Instrument Control System

  • FPGA based architecture
  • 20 Analog Out Channels
  • 24 digital input/output channels
  • 3 IEEE-1394 (FireWire) ports for interfacing with shutters
  • CQ DDS control port
  • Intuitive, easy to use software interface

Product Description

Product Description

ColdQuanta’s instrument control system is a single-box solution for providing analog and digital control signals to a variety of laboratory instruments. The system provides 20 analog outputs, 24 digital TTL outputs, a 25-pin output for programming ColdQuanta’s DDS-based frequency synthesizer, and three 1394 TTL outputs for directly driving mechanical shutters (Stanford Research Systems SR475 or SR476). All of the outputs are controlled via an internal FPGA that allows for real-time programming and synchronization. The computer control system is designed to work with other ColdQuanta products or user-supplied devices for laboratory-based experiments. The system can be programmed with the provided instrument control software. The control software and system also provide seamless programming of ColdQuanta’s DDS- based frequency synthesizer.

Product Specifications

 ConditionsMinTypMaxUnit
Analog Outputs
Voltage Range
Current Drive
Output Impedance
Capacitive Drive
Update Time
Electrical Connection
 
 
f < 100 kHz
 
±10 
 
1.5
 
 
 
 
 
Lemo 3-Pin
 
 
1
10 
12
 
V
mA
&Ohm;
nF
μs
Digital Outputs
  High Voltage
 
 
Low Voltage
 
 
Update Time
Electrical Connection
 
 
Sourcing 100 &mu:A
Sourcing 2 mA
 
Sinking 100 &muA
 
 
4.75
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BNC
 
5.2
 
 
 
0.1
0.26
8
 
V
V

V
V
 
μs
AC Power Requirements
  Voltage
  Frequency
 
100 to 120 VAC nominal
200 to 240 VAC nominal
All voltage ranges
 
90
180
47
  
132
264
63
 
VAC
VAC
Hz
Mass   
14.8
6.7
  
lbs
kg
Dimensionsh x w x d5.25 x 10 x 16.69
13.3 X 25.4 x 42.4
in
cm

Product Downloads

User Manual
Spec Sheet

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