Serial communication configuration
- data rate: 9600 bps
- data length: 8 bits
- start bit: 1 bit
- stop bit: 1 bit
- parity: none
- flow control: CTS/RTS
The COM port
The pin assignment of the COM port on the back panel of Eclipse E1000 is different from that of RS-232 specification. The most notable is +5V power supply on #9. This is used for the barcode reader, but may damage circuits when connected to the regular RS-232.
An RS-232 modem cable with a female D-sub 9 terminal on the both ends like SANWA supply KR-M1 (www.sanwa.co.jp) can be modified for the connection.
E-1000 COM port
Output voltage on #3 & 5: ‘1’ = -9 V; ‘0’ = +9V
- [a…a] command string
- [b] delimiter (CR = 0x0D)
Stage Z controls
Read the current Z position
SR0 -> SR0[position]
‘->’ indicates responce. Actual responses has no prefix.
Move the stage to specified position
S0C[position] -> S0C[ACK] ([ACK]= 0x06)
Specify the position in 6 digit HEX. (eg. ).
Move the stage upwards
S0D[Δposition] -> S0D[ACK]
Specify Δposition in 6 digit HEX. (eg. ).
0003E8 (1000 in decimal) =50µm.
Move the stage downwards
S0E[Δposition] -> S0E[ACK]
ND filter controls
These commands are listed but not confirmed by our installation.
Read the current ND filter position
NMR -> NMR[xx] ([xx] see the table below)
Set the ND filter to specified position
NMC[xx] -> NMC[ACK]
Epi-illumination filter controls
When sending commands to the epi-illumination unit via E1000, add prefix T3 to each command. eg.
Read the current filter position
T3EFA -> T3EFA[position]
[position] = 1 – 8
Move the filter forwards
T3EFP -> T3EFD[ACK]
Move the filter backwards
T3EFM -> T3EFD[ACK]
Move the filter to the specified position
T3EFD[position] -> T3EFD[ACK]
- E1000/E1000M Instructions
Information on the serial terminal on p.41.
- Internal technical documents