List of devices of this kind

Name Serial Number Location
LED Source #1 01 DichroicControllerAndWebIOModule01
LED Source #2 07 DichroicControllerAndWebIOModule02
LED Source #3 03 MPE
LED Source #4 - MotorControllerAndLedSource01
LED Source #5 - MotorControllerAndLedSource02
LED Source #6 02 OAA
LED Source #7 04 ArgosCabinet4
LED Source #8 08 ArgosCabinet4
LED Source #9 06 ArgosCabinet4

Documentation

Technical documents

Software

Control software for the LED sources have been developed by MPIA. Check this page for further informations: https://svn.mpia.de/trac/gulli/argos/wiki/lightsource
With my basic knowledge of IDL I prepared a TCP interface for the LED light source. It's only very rudimentary, but with your skills it will be very easy to extend its functionality.

How to prepare the device:
First of all, you should get a connection to the moxa serial device server, which is inside the device. You can find all informations here:
http://www.moxa.com/product/ne-4100t.htm
Changing the IP address is quite easy when you use the NPort Search Utility (windows only). Use a address you have access to. Once you managed to set the IP address, you can configure the device server with a browser,  just enter the address.
1. Open 'Operating Settings' and select 'TCP Server Mode', check that the local TCP port is 4001. Submit.
2. Open 'Serial Settings' and check the settings: 19200 Baud, 8 bit, 1 stop, no parity, no flow control.
Now you can use IDL for illumination purposes ;-)

HOWTO

DeviceTypeForm edit

Name LED Sources
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DCS_user_manual.pdfpdf DCS_user_manual.pdf manage 2 MB 27 Jun 2011 - 13:53 MarcoBonaglia Dioce Current Source user manual
DSQ3K_user_mode-software_manual.pdfpdf DSQ3K_user_mode-software_manual.pdf manage 825 K 27 Jun 2011 - 13:58 MarcoBonaglia DSQ3K user mode software manual (JZ), to be used with a CD shipped.
DSQ3_Software.rarrar DSQ3_Software.rar manage 117 MB 04 Jul 2011 - 12:59 MarcoBonaglia DSQ3K software, MPE
NE-4100_Series_Users_Manual_v9.pdfpdf NE-4100_Series_Users_Manual_v9.pdf manage 2 MB 30 Dec 2011 - 15:36 MarcoXompero User Manual for MOXA NE-4100
drvmgr_setup_Ver1.14_Build_11051215_whql.zipzip drvmgr_setup_Ver1.14_Build_11051215_whql.zip manage 1 MB 30 Dec 2011 - 16:39 MarcoXompero driver for windows xp
led.propro led.pro manage 2 K 26 Sep 2012 - 14:42 LorenzoBusoni LED source IDL library from JZ
Topic revision: r13 - 25 Feb 2015, MarcoBonaglia
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