ProSpect v1.1.24-FalconXn (2018-06-21)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3 or later. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1.1.24-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Added acquisition value risetime optimization, supported by SiToro 0.9.0.
  • Changed the display of minimum pulse pair separation to nanoseconds units for consistency with risetime optimization. The underlying acquisition value remains in Handel remains in samples units (4ns).

Known Issue

When using MCA GATE veto after having run in mapping mode with GATE pixel advance, MCA statistics are incorrect. Power cycling the board or resetting it via the web interface is required to restore accurate MCA GATE Veto statistics. A software fix is in testing and will be included in an upcoming release.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.19 (2018-06-25)

Downloads: Source, x64x86

Programmer's Guide: HTMLPDF

Changes

Full CHANGELOG.txt

Highlighted changes:

  • New acquisition risetime_optimization (added in 1.1.18)
  • Fixed an error setting num_map_pixels_per_buffer to allowed special value -1.
  • Allow reading mapping mode 1 current_pixel after stopping the run.

ProSpect v1.1.22-FalconXn (2018-05-22)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3 or later. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1.1.22-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Added detection of FalconXn to QuickConfig.
  • Added support for mixed module size systems.
  • Changed the "Insert all ROI" in PageSCA to "Sync ROI" to avoid having to delete existing ROIs.
  • Make "Active" column for channels grid clickable to select channels.
  • Allow start run with un-characterized channels. 
  • Added display of un-characterized status ("N-C") in the System tab.

Known Issue

When using MCA GATE veto after having run in mapping mode with GATE pixel advance, MCA statistics are incorrect. Power cycling the board or resetting it via the web interface is required to restore accurate MCA GATE Veto statistics.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.17

Downloads: Sourcex64x86

Note: The header file base64.h was missing from is missing from Handel source packages. Please download and add it to your inc/ folder if you need to rebuild Handel binary.

Programmer's Guide: HTMLPDF

Changes

Full CHANGELOG.txt

Highlighted changes:

  • Moved characterization data from .bin files to the module definition section in the configuration file. Existing configurations with .bin files are upgraded in place while initializing the system. After successfully initializing and saving the system, the .bin files are no longer used by Handel and may be discarded.
  • xiaStartRun now succeeds even if one or more channels lack pulse characterization. Data is not taken for uncharacterized channels. The errors XIA_NO_SPECTRUM and XIA_NOT_ACTIVE are returned when attempting to read the MCA or statistics, respectively. This change is to facilitate quicker starts of multi-channel systems out of the box.
  • Initialization is changed to clear the pulse characterization on the device for channels that do not have characterization data in the INI file. This resolves an inconsistency in which sometimes a channel would run with the pulse characterization from a previous configuration or unsaved INI file.
  • Fixed the detector characterization board operation hanging when a GATE signal was connected but not asserted.
  • MCA statistics run data are now real time and no longer require reading out the MCA data to trigger a refresh of the stats.
  • Updated acquisition values termination and attenuation to support changes in the rack mount FalconX analog front end. The new hardware removes the 50ohm termination setting, leaving only the 1kohm setting. It replaces the "ground" attentuation setting; when connected to such a device, Handel interprets the value 2 as -12 dB. For users who need to support both device generations, the new board operation get_board_features is available to differentiate after connection.
  • Fixed an error with mapping buffer reports full after done.
  • Fixed an analog gain rounding error which could leave an INI file unable to load.
  • Fixed the log file filling the disk with errors if the link is down or the box loses power.
  • Fixed an error incrementing the run number in multi-channel system mapping buffer headers.
  • gate_ignore is now set to 1.0 by default when initializing a system from scratch. This change is to allow MCA mode collection with no GATE and different default GATE input levels at the hardware level.

 

ProSpect v1.1.16-FalconXn (2017-10-20)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3 or later. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1.1.16-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Handel v1.1.16
  • MCA mode with GATE input now collects events only when the GATE is high or low, depending on the setting of GATE polarity. With no GATE input connected, set GATE Polarity to Active High or check Ignore GATE to collect events continuously. This feature is active in firmware release 0.8.7.
  • Removed delay before mapping run start and first polling of mapping buffer, (previously around 300ms due to UI updates).
  • Added option in Tools | Options to set a custom interval for polling of mapping buffer. The actual interval between each buffer polling will included buffer readout time.
  • Fixed mapping buffer file name generation, use 24hr time format for hour.

Known Issue

When using MCA GATE veto after having run in mapping mode with GATE pixel advance, MCA statistics are incorrect. Power cycling the board or resetting it via the web interface is required to restore accurate MCA GATE Veto statistics.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.16

Downloads: Source, x64, x86

Programmer's Guide: HTML, PDF

Changes

Full CHANGELOG.txt

Highlighted changes:

  • Updated to libsinc-c 0.8.7. Backward compatibility is maintained for versions 0.8.3 and later.
  • MCA mode data collection is now limited by the GATE input, according to the settings of acquisition values input_logic_polarity and gate_ignore. With no GATE input connected and the default settings of gate_ignore=0 and input_logic_polarity=XIA_GATE_COLLECT_HI (0), data is collected continuously. If you have a GATE input but do not want to veto MCA data collection, set gate_ignore to 1. This feature is active in firmware release 0.8.7.

