Control PC and software
All LAMBDA systems are sold with a control PC with software installed. Different PC options are available, depending on your requirements.
The control software provides a range of options. There is a control library written in C++ which can be integrated into common beamline control systems. For example, open-source TANGO and EPICS drivers have been developed by users. There are a set of Python bindings, for convenient scripted operation of the detector. Finally, a GUI is provided for manual control.
To allow synchronisation with apparatuses such as motion stages or other detectors, there is an external trigger input which can be operated in a variety of modes. For example, this can be used to control when each image is taken, or be used as an electronic gate to switch the detector’s X-ray sensitivity on and off during image taking. The gating is sufficiently fast to select individual synchrotron X-ray bunches with 200ns spacing.