ContactSitemapLogin 
nanonis
HomeSPM-ControllerQuantum TransportPLLApplicationsReferencesCompany  
   
 

Software Upgrades and Updates


The Nanonis SPM Control System software is constantly evolving with the aim of providing the most advanced solutions for the latest demands of fundamental and applied research. Regular updates (in addition to numerous bug fixes) often include new functionality or support for new add-on modules. Software Version 4 (launched with the BP4 in 2007) has received hundreds of new functions over the years through regular updates.

The current development status of the main software versions:

  • Version 5 is the current actively developed Nanonis software version. New functionalities and new add-on modules will be developed only for this version of the software, and will not be transferred to older versions. V5 software requires a RC5 real-time controller (BP5 or BP4.5 or OC4.5-S)
  • Version 4.5 will have limited updates. There are no plans for new functionality to be added to this version of the Nanonis software. V4.5 requires a RC4 or RC5 real-time controller (BP4 or BP4.5 or OC4.5-S). RC4s with serial number below 380 are not supported.
  • Version 4 development is stopped, meaning that from January 2015 there will be no further software updates available.
  • Version 3 software is not supported anymore.

Updates within the same software version are free of charge and can be downloaded from the SPECS Zurich Extranet site. For upgrades, meaning to a newer version, please contact us for more information.

The Following Software Upgrade Options are Available:

  Upgrade from Software V4 to V4.5
Compatible instruments: RC4 with serial number above and including 380
Not compatible for this upgrade: RC4 with serial number below 380, RTPC, first-generation PXI systems

The upgrade includes:
  • Increase of internal number of channels from 24 to 48. Increase of available physical inputs for dual-OC4 users.
  • SafeKey function for prevention of erroneous entries
  • Improved graph and chart display options
  • Dual-channel oscilloscope with post- and pre-trigger
  • Possibility to paste multiple images in the scan control background. Letterbox scanning and region of interest functionality.
  • Improved scan inspector
Please contact us for further information about this upgrade.

  Upgrade from Software V4.5 to V5
Compatible instruments: RC5
Not compatible for this upgrade: RC4, RTPC, first-generation PXI systems

The upgrade includes:
  • Completely redesigned user interface and improved user experience
  • ScanGrid functionality for simultaneous scanning and spectroscopy measurements
  • Improved signal processing with advanced filtering for lock-in add-on module and oscillation control module (requires OC4)
  • Multifrequency functionality for oscillation control module (requires OC4)
  • TrueDissipation (pat. pend.) functionality (requires dual OC4)
  • Support for real-time scripting (add-on module)
  • Support for all future developments and add-on modules within this software version. Add-on modules come at extra cost.
Important information for BP4.5 users: Please contact us for a free upgrade to V5! 

Important EOL information:

The following discontinued instrument models can be repaired but not replaced anymore:
  • All 19" rack-mounted instruments except RTPC
  • RC4 with serial number above and including 380
  • All SC4
The following discontinued instrument models have reached their end-of-life and repairs cannot be guaranteed anymore:
  • RTPC (19" rack-mount)
  • 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 instrument models have reached their end-of-life and no repair service or support will be provided anymore:
  • First generation PXI-based real-time controller
In case of hardware failure the instruments need to be replaced by an instrument of the currently available product line.

 


Back  |   Print Page

nanonis   News & Events
New application note library online

Announcing our two new application notes galleries to highlight results from our SPM control system as well as the new Nanonis Tramea QTMS.

More »

Press release

attocube systems AG and SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH announce a collaboration in the field of quantum transport measurements at low temperatures (read more)

All News »

nanonis   Address
        SPECS Zurich GmbH
        Technoparkstrasse 1
        8005 Zurich
        Switzerland

        Tel.:    +41-44 445 18 25
        Fax:    +41-44 445 18 26
        Mail: info@specs-zurich.com
                support@specs-zurich.com

© 2017 by Nanonis Powered by MySign