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Upgrade from BP4 to BP5e

Upgrading from a BP4 to a BP5e brings a significant performance increase and a vastly improved user interface. Moreover, the update ensures repairability and availability of spare parts.

The trade-in offer applies to all BP4 sold prior to 2011.

Nanonis Mimea BP5e
Mimea BP5e hardware (RC5e, SC5)

Nanonis V4 SPM control systems were introduced mid 2007 and discontinued in Q2 2013. Almost all these controllers are in operation allowing researchers to perform top notch scientific research. Nevertheless, the current generation of SPM controllers is significantly improved both in performance and usability. Moreover, spare parts for the first RC4 generation (serial number below 380) are no longer available.

The upgrade offers a straightforward path to current state of the art electronics and software, without requiring users to learn how to operate a completely different system.

Compatible instruments: 

  • RC4 with serial number below 380
  • All RC4 delivered before January 1st 2011

Not compatible for this upgrade:

  • All other RC4

The upgrade includes:

  • Replacement (trade-in) of RC4 and SC4 with a discounted BP5e

The OC4 oscillation controller can be reused after the upgrade. High-voltage amplifiers, piezo motor drivers and adaptation kits can also be reused.

EOL information for V4 systems:

The following discontinued V4 instrument models have reached their end-of-life and repairs cannot be guaranteed anymore:

  • RC4 with serial number below 380

In case of hardware failure the instruments might need to be replaced by an instrument of the currently available product line.

The following discontinued V4 instrument models can be repaired but not replaced anymore::

  • RC4 with serial number above and including 380
  • All SC4

KEY FEATURES

  • Replacement of the V4 base package with a current generation V5 base package
  • Large performance increase
  • Significant amount of new features and measurement modes
  • Largely upgraded user interface
  • Repairability and spare parts guaranteed for the lifetime of the new system

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SPECIFICATIONS

Upgrade from BP4 to BP5e
Performance
Analog inputs

If not otherwise specified, all specifications for ±10 V input range

Number of Connectors

8x BNC connector, differential

Differential input voltage range

± 10 V

Differential input voltage range

±10 V, ±1 V, ±100 mV, ±10 mV (with MCVA5)

Differential input impedance

2 MΩ

Input impedance

>10 TΩ to GND, >50 GΩ differential (with MCVA5)

Input bias current

<2 pA typ. (with MCVA5)

Analog bandwidth

DC – 100 kHz (-3 dB), 5th-order Butterworth low-pass filter

AD-converter

18-bit, no missing codes, 1 MS/s

Effective resolution

20-bit @ 60 kS/s, 22-bit @ 1 kS/s (oversampling)

INL

±2 LSB typical

DNL

±1 LSB typical

Input noise density

< 150 nV/√Hz @ 10 kHz, < 650 nV/√Hz @ 10 Hz

Input noise density

<4 nV/√Hz (<5.5 nV/√Hz) @10 kHz SE (differential)
< 5 nV/√Hz (<6 nV/√Hz) @ 10 Hz SE (differential)
<11 nV//√Hz (<15 nV/√Hz) @ 1 Hz SE (differential)
(With MCVA5 @ gain 100)

Input measurement noise

< 100 μVrms @ 1 MS/s, < 25 μVrms @ 60 kS/s, < 6.5 μVrms @ 240 S/s

Input noise 0.1 Hz - 10 Hz

<25 nVrms (< 32 nVrms) SE (differential)
(With MCVA5 @ gain 100)

12 h drift

< 80 μV (< 100 μV) @ 0 V (@ 9.9 V)

THD+N

> 120 dB @ 100 Hz, > 95 dB @ 1 kHz,
> 70 dB @ 10 kHz (9 V input signal)

CMRR

>125 dB @ 10 Hz >120 dB @ 100 Hz >100 dB @ 1 kHz (with MCVA5 @ gain 100)

Analog outputs

all specifications for ±10 V output range

Number of Connectors

8 x BNC connectors (SO5: 16x BNC connectors), referenced to AGND

Output voltage range

±10 V into 1 kΩ or larger
(0 to +10 V with internal jumper per channel)

Output impedance

<1 Ω, short circuit safe

Analog bandwidth

DC – 40 kHz (-3 dB),
5th – order Butterworth low-pass filter

DA-converter

20-bit, 1-ppm precision, 1 MS/s

Effective resolution

22-bit, patented hrDACTM technology with active glitch compensation

INL

< ±2 LSB max. < ±1 LSB typical

DNL

< ±1 LSB max. < 0.5 LSB typical

Output noise density

< 25 nV/√Hz @ 100 Hz, < 75 nV/√Hz @ 1 Hz

Output noise 0.1 Hz - 10 Hz

< 200 nVrms (0.1 – 10 Hz)

Output noise 10 Hz - 300 kHz

< 10 μVrms (10 Hz – 300 kHz)

12 h drift

< 1.5 μV (< 25 μV) @ 0 V (@ 9.9 V)

THD+N

> 93 dB @ 100 Hz, > 93 dB @ 1 kHz, > 79 dB @ 10 kHz (9V output signal)

Digital lines

  

Number of Connectors

4 x 8 bidirectional lines on four D-sub 9 female connectors

Signal

3.3 V TTL, max. 25 mA per line

Maximum sampling frequency

500 kHz

High-speed digital lines

  

Number of Connectors

4 x inputs and 4 x outputs on SMB male connectors

Signal

3.3 V TTL, max. 33 mA per line

Maximum sampling frequency

200 MHz

Clock

  

Number of Connectors

1 x input, 1 x output for active clock source on SMB male connectors

Frequency

10 MHz, square wave, 3.3 V

Accuracy

± 50 ppm (standard clock), ± 4 ppm (optional OCXO)

Operation
Operating temperature

+5° C to +35° C

Power Supply

RC5e: Built-in universal power supply, max. 220 W

Power Supply

SC5: Built-in linearly regulated power supply, toroidal transformer, automatic line voltage detection. Max. 51 W

Power Input

RC5e: 100 – 230 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Power Input

SC5: 100 – 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Real-time system

NI PxIe-8840 real-time system with Intel Corei5 CPU 2.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Operating system

NI LabVIEW Real-Time OS

FPGA card

NI PXIe-7976

Connectivity

3x SC5 max., 2x SO5 max., 2x OC4 max. Total of max. 6 frontends

Electrical GND

10 kΩ AGND to chassis, decoupled from RC5e

Data transfer

Via TCP/IP, 2 kS/s default, up to 20 kS/s, 1 MS/s x 8 channels for data streaming

Mounting
Dimensions

32.5 x 28 x 21 cm (RC5e)

Dimensions

32.5 x 28 x 7 cm (SC5)

Weight

8 kg (RC5e)

Weight

4.2 kg (SC5)

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