Hardware

 

In the labs at Monash University, where the suite was developed, we use a mix of commercial hardware and open source hardware developed in house. The hardware support of the labscript suite is modular by design. It should be possible, in principle, to integrate most devices. See the documentation for more details on adding new devices.

While we do not endorse the use of any particular hardware, the following devices have been implemented in the suite and are in use in the Monash labs:

In principle, any Andor camera should work with BIAS as well as most GigE cameras (possibly with slight modification as seen in the implementation of the Photonfocus). Cameras we’ve explicitly tested with BIAS are:

We use an Adnaco PCI/PCIe fiber expansion system, which allows the National Instruments boards, a USB card and RS232 card to be located close to the experiment, with the control PC in a more convenient location (in fact, in a different room!) without introducing ground loops.