The SPMagic R2 is a low-cost, compact solution
intentionally designed as an open, customizable SPM Control System.
SPMagic R2 consists of a computer driven SPM controller equipped with
both AFM and STM signal conditioning electronics, capable of
implementing further measuring techniques such as SNOM or others.The
system can be connected with one of our precision high voltage
amplifiers suitable for interfacing home-built as well as commercial
measuring heads. The system is a self-consistent instrument which can be
used as-it-is (just turn on the power and go !)as well as in a variety
of different setups, since all signals are avalilable at the front panel
and can be used to customize the setup, even in conjunction with add-on
external equipments.The software allows the control of all the available
features and directly drives the data acquisition. Extra analog input
channels are available for further improving the experimental
capabilities.The SPMagic R2 controller provides different types of XYZ
scan signals and can therefore be easily connected with many types of
High Voltage amplifiers, either choosen among our models or from thirdy
part prooducers. In particular, the system provides outputs directly
compatible with most piezoactuator Companies’ standards. Among them we
can quote PiezoSystemJena, Physik Instrumente, Staveley sensors Inc and
others.We produce our T-100, T-400, T-700 SPM-devoted HV amplifiers as
well as many other models suitable for special piezoelements.
All available signals
are present at the front panel, which enables easy and fast
customization of the experimental setup.
Full 18/16 bit data
acquisition electronics. The AD/DA sections of the controller
are embedded in a PCI card which also provides the system with
sinchronization and digital I/O signals.
Positioning 16 bit
DAC technology plus 16 bit scan DAC allows to maximize the
scanning resolution at any scan dimension.
The controller if
fully software-controlled. No front panel switches and pots !
Just open the user interface window or pop up panel dedicated to
a certain section and perform all settings and regulations from
there. New software releases will be free and downloadable from
our web site. Our company ensures that support on the driving
software will be continued for years.
The flexible software
control allows easy and fast setting even when external devices
are used for particular experimental setups. In these cases,
choose the correct plugs at the front panel, connect them to
your equipment and easily switch the signal path from the
An AFM measuring head
can be included; it is a compact and flexible solution featuring
a four quadrant detection system together with an
intensity-regulable laser diode. Plane scan ranges vary from 1x1
Ám up to 100x100 Ám. Custom ranges are available upon request,
just specify the range you need at the order time !
The system allows
contact deflection, topography and torsion measurements, as well
as tapping mode imaging with the integrated LetItTap module,
force-distance curve and maps. Specific additional measurements
can be easily setup.
STM measurements are
perforfed using an external, shielded, high precision lin/log
current preamplifier, directly connected to the controller STM