Extensive Software Support saves Time
Software support is becoming increasingly important in nanopositioning applications. There is a need for flexibility in the vendor's software to enable the user to switch hardware without rewriting the code and to upgrade or switch between various interfaces -USB, TCP/IP, RS-232, real time parallel interfaces, even analog -without starting from scratch. Synchronization between commanded motion and execution of the command can be paramount in leading-edge applications.
Digital controllers come with a large variety of software tools, such as the PIMikroMove graphic user interface or the NanoCapture™ system analysis program. Additional LabVIEW drivers and DLL’s for easy setup, system optimization and integration in application-specific programs are included. Comprehensive documentation, Online Help and sample code offer added value. Even analog systems can be controlled with PI’s LabVIEW driver set, optionally with HyperBit functionality.
PI controllers and software are based on the novel GCS Universal Command Set. This platform independet architecture decouples positioning hardware and controller and allows seamless integration of motion systems into application control software. More on GCS and PI Software Tools.