Merlin Tango device

This is the reference documentation of the Merlin Tango device.

you can also find some useful information about the camera models/prerequisite/installation/configuration/compilation in the Merlin camera plugin section.

Properties

Property name Mandatory Default value Description
HostName Yes none The detector IP address
CmdPort No 6431 The tcp command port
DataPort No 6432 The tcp data port
ImageWidth No 512 The number of detector pixels
ImageHeight No 512 The number of detector rasters
Chips No 4 The number of detector medipix3 chips
Simulate No 0 Command simulation mode

Attributes

Attribute name RW Type Description
acqRunning ro DevBoolean Is acquisition active
chargeSumming rw DevString Charge Summming mode (ON/OFF)
colourMode rw DevString Colour mode (MONOCHROME/COLOUR)
continuousRW rw DevString Continuous Collection (ON/OFF)
counter rw DevString Counter (COUNTER0/COUNTER1/BOTH)
depth rw DevString Counter depth (BPP1/BPP6/BPP12/BPP24)
fileDirectory rw DevString Directory name if saving on Merlin PC
fileEnable rw DevString Enable file saving to Merlin PC (ON/OFF)
fileName rw DevString Filename if saving on Merlin PC
gain rw DevString Gain Settings (SHGM/HGM/LGM/SLGM)
operatingEnergy rw DevFloat Energy keV (0 < e < 999.99)
softwareVersion ro DevFloat Software version number
temperature ro DevFloat Temperature degrees C
threshold0 rw DevFloat Threshold 0 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold1 rw DevFloat Threshold 1 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold2 rw DevFloat Threshold 2 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold3 rw DevFloat Threshold 3 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold4 rw DevFloat Threshold 4 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold5 rw DevFloat Threshold 5 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold6 rw DevFloat Threshold 6 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
threshold7 rw DevFloat Threshold 7 keV (0 < th < 999.99)
triggerStartType rw DevString Trigger start mode (INTERNAL/RISING_EDGE_TTL/FALLING_EDGE_TTL/RISING_EDGE_LVDS/FALLING_EDGE_LVDS/SOFT)
triggerStopType rw DevString Trigger stop mode (INTERNAL/RISING_EDGE_TTL/FALLING_EDGE_TTL/RISING_EDGE_LVDS/FALLING_EDGE_LVDS/SOFT)
triggerOutTTL rw DevString TTL Trigger stop mode (TTL/LVDS/TTL_DELAYED/LVDS_DELAYED/FOLLOW_SHUTTER/ONE_PER_ACQ_BURST/SHUTTER_AND_SENSOR_READ/OUTPUT_BUSY)
triggerOutLVDS rw DevString LVDS Trigger stop mode (TTL/LVDS/TTL_DELAYED/LVDS_DELAYED/FOLLOW_SHUTTER/ONE_PER_ACQ_BURST/SHUTTER_AND_SENSOR_READ/OUTPUT_BUSY)
triggerOutTTLInvert rw DevString TTL Trigger invert mode (NORMAL/INVERTED)
triggerOutLVDSInvert rw DevString LVDS Trigger invert mode (NORMAL/INVERTED)
triggerOutTTLDelay rw DevLong64 TTL Trigger delay ns (0 < del < 68719476720)
triggerOutLVDSDelay rw DevLong64 LVDS Trigger delay ns (0 < del < 68719476720)
triggerUseDelay rw DevString Use Trigger delay (ON/OFF)
thScanNum rw DevLong Threshold number to scan (0 < n < 7)
thStart rw DevFloat Threshold scan start energy keV (0 < e < 999.99)
thStep rw DevFloat Threshold scan step energy keV (0 < e < 999.99)
thStop rw DevFloat Threshold scan stop energy keV (0 < e < 999.99)

Commands

Command name Arg. in Arg. out Description
Init DevVoid DevVoid Do not use
State DevVoid DevLong Return the device state
Status DevVoid DevString Return the device state as a string
SoftTrigger DevVoid DevVoid Perform soft trigger
Abort DevVoid DevVoid Abort
THScan DevVoid DevVoid Perform threshold scan
ResetHW DevVoid DevVoid Reset

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