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(New page: == AOTF adapter == '''Summary:''' Controls NEOS AOTF through PCs parallel port '''Author:''' Nenad Amodaj '''License:'''BSD License '''Platforms:''' Windows only)
 
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== AOTF adapter ==
  
'''Summary:''' Controls NEOS AOTF through PCs parallel port  
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'''Author:''' Nenad Amodaj  
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'''Summary:'''</td><td>Controls NEOS AOTF through PCs parallel port</td></tr>
'''License:'''BSD License  
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<tr><td>'''Author:'''</td><td>Nenad Amodaj</td></tr>
'''Platforms:''' Windows only
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<tr><td>'''License:'''</td><td>BSD License</td></tr>
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<tr><td>'''Platforms:'''</td><td>Windows only</td></tr>
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<tr><td>'''Example Config File:'''</td><td>None</td></tr>
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This adapter lets you use a NEOS AOTF (and other shutter devices that can be controlled with a TTL) as a shutter using just your PCs parallel port.  The pins on the parallel port are addressed using a  binary mask with a maximum value of 1024 (so that you can address the first 10 pins of the parallel port).  Each pin (or a combination thereof) can be declared to be a shutter. 
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In general, it is a better approach to use a DAQ board to control an AOTF (since that will also give you control of intensity).  However, this adapter might still be useful to use TTLs in a very cost-effective way.
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This adapter uses the inpout.dll [http://www.logix4u.net/inpout32.htm]to talk to the parallel port.
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--[[User:Nico|Nico]] 15:34, 15 August 2007 (PDT)

Revision as of 14:34, 15 August 2007

AOTF adapter

Summary:Controls NEOS AOTF through PCs parallel port
Author:Nenad Amodaj
License:BSD License
Platforms:Windows only
Example Config File:None

This adapter lets you use a NEOS AOTF (and other shutter devices that can be controlled with a TTL) as a shutter using just your PCs parallel port. The pins on the parallel port are addressed using a binary mask with a maximum value of 1024 (so that you can address the first 10 pins of the parallel port). Each pin (or a combination thereof) can be declared to be a shutter.

In general, it is a better approach to use a DAQ board to control an AOTF (since that will also give you control of intensity). However, this adapter might still be useful to use TTLs in a very cost-effective way.

This adapter uses the inpout.dll [1]to talk to the parallel port.

--Nico 15:34, 15 August 2007 (PDT)

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