Quick Start Guide¶
This section describes a quick way to get the MLA and software running.
Install the IMP MLA software using the download link provided by Intermodulation Products.
Connect power to the MLA using the supplied power adapter.
Connect the MLA to the computer using an Ethernet cable. For optimal performance use an internal Ethernet-port on the computer to connect to the MLA, and if needed, a USB-Ethernet dongle for additional network connections.
Turn on the MLA.
Set computer IP address to 192.168.42.1 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0. For example on Windows:
Network and Internet->
Network and Sharing Center.
Locate the network adapter: In the left panel choose
Change adapter settings. To identify which adapter corresponds to the Ethernet card connected to the MLA, turn off the MLA. There should be a red cross on the adapter icon with the text
Network cable unplugged. About half a minute after the MLA is turned on the red cross will disappear and the text changes to
Configure the MLA adapter: Right click again on the MLA adapter and choose
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4)and click
Use the following IP addressand fill in the following
IP address: 192.168.42.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Start the IMP MLA software.
Message Log panelcloses the initialization sequence is done, use the menu bar and select “Run script” -> “built-in” -> “default.py” to open a standard set of control panels.
Connect Signal Output 1+ to Signal Input 1+. You should now see a signal in the time domain and spectrum.
The instrument is equipped with high precision SMA connectors. They should be handeled carefully for maximum life time. Use only your fingers or the supplied SMA torque wrench when connecting cables.
Change the amplitude of the first tone in the
Lockin setup panel. Press
Write to MLAto effect the change.
Additional functions can be found in the menu bar under “Panels”.