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Device Adapters in Micro-Manager

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 (currently version 1.3).

Motorized Microscopes

  LeicaDMI - Leica DMI microscopes
  NikonTE2000 - Nikon TE2000 motorized microscope
  NikonTI - Nikon TI microscope
  NikonAZ100 - Nikon AZ100 Zoom microscope
  OlympusIX81 - Olympus IX81
  ZeissCAN - Zeiss CAN-bus (not CAN29) compatible microscopes (Axiovert 200m, Axioplan2)
  ZeissCAN29 - Zeiss CAN29-bus compatible microscopes (AxioObserver)

Cameras

  ABSCameras - Cameras from ABS Gesellschaft für Automatisierung, Bildverarbeitung, Software GmbH Jena
  Andor - Andor EM cameras
  dc1394 - Firewire cameras that adhere to the iidc1394 specs (Mac and Linux only)
  DemoCamera - Virtual, emulated equipment for testing
  DemoStreamCamera - Virtual, emulated fast camera
  Hamamatsu - Hamamatsu cameras (through DCAM library)
  PVCAM - Roper/Photometrics cameras
  PCO - Supports all PCO cameras (Sensicam, Pixelfly and others)
  Piper - Stanford Photonics cameras
  QCam - QImaging cameras
  Sensicam - PCO/Cooke Sensicam camera
non-Open Source adapters are available for DVC, Scion and Stanford Photonics cameras.
Contact these companies directly.

Stages, filter wheels, shutters

  ASIFW1000 - ASI Shutter and Filter Wheel controller
  ASIStage - ASI XY (and Z) stage and CRIF
  DA-Z-Stage - For stages that can be contolled with analogue voltage.  Needs a DA device
  DAShutter - Treats a DA output as a shutter.  Useful (for instance) for diode lasers
  Ludl - Ludl stages, shutters and filter wheels 
  MCL-MicroDrive - Mad City Labs MicroDrive
  MCL-NanoDrive - Mad City Labs NanoDrive
  Nikon - Nikon Z-drive, TIRF shutter and IntensiLight shutter
  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
  PrecisExcite - LED illuminator (usable as a shutter device)
  Prior - Prior stages, shutters, and filter wheels
  Marzhauser - Marzhauser XY stages and Z
  SutterLambda - Sutter hardware
  Vincent - Vincent Uniblitz controllers

Communication ports, TTLs, DAQs, etc..

  Arduino - Open Source Programmable Digital/Analogue IO board
  DTOpenLayer - DT OpenLayer Digital IO boards
  SerialManager - Serial Ports on Windows
  SerialManagerUnix - Serial Ports on Mac and Linux
  ParallelPort - TTLs on parallel port (Windows only)
  Velleman K8055 - Digital IO board (all platforms)
  Velleman K8061 - DIgital IO board (all platforms)

Other devices

  AOTF - NEOS AOTF control through parallel port.  Can be used for any TTL-controllable shutter
  Conix - Conix Filter Changer
  Yokogawa - Yokogawa CSU22
  Yokogawa CSUX - Yokogawa CSUX, all models
  Spectral LMM5 - Spectral laser line controller
  Pecon - Pecon Incubation System

--Nico 09:04, 15 August 2007 (PDT)

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