|Summary:||Interfaces to Sutter Lambda 10 controllers, Lambda SC controller, and DG4|
|Platforms:||Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (only serial port, no parallel port or USB)|
Serial port issues
Sutter devices use a straight through (i.e., not null modem) DB9 serial cable. The default baud rates are 9600 for serial ports and 128800 for USB ports (which use a build-in USB-serial converter, drivers can be found here)
95% of the time speed
#1 works best (
#0 being the fastest, which only works with an empty wheel). If speed
#1 does not work you can try the slowest (speed
#7 IIRC). Best practice is to set the desired wheel speed during startup, i.e. in your
Startup Preset of the
For the Lambda SC Smart shutter controller, select the "Shutter-A|Lambda 10 shutter A" in the Hardware Configuration Wizard.
Wheel re-homing during imaging
You need to optimize the filter speed setting if you ever encounter the dreaded re-homing sound due to the wheel failing to move to a filter position during Multi-Dimensional Acquisition. The wheel itself has a resonance frequency associated with the load of filters. Practically one finds the ideal speed by empirically checking which speed introduces the least vibration.
See the Operation Manual (available at http://www.sutter.com/) section "Helpful Tips about Filter Wheel Movement Errors".