Instrument Automation via National Instruments LabVIEW®
While many labs use LabVIEW for instrument automation, quite often researchers find it daunting to create their own vi’s if a sub-vi for a desired function is not provided by the instrument manufacturer. Teledyne Princeton Instruments provides robust documentation and building blocks to help most users perform their desired automation without…Read Full Article
On Chip Gain
In order to gain a clearer understanding of biological processes at the single-molecule level, a growing number of experiments are being conducted using small-volume samples. Both the lower fluorophore concentrations and the faster kinetics associated with these experiments establish key criteria for choosing an appropriate camera system.
This technical note endeavors to provide a comprehensive look at…Read Full Article
A primer on eXcelon3 EMCCD technology
Since their invention in 1969, charge-coupled devices (CCDs) have been used to detect the faint light from items as nearby as cells under a microscope to those as far away as stellar objects at the edge of the known universe. Over the past four decades, low-light CCD cameras have facilitated some of the biggest breakthroughs in both…Read Full Article
Tech Bulletin – Fast Frame Access
Leading-edge applications in quantum physics require fast access to frame data. The Teledyne Princeton Instruments PICam API offers direct control of our cameras, including fast access to live data via event callbacks.
In-house tests demonstrate that full parsing of 1024×1024
frame data on the ProEM® -HS:1024BX3 camera (GigE interface) can be achieved in as little as…Read Full Article