Electronic controller EG-3000 is designed to control SPM or scanning confocal microscope. Controller provides data acquisition from internal sensors and external devices, applies control voltage to scanners piezoelectric actuators. All obtained information is transferring to PC workstation for visualization and processing.
One of the most important parts of the EG-3000 controller is closed loop feedback system realized by means of 20-bit TDC (Time-to-Digital Convertion) to measure displacement capacitance sensors. Controller is capable to operate 6 channels with feedback simultaneously, which allows to independently scan with tip and sample both.
Any available system signal can be used for SPM feedback.
EG-3000 SPM controller contains 2-channel lock-in amplifier to provide resonant SPM techniques, for example non-contact SPM mode. Lock in amplifier includes high stable voltage generator based on digital frequency synthesizer. High speed data processing is implemented using programmable logic (FPGA). This allows to perform high quality lock-in detection up to 1.5 MHz band.
EG-3000 has multy channel (up to 12) control for stepper motor with micro step option, for example, for adjustment of scanning head (stage).
Controller has analog inputs and outputs for external equipment connections, synchronization inputs and outputs and USB interface for connection with PC. Controller is managed with NSpec software.
||CPU||32 bit; RISC|
||PC Interface||USB 2.0|
||Other interfaces||RS 232, RS485, SYNC I/O|
|1.2.2||Noise||< 5 ppm|
|1.2.3||Number of channels||3 or 6|
|1.2.4||Resolution (digital-analog converters)||18 bit|
||Stepper motors control unit
||Number of channels||4/8/12|
|1.3.2||Power supply||24V, 3A|
|1.3.3||Microstepping mode support||1/1, ½, ¼, 1/16 step|
||Number of channels
|1.4.3||Input voltage range||±10 V|
|1.4.4||ADC resolution||16 bit|
|1.4.5||Frequency range of input signals||0-1,2 MHz|
|1.4.6||Frequency range of main oscillator||10 Hz – 3 MHz|
|1.4.7||Output voltage amplitude||0 mV-10 V|
|1.4.8||Frequency stability||< 5 ppm|
|1.4.9||Additional channels ADC / DAC|
||Number of input channels||2|
||Voltage Range||±10 V|
||ADC resolution||16 bit|
||Number of output channels||2|
||Voltage range||±10 V|
||DAC resolution||16 bit|