|Summary:||Device adapter for CoolLED pE LED illuminators|
|Authors:|| Arthur Edelstein|
|Documentation:|| Arthur Edelstein|
|Platforms:||Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (uses virtual serial interface over USB)|
Make sure the USB cable is connected, and that the module is powered up.
To install the CoolLED fluorescence illumination systems (pE-1, pE-2, pE-300, pE-4000), one has to choose the preciseExcite device. This is because CoolLED's original product was known as precisExcite and Micro-Manager still knows it by the preciseExcite name.
No installation is required on Mac OS X, since it already has a driver that will recognize the virtual serial port.
No installation is required on Linux, since it already has a driver that will recognize the virtual serial port. The port can usually be found in /dev/serial/by-id
- Download the file CoolLED-pE-inf.zip from here: www.coolled.com and unzip the
.catfiles. You may need to ask CoolLED for access to the download area.
- In the
Device Manager, the CoolLED will appear under
Other Devices > CoolLED USB ...with a yellow exclamation mark in the device icon.
- To install your unzipped INF file, in the
Device Manager, right-click on
CoolLED USB ... > Update Driver Software > Browse my computer for driver software. Set the location to the place you unzipped the INF file.
- On successful installation, the device will show up as
CoolLED USB Virtual Serial Port.
pE-1 and pE-2 have one such port. pE-300 and pE-4000 have two Virtual Serial Ports on the one USB connection.
Hardware Configuration Wizard (under the Micro-Manager
- In Step 2, add the
PrecisExcitedevice and choose the appropriate COM Port. The default COM port settings (baud rate, etc) will work.
- In Step 3, you may want to set the
Default Shutterto the
- You may also want to enable the
Auto shuttercheckbox is so that it automatically opens during a "Snap" or "Acquisition" and close immediately afterwards.
TriggerSequence properties can be used for external triggering by TTL pulses. In the trigger sequence, channels are labeled "A", "B", "C", "D", and a pause is denoted by "0" (zero).