ScanImage® Changes

This page is a collection of changes for each major release of ScanImage®.

2021.0.0

New Features

Hardware support

Improvements

  • Faster startup time.

  • Zaber stages: drag live image to move stages. Example

  • Zaber stages: add support for lockstep

  • Channel histogram: add statistics (mean, std)

  • New Beams backend and GUI

  • Add advanced configuration settings for beam calibration

  • Galvos: allow to configure offset voltage

Bug fixes

  • Fix Photostim triggering

  • vDAQ + linear scanning: setting log average to > 1 corrupts saved Tiff files

  • Stability improvements

Known issues

  • vDAQ: photostim does not control piezo objective positioner

  • NI FlexRIO: laser trigger + sample masking returns incorrect data

2020.1.4

ScanImage® Basic

  • Fix FastZ Optimization

Fixes

  • Fix rare vDAQ init failure

  • Fix simulated vDAQ display

  • Fix looped slow stacks

2020.1.3

ScanImage® Basic

  • Waveform test fixes

Bug Fixes

  • vDAQ setting input fixes

  • Slow stack loop fixes

  • Thorlab Kineses deinit fixes

2020.1.2

vDAQ

  • Fix ADC init issue with daughter board ADCs

Fixes

  • Fix overriding valid config in config editor

  • Fix missing file error in Newport folder.

Misc

  • Warn if floating control line opens digital shutter

2020.1.1

PI Piezo Driver Changes

  • Default to closed loop.

vDAQ Fixes

  • Signal conditioning GUI

  • Uniform sampling with Resonant Scan

Thorlabs Kinesis Fixes

  • Benchtop motor controller

Misc Fixes

  • Remove Visual C++ runtime

  • Enforce Beam power limits

  • Motor movement after pointing scanners

Enhancements

  • Large stack start performance

2020.1.0

High speed vDAQ support

  • Photon counting

  • Time Multiplexed Acquisition

Motor system

  • Software limits for Z motion

  • New driver for Thorlabs Kinesis motors

  • New Zaber stage driver (requires Matlab 2017b or later)

  • New Scientifica stage driver

  • New Marzhauser Tango driver

Cameras

  • uManager 2.0 support

SLM photostimulation

  • improved workflow for SLM alignment

NOTE: when upgrading from an older ScanImage® version, the SLM alignment needs to be redone.

Bugfixes

  • Fix triggering in Meadowlark SLMs

  • vDAQ: allow configuration of clock outputs

  • vDAQ: fix I2C configuration

  • vDAQ: improve performance on AMD processors

  • RggScan: fix saving/loading of alignment matrix

  • PicoQuant FLIM: fix stack acquisition

  • LinScan: crashes in Matlab 2020 when acquiring with NI RIO hardware

System requirements

  • Increase minimum supported Matlab version to R2017a

2020.0.0

Enhanced user experience

  • New configuration editor

  • Apply configuration changes without restart

  • Breakout panel visualization for vDAQ

  • Device widgets

  • New beams system

  • USB connection for PI Piezos

National Instruments

  • NI DAQmx 20.1 support

Bugfixes

  • LinScan + 6110: Fix synchronization issue

Compatibility Note

  • Machine Data Files and Configuration files

  • from SI versions before 2020 cannot be reused

2019bR1

vDAQ

  • NEW Support vDAQ firmware A1

  • Mirrorcle support

  • Improved DMA transfer

National Instruments

  • NI DAQmx 19.6 support

Bugfixes

  • LinScan logging issues

  • Three photon feature bugs

  • Bounded stacks beam depth adjustment bug

  • Scan path alignment issues

  • SLM + Galvo alignment routine issues

Meadowlark SLM

  • Enable triggering support

2019bR0

  • vDAQ Support

  • Live Motor Updates

  • New Stack Controls

  • 3D Shot workflow

2019aR1

Bugfixes

  • Thorlabs BScope microscope

  • SLM wavefront correction file

  • ‘smooth’ SLM LUT calibration

2019aR0

2018bR1

  • Various bug fixes

  • Improvements to Camera View GUI.

2018b

2018a

2017b

  • Motion Correction for Z

  • Improved Galvo Waveforms

  • Eliminated FastZ Volume Period Adjustment

  • Custom Header Properties

  • Data Overwrite Warning

  • Various fixes and overhauls

Bug Fixes

  • PZAdjust

  • Tile Display

  • Rolling Stripe Data

  • FastZ

  • Pure Analog Devices

2016b

Feature

  • SLM & Galvo/Galvo targeted Photostimulation

Support

  • 2P Mesoscope

  • multi-ROI (mROI) imaging

  • FastZ step mode

  • Motion Correction

  • Online Analysis

  • Arbitrary Line Scanning

Improvments

  • Optimization and caching of waveform AO’s