Current Version(s)

 
 Version     Release Date Stability Notes
4.1.120-May-2015  If upgrading from earlier DAQ4 version note **Additional dlls required for versions 4.0.28+** and change in NIDAQmx version (see table below)
EXE only:  
5.0.7.8


Zipped directories (contains 5.0.7.5):
Unzip and save these files to C/AMS/exe dir
Unzip and save these files to C/AMS/tofdaq dir
Sept-2016 Heavily UsedVersions 5.0.7.5 and above require
 * Tofdaq File Version 1.99.395.0 or higher 
* ADQ FW 18585 and ADQ API 19045
* SingleIon 2.3

See these instructions for checking your current Tofdaq Version
See these instructions for checking your ADQ FW and API version

If you require a FW/API upgrade, contact Joel before updating to 5.0.6.0

If you require a Tofdaq upgrade, download both of the zipped directories and copy/save files to the appropriate directories on your PC, overwriting exsiting files
    * The exe dir contains AMS DAQ 5.0.6.0 and three required Tofdaq dlls
    * The tofdaq dir contains Tofdaq 1.98b (30-Jul02015) exes and dlls and SingleIon2.3

If you have the proper Tofdaq version and only need the latest EXE, download the exe and save to C/AMS/exe  

For PCIe versions of the ADQ, it is recommended that you set TofdaqRecorder exe (found in C/AMS/tofdaq) to 
run as Administrator.  This reduces the risk of Windows hanging when acquisition switches to/from Event Trigger mode.
 
12-Jun-2018        
 Note that it requires upgrade to NIDAQmx 15.5


Installation Requirements

Software.

 Version   NIDAQmx Agilent Acqiris Drivers SP Devices Drivers  .NET Framework Windows Zedgraph.dll
 3.1.0 8.6.1Download  1.1 XP     N/A
 3.1.3 9.1.7Download  3.5 XP or Win7 N/A
 4.0.0-4.0.27 9.1.7Download  3.5 XP or Win7 5.1.5
 4.0.28-36  9.1.7+ Download   3.5 XP or Win7  5.1.5
 4.1.0+
 9.9
Instructions
  Download 4.0 XP or Win7 5.1.5
 5.0.4.0+9.9
Instructions
 Latest Version (ADQ)4.0 XP or Win7 5.1.5
 5.0.8.0+            Instructions  
Latest Version (ADQ)

 4.0 XP or Win7      5.1.5

32/64-bit Processors.

AMS DAQ is a 32-bit program.
All versions can run on a 32-bit system.
Versions 4.0.31 and greater and run on a 32 or 64-bit system.


Hardware.

 NI6602 "Timer Card"  NI6024E *

 NI321* or
NI 6212*

 EyeON* mAMS Acqiris AP240 SP Devices ADQ
 4.0.0+ RequiredRequired Not compatible Not compatible Not compatible RequiredNot Compatible 
 5.0.0+ Not RequiredCompatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Not Compatible

Required

*Indicates hardware that can be used for "slow board" functionality. Only one of these devices is required on a given system.

Installation

First Installation (Version 4)

  1. Request a set of parameter files (.prm) from Joel, save these to:  C:\ToFAMS\ToFAMSCode
  2. Download the latest *.exe from above and save it to a directory of your choice.  For instance, C:\ToFAMS\DAQexe 
  3. Download Required DLLs Part 1 and Part 2 and save to same directory as *.exe 
  4. Install NIDAQmx, Agilent drivers, .NET Framework and Zedgraph using links in table above
    • Save ZedGraph dll the DAQ exe directory you created in step 2
  5. Install NI Cards (6024E and 6602) and Acqiris AP240 via Device Manager
  6. Run DAQ

First Installation (Version 5)

See directions here and related files in table below.

Upgrade DAQ

Upgrade is usually as simple as saving the new DAQ exe to the directory containing your current DAQ exe and the required dlls.  

Certain DAQ upgrades requires simultaneous upgrades in hardware drivers and/or dlls.  The Installation Requirements table above summarizes critical transitions in DAQ requirements.  Special instructions for these upgrades are generally linked from the download table at the top of this page and/or in the Installation Notes folder in the table below.


Upgrade Tofdaq (Version 5)

  1. Download the latest version from link in Supplemental Files Table below
    • Choose appropriate version based on your ADC (ADQ or AP240)
  2. Extract the zip directory 
  3. Copy ALL files from the extracted directory to C/AMS/tofdaq, overwriting existing files with the same name
  4. Copy the files TofDaqDll.dll, TwToolDll.dll, and TwH5Dll.dll from the extracted diretory to C/AMS/exe, overwriting files with the same name
  5. Delete zip directory and extracted directory (you are done with them!)


Supplemental Files

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Notes on first install of version using NIDAQmx 8.6.1(3.0.3-3.1)  Aug 19, 2011, 11:51 AM Joel Kimmel
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Standalone program for movement of chopper, TOF Triggering, and monitor/save of slow board voltages. Should be saved to same directory as DAQ exe.  Aug 19, 2011, 8:40 AM Joel Kimmel
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Additional dlls required for DAQ 4.0.28+  2075k v. 2 Feb 13, 2013, 9:54 AM Joel Kimmel
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ipf for compressing (gzip) existing ToF-AMS HDF files By D. Sueper.  Aug 22, 2011, 3:23 PM Joel Kimmel
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Generate a TPS .set file from a ToF-AMS Menu file (.prm). Save to ToFAMS exe directory  Aug 22, 2011, 3:25 PM Joel Kimmel
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A simple exe for diagnosing certain AMS problems. Use only if instructed to do so. Save to AMS PC, run, and email generated text to Joel.  Aug 22, 2011, 3:24 PM Joel Kimmel
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Zip directory containing dlls necessary for ToF-AMS DAQ. Files should be saved to directory containing DAQ exe.   Nov 2, 2012, 2:37 PM Joel Kimmel
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Igor routine for display of RT data. By D. Sueper. Save to C:\ToFAMS\ToFAMSData\LogFiles\TimeTrace  Aug 19, 2011, 8:40 AM Joel Kimmel
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Manual for the multiplex chopper control box  128k v. 2 Jun 26, 2013, 9:26 AM Joel Kimmel
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Technical summary of LS mode operation.  1631k v. 2 Jan 9, 2013, 2:31 PM Joel Kimmel
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For systems using ADQ1600. Right click and save to AMS/menus.  Oct 30, 2013, 2:17 PM Joel Kimmel
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For systems using AP240. Right click and save to AMS/menus  Oct 30, 2013, 2:17 PM Joel Kimmel
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Save contents to AMS/exe. Contains all dlls for AMS DAQ5  Oct 30, 2013, 2:21 PM Joel Kimmel
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For systems with ADQ1600. Right click and download to AMS/menus. Rename as hardware.xml.  Oct 30, 2013, 2:37 PM Joel Kimmel
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For system with AP240, right click and save to AMS/menus. Rename as hardware.xml  Oct 30, 2013, 2:36 PM Joel Kimmel
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Download and save dll to C/AMS/exe  Jun 5, 2014, 3:57 PM Joel Kimmel
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Sample menu for all systems. Right click and save to AMS/menus  Oct 30, 2013, 2:22 PM Joel Kimmel
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Sample menu for all systems. Right click and save to AMS/menus  Oct 30, 2013, 2:20 PM Joel Kimmel
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