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 Minimum Recommended
CPU

64-bit processor with at least 4 cores, ≥ 2GHz

Examples:

  • All Intel 3'rd gen (Ivy Bridge) Core i5/i7 systems (except i5-3470T)
  • All Intel Intel 4'th gen (Haswell) Core i5/i7 systems (except i5-4570T/TE)
  • Xeon E5-2609 or E5-2620

(info) 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

Tip

Matlab is single threaded in its base configuration, so that a high CPU clock rate is desirable.

RAM

≥ 8 GB RAM

(info) Additional RAM may be valuable for future ScanImage or user-specific requirements, e.g. online image analysis done in User Functions 

PCIe slots
  • (usually) PCIe x16 for a graphics card.
  • (required) PCIe x1 for MXI controller connecting to the PXI chassis
  • (optional) PCIe x1 for a PCIe-6321 dedicated to Pockels control
  • (optional) PCIe x1 for a PCIe-6321 dedicated to Piezo/Fast Z control.

(info) If PXIe based DAQ's (e.g. PXIe-6341) for Beams and Fast Z features, then the PCIe slot requirements are reduced accordingly. Only the PCIe x1 slot for the MXI controller card is strictly required.

(info) Additional PCIe slots may be valuable for future ScanImage or other user-specific requirements

Hard Drives

A separate drive or partition for OS and data logging/storage is recommended, to avoid contention

Either a RAID 0 magnetic drive pair or solid-state drive (SSD), whole or partition, is recommended for data logging/storage, to achieve high performance.

Examples:

  • Drive for OS plus separate solid-state drive (SSD) for data logging/storage

OR

  • Single solid-state drive (SSD) of 500GB or higher, with separate partitions for OS & data storage

OR

  • Drive for OS plus separate magnetic RAID 0 drive pair
OS
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional

 

Piezo Hardware (Optional)

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