What software can I use with the RatioMaster™?
The RatioMaster™ comes with the renowned FelixGX™ software for both process control and analytical capabilities of all of your data. I use Labview in my Lab.
Can I control the RatioMaster™ in Labview?
Yes the RatioMaster™ is fully compatible with labview. We have example Vi's to help you implement the system into Labview.
What Operating systems can I use with FelixGX™?
Currently, Windows XP, Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit.
I have a routine I need to run in the software can I write Macro's in FelixGX™?
Yes, the software comes with an easy to use VB based Macro recorder allowing for unsurpassed flexibility in acquisition, calculation and display of data.
Are there third party software packages that will run the RatioMaster™?
Yes, there are several software packages that will run the RatioMaster™. Check with your local representative for more information.
What kind of electronics do I need to run the RatioMaster™?
The RatioMaster™ comes with an electronic USB interface called the ASOC-10 to control both the excitation (DRX) and emission PMT's.
Do I need to install a Card in my PC like a PCI card?
No the ASOC-10 interface does not require you to install anything in your PC to control and read out the RatioMaster™ data.
Is it an advantage not to have a card in my PC?
Yes there are two main advantages. Ease of use, you can even run the system from a notebook. "speed critical data acquisition electronics" from the host PC, there is NO need for an interface card to be plugged into the host computer bus. The host computer runs a controlling program and communicates instructions to the ACOC-10. This process off loads the critical data acquisition tasks and frees up the host PC's processor. Since no data capture boards are on the host PC bus, hardware conflicts have essentially been eliminated, thus stabilizing the remote data capture system.
What kind of interface to my PC does the ASOC-10 have?
The standard interface is via USB 2.0 connection.
Can I run other instruments in my lab from the ASOC-10?
Yes, the ASOC-10 comes with (4) Analog, IN (2) TTL IN and (2) TTL OUT , (4) Digital Inputs as well as (4) DAC’s
Can I use the RatioMaster™ with a MAC?
No, at this time PTI does not offer support for Mac OS. However Intel based Macs can run Windows XP via Apple's "BootCamp". FelixGX™ can run on Windows XP, Win7 using Apple's "BootCamp".
Can I export my data from FelixGX™ into Excel?
Yes, PTI has an easy to use export function.