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AOTF adapter

Summary:Controls NEOS AOTF through PCs parallel port
Author:Nenad Amodaj
License:BSD License
Platforms:Windows only
Example Config File:Media:MMConfig_AOTF.cfg

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, see the ParallelPort for examples). 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 as it provides TTLs in a very cost-effective way.

This adapter uses the inpout.dllto talk to the parallel port.

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

Note: This Windows driver only works with your LPT1 built-in ParallelPort connector. Daughter ParallelPort cards will not work with Micro-Manager.

Consider an Arduino or a computer I/O board if your computer does not have an LPT1 port.

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