External TTL trigger

To automatically start /stop acquisition by means of an external TTL signal follow the following instructions. First, connect an appropriate TTL control signal to the P1.6 (pin #21) of the extension header of the Scanbox board.  The view below shows a top view of the Scanbox control board.  The pin in question is located on…

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TTL synchronization

The simplest way to synchronize external stimulation with the microscope data collection is for the user to generate a TTL signal that is HIGH when the stimulus is on and LOW when it is off. This signal should be split and connected to the TTL1 input of Scanbox and the AUX1 input of the Alazartech card…

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The Heart of Scanbox

The heart of Scanbox is the custom designed card shown below, now in its third revision: Here is a brief summary of the architecture. The card communicates with the host PC through a USB line.  A number of Matlab functions allows one to easily communicate with the card, sending scanning parameters, starting and stopping scanning,…

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