Release Notes for Nanonis Tramea V5 Software

2024-03-08 (R13563, first 64-bit release)

  • First 64-bit release of the V5 software. Requires a one-time installation of the Nanonis V5 Runtime Environment. The 64-bit release will install in parallel to the 32-bit release, but is fully compatible, and all settings are maintained.
  • Fixed a bug leading to a stuck user output value in certain situations after sweeping
  • Various bugfixes and minor changes

2022-11-29 (R12340)

  • All acquisition modules like 3D Sweeper, Script, ... 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.
  • Fixes in 3D Sweeper: Fixed timeout error for sweeps taking a long time; sweep can now be stopped during the ramping to the start point
  • 1D Sweeper: Improved performance of 'Value Reached' sweeps by speeding up the value reached detection
  • 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
  • Various bugfixes and minor changes

2022-04-02 (R11573)

  • Support for Oxford Triton Magnet and Temperature controllers added
  • Programming Interface / TCP Interface: added support for FPGA-based Generic PI Controller
  • Script: option to switch the Generic PI Controller on/off
  • Various fixes and minor features

2021-12-29 (R11266)

  • SC5 Fast AOs are available as user outputs; the Custom Views can be configured to display up to 12 outputs/inputs; the Custom Views can be combined and arranged in columns
  • Generic PI Controller: new FPGA-based 8-fold Generic PI Controller. It can control any user output or Lock-In modulation amplitude
  • Added support to some external instruments
  • Some minor changes

2021-05-10 (R10709)

  • Fix bug related to the configuration of some User Outputs (Output 24 and above)
  • Some fixes when loading-saving settings of User Outputs
  • New features in the Script module (additional LookUp Tables, and new command to move the tip)
  • Resizable Custom Views in the User Channels modules
  • Some minor changes

2021-04-28 (R10664)

  • 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)
  • Fix for Outputs channels of SC5 #2/#3 or SO5
  • Fix for high RT CPU load in certain systems which might create connection issues (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.
  • Some minor changes

2020-11-13 (R10225)

  • Major update to the High-Speed Sweep module, now allowing to sweep 2 signals (2D sweeps), and repeat the sweep N times. Data can be exported into .dat or HDF.
  • Various other fixes and improvements.

2020-07-28 (R9840)

  • TCP Programming Interface changed to allow multiple connections, each of them executing the commands serially. To execute commands in parallel, use multiple connections.
  • Performance improvements for some TCP Programming Interface functions
  • Various other fixes and improvements

2020-03-27 (R9427)

  • New Fast Spectroscopy module for measurements up to 1 MS/s
  • 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

2020-02-05 (R9203)

  • Support for Nanonis and Femto preamplifiers
  • Support for DIO Ports C & D added
  • 3D Sweeper: fixed bug with flipped axis for data display
  • 3D Sweeper monitors: support for color palettes

2019-08-29 (R8654)

  • Full Support for up to 3 SC5 and 2 SO5 (maximum of 4 devices total), i.e. the additional devices are supported in hrDAC (only SC5), Lock-in, Function Generator, High-Resolution Oscilloscope.
  • Output/Input modules: added custom views, which lets the user define groups of up to 8 outputs/inputs to be visible in addition to the standard view of channels per device.
  • Several other fixes and improvements

2018-10-03 (R8175)

  • Support for up to 3 SC5's, providing up to 24 output and 24 input channels
  • Script module: improved user interface with easier access to commands and drag&drop capability
  • 3D Sweeper: options to control the signals at the end of sweep, and optional alternate slew rates for ramping
  • Fixes a bug that could lead to a "Memory is full" error when using the 3D Sweeper
  • Performance optimizations in the software. When operating the software for a long time software operation could become sluggish. This update should improve the performance.
  • Several other fixes and improvements

2017-08-29 (R7370)

  • New nD Sweep Module
  • New Module for integration of external devices

2017-02-03 (R7070)

  • 3D Sweeper advanced options
  • Performance optimizations

2016-05-20 (R6503)

  • Multi-Channel Lock-In: new module which provides up to 8 frequency generators and modulators, and 8 dual phase demodulators. Each modulator and each demodulator can use any frequency generator as reference
  • Magnet Control: new module to control the magnetic field of magnet control instruments
  • Data Logger: new module to continuously save data to disk at RT speed
  • Script module: new features like the option to wait for a digital line or edge, and to set voltages based on a lookup table
  • History graph: new auto-saving routine
  • Support for new generation of RC5 controller (NI PXIe-8840 RT)
  • Note: after installing the RT-Upgrade required for this version, no previous versions can be installed
  • Various fixes and minor improvements

2015-12-16 (R6182)

  • 3D Sweeper: several improvements on user interface and functionality
  • Added Monitors for the 3D Sweeper
  • Programming Interface: some new functions added
  • Several other fixes and improvements

2015-10-06 (R5918)

  • Lock-In: all new Lock-in module with configurable filters (high-pass, low-pass, sync) and delay compensation
  • Scripting Tool: new module allowing the execution of user-defined scripts directly on the Real-time engine
  • Programming Interface: some new functions added
  • Various minor improvements

2015-07-14 (R5702)

  • Generic PI Controller can now be assigned to any User Output
  • Various other fixes and minor improvements

2015-02-15 (R5411, first release of software V5)

Changes in V5 compared to V4.5:

  • All new user interface
  • Various changes and new features throughout the whole software
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