Release Notes for Nanonis Mimea V5e Software

2024-02-24 (5.1.13544)

  • 4Ch High-Resolution Oscilloscope: now capable of showing four signals
  • Bias Spectroscopy: apply Z Offset after ramping Bias to start point (and added option to revert Z offset)
  • hrDAC: added option to tune the outputs of an SO5 (using the inputs of an SC5)
  • Long Term Chart: added the option to monitor multiple channels
  • Fixed bug related to motor modules using the function generator
  • Fixed bug in the Data Logger
  • Minor changes and bugfixes

2023-05-03 (5.1.12820)

  • ZoomFFT: option to compensate for low-pass filter behavior, and configurable number of points (and thus frequency resolution)
  • Z-Spectroscopy: allow longer integration time (up to 10 s); don't skip settling time for 1st backward point when TTL sync functionality is used
  • Bias-Spectroscopy: added the option to stop or reverse the sweep when a condition or a combination of two conditions is met
  • Fixed a bug leading to incorrect input offset correction
  • High Speed Sweeper & Generic Sweeper: added the option to switch off any MultiProbe Z-Controller
  • Lock-In: allow lower modulation frequency and low-pass filter cutoff
  • Current and user inputs: added support to the Basel PI SP983c preamplifier
  • Various minor changes and bugfixes

2022-11-15 (5.1.12280)

  • The number of backgrounds to paste scan images has been increased from 5 to 50
  • The Data Logger does not have a limitation of 25.000 points per file any longer. The total number of points per file can be configured by the user, as well as the folder where the files are saved
  • Added programming support for the High Speed Sweeper
  • Added the option to set the trace size in the PLL Signal Analyzer
  • Fixed a bug in the API to get the scan data programmatically
  • Various bugfixes and minor changes

2022-05-25 (5.1.11796)

  • All acquisition modules like Scan, Spectroscopy, ... now have access to the full signal list (instead of a pre-selected list of 24 signals). The Signals Assignment is no longer needed and has been removed.
    Be careful when using the programming interface to set the acquired channels in these modules, since the signal indices have a different meaning now (they are now indices of the full signals list, see Signals Manager for the indices).
    In the listboxes for the acquired signals one can switch between signal selection and selected signals.
  • Spectroscopy modules (Bias/Z) show data during measurement for sweeps taking more than 2 seconds
  • Integration of High-Speed Sweeper into Experiments on a Grid
  • Added support for the Pluto Instruments PCG-380F-R (R4 version) preamplifier
  • Various bugfixes and minor changes

2022-02-01 (5.1.11407)

  • Multiprobe support added (simultaneous tip-sample control of up to 4 tips, switchable scanner, and more modules)
  • Z-Spectroscopy: added TTL Sync options
  • PMD4 Motor Control module: frequency and amplitude now adjustable per group
  • Script: option to switch the Generic PI Controller on/off
  • Programming Interface some functions added/improved
  • Various fixes and minor features

2021-05-31 (5.1.10771)

  • User Channels bundled into single window with user configurable view options
  • Programming Interface / TCP Interface: added support for FPGA-based Generic PI Controller and Q-Control

2021-05-05 (5.1.10706)

  • Fix performance issue related to the configuration of User Outputs as calculated channels
  • Some additional fixes when loading-saving settings of User Outputs
  • Support for the MCVA5 and FEMTO preamplifiers by the User Inputs
  • New features in the Script module (additional LookUp Tables, and new command to move the tip)
  • New scale button in the Line Scan Monitors to have the same aspect ratio for both axes
  • Resizable Custom Views in the User Channels modules
  • Fix for control data entries in Approach-Retract module
  • Some minor changes

2021-02-16 (5.1.10464)

  • New advanced features in the Lock-In module (option to generate an output signal in sync with a frequency generator and option to use the demodulators as configurable filters for any signal)
  • Motor Control ANC350-V4 fixed and updated to newest 64bit library v1.2.0
  • Added Offset for Input channel in Temperature modules
  • Fix for progress bar in Bias Spectroscopy
  • Fix for high RT CPU load in certain systems which might create connection issues
  • Various other fixes and improvements

2020-12-30 (5.1.10347)

  • Major update to the High-Speed Sweep module, now allowing to repeat the sweep N times. Data can be exported into .dat or HDF
  • Bugfix in Bias Spectroscopy with Z Offset not being applied
  • Bugfix for PLL #2
  • Bugfix for Function Generator
  • Various other fixes and improvements

2020-10-24 (5.1.10010)

  • Fix bug when calculating the SC5 calibrated offsets for the analog inputs (hrDAC tuning)
  • Performance improvements Real-time system (especially important for users of older RC5 with NI PXIe-8115 Real-Time Controllers, where the CPU of the RT system could easily overload)
  • Performance improvements for some TCP Programming Interface functions
  • TCP Programming Interface changed to allow multiple connections, each of them executing the commands serially. To execute commands in parallel, use multiple connections
  • Callback VI section in Multipass available to all users
  • Added ports C&D to the DIO Trigger experiment
  • Support for new Programming Interface functions (e.g. stop PLL sweepers, Tip Shaper)
  • Bug fix related to the configuration of the MLS option in Bias Spectroscopy
  • Various other fixes and improvements

2020-06-18 (5.1.9651)

  • Scan Control: 3 new DIO trigger options for frame start, frame end, scan direction
  • Better support for systems with unipolar piezo outputs
  • Lock-in: can now demodulate all FPGA signals. Possible application: tandem demodulation (demodulate the output of another demodulator)
  • Lock-in demodulators can be used as generic low-pass filters by setting harmonic to 0
  • Various new functions in the Programming Interface / TCP Interface
  • Many other fixes and improvements

2020-02-07 (5.1.9226)

  • Switchable Scanner: optional module to switch the scan control between 2 scanners (one can be scanned, the other is kept at the current position)
  • Support for DIO Ports C & D added
  • New Attocube Motor Control for ANC350 v4
  • New motor module with 1 TTL line fully configurable
  • Cloud mode was improved to allow more points and massive better performance for point manipulation
  • Piezo Calibration: new voltage limits per calibration profile

2019-09-30 (5.1.8718, first release of V5e)

Changes in V5e compared to V5:

  • High-speed scanning (up to 1 M Pixel per second)
  • High-speed spectroscopy (up to 1 MS/s)
  • Higher Z-Controller bandwidth possible
  • AFM Extensions for more advanced AFM operation, e.g. Q-Control
  • 64-bit software, allowing allocation of larger memory blocks and thus e.g. higher resolution scanning
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