ProSpect v1.1.13-FalconXn (2017-07-21)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3 or later. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1.1.13-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Handel v1.1.15
  • Display current run SCA counters in the SCA panel.
  • Enhancements to ROI FWHM measurement.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.15

Downloads: Source, x64, x86

Programmer's Guide: HTML, PDF

Changes

Full CHANGELOG.txt

Highlighted changes:

  • Fixed SCA limits saving incorrectly in some cases.
  • Implemented run data "sca".

ProSpect v1.1.10-FalconXn (2017-05-04)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3 or later. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1.1.10-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Handel v1.1.14, which fixes the manual advance mapping mode behavior of incrementing current pixel number once for each buffer before the user clicks advance.
  • Correctly display scope samples in 8ns units.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.14

Downloads: Source, x64, x86

Programmer's Guide: HTML, PDF

Changes

Full CHANGELOG.txt

Highlighted changes:

  • Fixed manual advance pixel counting in fast mapping mode.
  • Added the read-only acquisition value adc_trace_decimation for computing the sample period for data returned via run data adc_trace.
  • Fixed characterization for multiple module systems.

ProSpect v1.1.6-FalconXn (2017-02-15)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1_1_6-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

There were no user-facing changes in ProSpect FalconXn since the previous release. However, the packaged Handel-SiToro DLLs and SDK were updated with the 1.1.13 changes below. We recommend updating ProSpect if you intend to use Handel-SiToro 1.1.13 in your application.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.13

Downloads: Source, x64, x86

Documentation: Programmer's Guide, PDF

Changes

Full CHANGELOG.txt

Highlighted changes:

  • The data types of several MCA and mapping mode run data types were changed for consistency and to support the full range of the data of the source data on the box. See the full changelog file linked above for details.
  • Added constants for the allowed decay_time values.
  • Fixes to support systems with multiple modules (boxes).
  • Increased the maximum allowed pixels in a fast mapping run to 2^32.

ProSpect v1.0.41-FalconXn (2016-11-18)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.3. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1_0_41-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Added detection filter option max throughput.
  • Added an acquisition value Ignore GATE. When set, this value supports acquiring data through the pixel advance transition while GATE is asserted. Use with input logic polarity to reset the mapping mode spectrum on the rising edge or falling edge of the GATE signal. Input logic polarity setting Active High/Low was removed, as Ignore GATE now allows collecting data with maximal duty cycle.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.11

Downloads: Source, x64, x86

Documentation: Quick Start Guide, PDF

ProSpect v1.0.40-FalconXn (2016-09-08)

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.1-0.8.3. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

ProSpect-1_0_40-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

  • Fix an issue where reloading the configuration in ProSpect results in controls in acquisition tab being grayed out.
  • Support for 0.8.3 firmware.

Handel-SiToro v1.1.10

Downloads: Source, x64, x86

Documentation: Quick Start Guide, PDF. Note: this version of the documentation incorrectly states it is v1.1.12. This is a documentation error; the files do correspond to Handel-SiToro v1.1.10.

ProSpect v1.0.39-FalconXn (2016-06-30)

ProSpect-1_0_39-FalconXN-setup.exe

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.1-0.8.2. This release requires updated firmware on the FalconXN. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

Changes

  • Enable the number of bins control, allowing adjustment from 128-4096 bins.
  • Enable the DC offset control to allow adjustment without re-characterizing the signal.
  • Fix the display of input count rate and livetime statistics when there is no signal.

ProSpect v1.0.38-FalconXn (2016-06-28)

ProSpect-1_0_38-FalconXN-setup.exe

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.1-0.8.2. This release requires updated firmware on the FalconXN. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

Changes

  • Fix to support saving the configuration in a new directory and save corresponding .bin files there.

ProSpect v1.0.36-FalconXn (2016-06-24)

ProSpect-1_0_36-FalconXN-setup.exe

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.1. This release requires updated firmware on the FalconXN. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

Changes

  • Read mapping buffers for all channels for FalconX4 and FalconX8.
  • Scale scope y-axis units to -1,1 to match the units of acquisition controls.
  • Support GATE pixel advance.
  • Display trigger livetime (was energy livetime) in the Spectrum and Mapping tabs.

ProSpect v1.0.34-FalconXn (2016-05-23)

ProSpect-1_0_34-FalconXN-setup.exe

Prerequisites

  • Firmware release 0.8.1. This release requires updated firmware on the FalconXN. Please contact support@xia.com for more information.
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. More information below.

Changes

  • Enable the mapping tab.
  • Cancelling characterization during the optimization phase skips optimization and returns the results acquired at that point instead of clearing the results.
  • Removed coarse bin scale and pulse scale factor acquisition controls. These were temporarily shown read-only but now are hidden implementation details. Use scale factor instead.

ProSpect v1.0.31-FalconXn (2016-04-01)

ProSpect-1_0_31-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

Fixed preset runs ending in an error state. This would cause an error dialog to appear when attempting to start a subsequent run.

ProSpect v1.0.30-FalconXn (2016-03-18)

ProSpect-1_0_30-FalconXN-setup.exe

Changes

Fixed a Handel memory leak appearing as a GDI+ error in ProSpect.

Prerequisites

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

Versions of ProSpect-FalconXN later than 1.0.31 require Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. This prerequisite may be installed on your system by Windows Update. If you run ProSpect and see an error popup indicating ProSpect is unable to load handel.dll, you will need to install the package directly from the Microsoft Download Center. Click Download, check the box for vc_redist.x86.exe, and click Next. Install the package and then restart ProSpect.