SI5 achieves fast raster scanned images using control of two scanners/mirrors: one resonant and one galvo scanner
This resonant/galvo (RG) pair can be ordered as a preassembled system, or as individual components.
Cambridge Technology & others
Acquisition and Control Hardware
SI5 supports a handful of pre-specified FlexRIO system configurations
|Scan Control DAQ||PXIe-6341||NI PXI-based X Series DAQ|
NI Digitizer Module
Additional X Series multifunction DAQ boards for some features:
|Pockels control||PCIe-6321 or PXIe-6341||Highly recommended - allows blanking laser during resonant scanner slowdown and galvo scanner flyback|
|Piezo/Fast Z control||PCIe-6321 or PXIe-6341||Allows for volume imaging applications|
Any X Series PCIe/PXIe multifunction DAQ board should be compatible such as:
|PCIe-6363 or PXIe-6363||High I/O resource board - allows multiple systems (galvo control, FastZ, Beams) to run of a single board|
|PXIe-6356||Simultaneously sampled AI - allows consistent high speed data acquisition across many channels|
Vidrio Technologies offers National Instruments hardware bundles, to help users create valid configurations. If you also order a ScanImage optimized computer from us at the same time, Vidrio will install ScanImage and create a custom machine data file for your system.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a ScanImage hardware bundle quote.
See notes below for further information about the key options
Photomultiplier tubes require a transimpedance amplifier for recording by ScanImage.The optimal bandwidth depends on the sample rate and shortest pixel durations.
For resonant scanning, we recommend a bandwidth of at least 30 Mhz.
Two recommended options are:
Most users will likely prefer the more cost-effective TIA60
Computer Hardware - Ask Us about a Custom Computer Build with ScanImage Preinstalled and Tested
64-bit processor with at least 4 cores, ≥ 3GHz.
Examples (Top Benchmark):
Processors/systems with at least 6 cores may be valuable for future ScanImage or user-specific requirements combining TPLSM imaging with other simultaneous processing/acquisition
≥ 16 GB RAM
Additional RAM may be valuable for future ScanImage or user-specific requirements, e.g. online image analysis done in User Functions
We recommend PXIe based DAQ's (e.g. PXIe-6341) for Beams and Fast Z features, which reduces the PCIe slot requirements accordingly. Only the PCIe x1 slot for the MXI controller card is strictly required.
Additional PCIe slots may be valuable for future ScanImage or other user-specific requirements
If other graphics intensive applications are going to be used on the computer then a graphics card may be required. We recommend a GTX 960.
Recommend separate drives for OS and data logging/storage, to avoid contention and achieve maximum logging performance.
Piezo Hardware (Optional)
|Physik Instrumente||E-665||PIFOC piezos (e.g. P-721, P-725, P-725.xDD, P-725KHDS)|
|nPoint||LC.40x||nPFocus objectives||Options from 100um to 1000um of travel|