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Device Support

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Most difficulties in working with Micro-Manager arise from configuring the system and from problems/issues with specific devices. In both of these cases you are interacting mainly with device adapters. These device adapters have been written by several different authors, all behave slightly differently, and interact with specific hardware that has its own peculiarities. On these pages we will maintain as much information as possible about Micro-Manager device adapters. This will help you configure and understand your Micro-Manager system. We hope that the authors of the device adapters will maintain this information, but please feel free to update the information here with your own experiences. The information here will refer to the most recent Micro-Manager release.

Motorized Microscopes

  • iMic - From Till Photonics
  • LeicaDMI - Leica DMI and DM microscopes
  • LeicaDMR - Leica DMR microscopes (and DMIRBE)
  • MoticMicroscope - Motic BA600 microscopes
  • NikonAZ100 - Nikon AZ100 Zoom microscope
  • NikonEclipse90i - Nikon Eclipse 90i motorized microscope
  • NikonTE2000 - Nikon TE2000 motorized microscope
  • NikonTI - Nikon Ti microscope
  • Olympus - Olympus IX81 (Inverted)/BX61 (Upright)
  • OlympusIX83 - Olympus IX83 motorized microscope
  • ZeissCAN - Zeiss CAN-bus (not CAN29) compatible microscopes (Axiovert 200m, Axioplan2)
  • ZeissCAN29 - Zeiss CAN29-bus compatible microscopes (AxioObserver)

Cameras

  • ABSCamera - Cameras from ABS Gesellschaft für Automatisierung, Bildverarbeitung, Software GmbH Jena
  • AmScope - AmScope MU series cameras (Windows)
  • Andor - Andor cameras
  • AndorSDK3 - New model Andor cameras
  • Apogee - Apogee cameras
  • AxioCam - Zeiss AxioCam medium resolution and high resolution models (Windows)
  • BaumerOptronic - Leica DFC camera (through BaumerOptronic FXLib)
  • BiostepEagleIce - biostep EagleIce camera
  • dc1394 - Firewire cameras that adhere to the iidc1394 specs (see also IIDC)
  • DECamera - Direct Electron Cameras
  • DemoCamera - Virtual, emulated equipment for testing
  • DSLRRemoteCamera - Canon DSLR cameras (Windows)
  • FLICamera - Finger Lakes Instrumentation Cameras
  • GigECamera - GigE Vision- and GenICam-compliant cameras
  • GPhoto - Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras (Mac, Linux)
  • Hamamatsu - Legacy adapter for Hamamatsu cameras (via DCAM-API); now Mac only
  • HamamatsuHam - Hamamatsu cameras (via DCAM-API)
  • IDS_uEye - IDS uEye USB cameras (also Thorlabs DCUxxxx, Edmund EO-xxxxM) (Linux, Windows)
  • IIDC - Firewire (and USB) cameras compatible with the IIDC specification (see also dc1394)
  • Leica Cameras - These use the BaumerOptronic adapter
  • Lumenera - Lumenera cameras
  • MATRIX VISION devices - MATRIX VISION GmbH USB3 Vision, GigE Vision and USB2 cameras as well as various frame grabber boards
  • Micropix - Cameras from Micropix
  • Mightex_C_Cam - Mightex C-series USB cameras
  • MoticCamera - Motic cameras
  • OpenCVgrabber - Supports numerous USB cameras and frame grabbers (those using a DirectShow or WDM class driver). (Windows)
  • NKRemoteCamera - Nikon Digital SLR (Windows)
  • Photometrics - A.k.a. PVCAM
  • PICAM - Princeton Instruments cameras using the PICam interface
  • PrincetonInstruments - Princeton Instruments cameras
  • PVCAM - Roper/Photometrics cameras (not for Princeton Instruments)
  • PCO_Camera - Supports all PCO cameras (Sensicam, Pixelfly and others)
  • Piper - Stanford Photonics cameras
  • Point Grey Research - Point Grey cameras through the Flycap2 interface
  • ProgRes - Jenoptik cameras (ProgRes series)
  • PSRemoteCamera - Canon PowerShot camera (Windows)
  • QCam - QImaging cameras
  • QSICamera - QSI cameras (Windows)
  • RaptorEPIX - Raptor Photonics cameras using EPIX cameralink board
  • ScionCam - Scion cameras
  • Sensicam - PCO/Cooke Sensicam camera
  • SigmaKoki - Sigma Koki camera
  • SpotCamera - Diagnostic Instruments Spot cameras
  • TetheredCam - Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras (Windows)
  • ThorlabsUSBCamera - Thorlabs cameras (Windows)
  • TIScam - The Imaging Source cameras (tested on USB/CCD models) and video frame grabbers
  • TSI - Thorlabs Scientific Imaging Cameras
  • TwainCamera - Cameras fully implementing Twain Imaging Standard
  • Veroptics - Veroptics cameras
  • Video4Linux - Video4Linux compatible cameras
  • XIMEACamera - XIMEA cameras (and some Olympus Soft Imaging cameras)


