LabOne Highlights

What's New?

With every new release of LabOne a range of additional functionality expands your Instrument's capabilities even further while maintaining the highest quality standards you have come to associate with Zurich Instruments. This page summarizes some of the most recent highlights.

Imaging with Software Trigger

 
 
 
Imaging is one of the most important applications for our customers doing Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and non-linear imaging, with CARS, SRS and THz spectroscopy, being the most prominent examples.  

The imaging mode converts any of the measurement signals into images and provides

  • A clear definition of a "line", based on a starting event detected by the line trigger and a user-defined duration.
  • The resampling of the recorded data samples to the required number of pixels with a suitable interpolation and/or averaging.
  • To store the matrix-like data in a grid data structure, based on the number of lines defined.

All this is now implemented in the LabOne Software Trigger module and available in the user interface as well as on the programming interfaces (API). With the power to stream up to a sustainable 800 kSa/s over multiple channels in a triggered fashion (depending on product category), the LabOne server architecture is strong in data acquisition capability, even video rate (512*512 pixel/s) would still be well below the transfer rate limit.

Graphical Lock-in Tab - Functional Block Diagram

 
By adding a functional block diagram for every demodulator to the LabOne user interface the user can now intuitively understand the signal processing pathways. Signal Input and demodulator settings, as well as the various output channels - Signal Outputs, Auxiliary Outputs and the data transfer to the PC - are all covered.

File Manager

 
The File Manager was introduced as a new tab with the latest release. For UHFLI users this bring the advantage of a quick and easy access to measurement files, settings files and log files on the local PC. Moreover, MFLI users can manage files on the instrument flash drive as well as on storage devices attached to one of the two USB connectors.

Presets

 
The UHFLI and the MFLI can now be programmed to start up in a user defined state of operation. This is particularly interesting for applications where the same instrument configuration is always needed and results are mainly taken out from the auxiliary outputs. Typical examples are imaging applications with analog interfacing to the main controller.

LabOne APIs

 
  • LabVIEW: support of Apple OSX 
  • LabVIEW: support of Sweeper, Spectrum Analyzer and PID Advisor modules
  • C: support for Sweeper, Software Trigger, PID Advisor and Spectrum modules

 

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Updating to the latest release is free of charge for all customers. Please check the release notes and the LabOne compatibility page before installing the software.

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