller for the high voltage power supply modules SY900S. The SY900S is actually installed at APS in the new NIH funded crystallography beamline to control the piezo actuators of the high performance mirror. The system has proven reliable and received great interest by the customer due to its extremely innovative features. In particular the system behaves as a network attached device, comes with a web base interface which is used to configure and control the mirror as it is and can be seamless integrated in a EPICS environment. In other terms the system comes with an unprecedented level of intelligence on-board and represents a break-through in the field of scientific instrumentation.
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