Stages, filter wheels, shutters

  • ArduinoNeoPixel - Adafruit NeoPixel RGB LEDs controlled through an Arduino
  • ASIFW1000 - ASI Shutter and Filter Wheel controller
  • ASIStage - ASI XY (and Z) stage and CRIF
  • ASITiger - ASI TG-1000 "Tiger" Controller
  • CoolLED - LED illuminator (usable as a shutter device)
  • CONEX - See NewportCONEX
  • Conix - Conix Filter Changer, XY and Z stage
  • Corvus - Märzhäuser XY stages with Corvus driver.
  • DA-Z-Stage - For stages that can be controlled with analogue voltage. Needs a DA device
  • DAShutter - Treats a DA output as a shutter. Useful (for instance) for diode lasers
  • IntelLiDrive - IntelLiDrive stages are support through 3d party adapters
  • KDV - kdvelectronics focus drive (z-stage) for Meiji Techno
  • LeicaDMSTC - Leica DMSTC XY stage
  • Ludl - Ludl stages, shutters and filter wheels
  • LudlLow - Ludl stages, shutters and filter wheels (other)
  • Marzhauser - Märzhäuser XY stages and Z (uses TANGO controller)
  • MarzhauserLStep - Märzhäuser LStep stage controller
  • MarzhauserLStepOld - Old version (1.2) of Märzhäuser LStep stage controller
  • MCL_MicroDrive - Mad City Labs MicroDrive
  • MCL_NanoDrive - Mad City Labs NanoDrive
  • MT20 - Olympus MT20 illumination source (Lamp/shutter/filter wheel)
  • MP285 - Sutter Micro-Manipulator
  • NewportCONEX - Newport CONEX-CC servo controller
  • NewportSMC - Newport SMC100 single-axis motor controller
  • Nikon - Nikon Z-drive, TIRF shutter and IntensiLight shutter
  • NIMotionStage - National Instruments FlexMotion stage controls
  • NPointC400 - nPoint C.400 and LC.400 axis controllers
  • ObjectiveImaging - Objective Imaging OASIS controller
  • PI_GCS_2 - Physik Instrumente (PI) GCS2 adapter
  • PI_GCS - Physik Instrumente (PI) GCS adapter - Z Stage connected to PI GCS controller (E-665, E-621, E-625, E-753, ...)
  • PI - Other (older) Physik Instrumente devices. Includes the E-662 controller
  • PicardStage - Picard Industries USB Slide I/II and USB Twister
  • Piezosystem_30DV50 - Piezosystem Jena. digital one channel controller
  • Piezosystem_dDrive - Piezosystem Jena. digital 6 channel controller with display
  • Piezosystem_NV40_1 - Piezosystem Jena. one channel controller for older stages
  • Piezosystem_NV40_3 - Piezosystem Jena. 3 channel controller with USB
  • Piezosystem_NV120_1 - Piezosystem Jena. 1 channel controller with USB
  • PrecisExcite - LED illuminator (usable as a shutter device)
  • Prior - Prior stages, shutters, and filter wheels
  • RAMPS - RepRap RAMPS board as a stage controller
  • Scientifica - Scientifica stages
  • ScopeLED - DiCon LED-powered brightfield and fluorescence microscopy illuminators, implemented as shutters.
  • SigmaKoki - Sigma Koki stages and shutters
  • Standa - Standa Microstep Driver
  • StandaStage - Standa Microstep Driver
  • Standa8SMC4 - Standa Microstep Driver (using XIMC interface)
  • SutterLambda - Sutter Shutters, filter wheels, light sources, etc..
  • SutterStage - Sutter XY Stage
  • Thorlabs - Thorlabs XY Stage (brushless DC motor), Piezo Z Stage and Integrated Filter Wheel
  • ThorlabsAPTStage - Thorlabs APT family linear stages
  • ThorlabsDCStage - Thorlabs Linear Stages using the TDC001 Controller (see also: ThorlabsAPTStage)
  • ThorlabsDCxxxx - Thorlabs LED controllers
  • ThorlabsFilterWheel - Thorlabs Filter Wheel
  • ThorlabsMFC1 - Thorlabs MFC1 Motorized Microscope Focus Controller
  • ThorlabsSC10 - Thorlabs shutter controller
  • Tofra - XY and Z stages, filter wheel, motorized filter cube slider, and LED illuminator
  • UserDefinedSerial - Shutters and state devices that can be controlled with simple serial commands
  • Vincent - Vincent Uniblitz controllers
  • Xcite - EXFO X-Cite 120 PC Fluorescent Lamp / Shutter
  • XCite120PC_Exacte - Lumen Dynamics X-Cite 120PC and exacte adapter
  • XCiteLed - LED controller
  • XCiteXT600 - X-Cite TURBO and XT600 series
  • Zaber - Zaber linear and XY stages, filter wheels

Communication ports, TTLs, DAQs, etc.

  • Arduino - Open Source Programmable Digital/Analogue IO board
  • DTOpenLayer - DT OpenLayer Digital IO boards
  • ESIOImagingControllers - Microcontrollers for hardware triggering and synchronization
  • FreeSerialPort - Communicate directly through a serial port
  • ITC18 - controls shutters, cameras, pifocs, anything that can use either a TTL signal or a ±10 V signal
  • K8055 - Velleman Digital IO board (all platforms)
  • K8061 - Velleman Digital IO board (all platforms)
  • MCCDAQ - Measurement Computing PCI-DDA08/16
  • National Instruments - See NI100X and NIMultiAnalog
  • NI100X - NI I/O boards - DAQmx interface
  • NIMultiAnalog - NI boards with multiple analog outputs
  • SerialManager - Serial Ports on Windows
  • SerialManagerUnix - Serial Ports on Mac and Linux
  • TriggerScope - TriggerScope digital and analog controller
  • ParallelPort - TTLs on parallel port (Windows only)
  • USBManager - Micro-Manager internal USB communications driver

Other devices

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