The 600A Digital Controller serves to integrate components and provide the researcher control of system operations, data collection and signal analysis. Most importantly, commands and measurements are executed in real-time using a Linux-RTAI operating system. This ensures precise synchronization of equipment and real-time recording. A unique feature of our 600A is its software force and sarcomere length control capability. The 600A provides force control when using a length controller and a separate force transducer and sarcomere length control when using a length controller and our VSL or HVSL sarcomere measurement system.
The system includes our 650A real-time software, a custom PC with Linux OS and on-board 16-bit DAQ and a 604A signal interface with all required cables.
The unit is capable of controlling and receiving input from all 300C series muscle levers, 400A series force transducers, 700 series stimulators and seamlessly connects to all Aurora Scientific Linux-based software products such as 900B VSL and 950A FluoroTrack. This permits everything from a simple force-pCa curve to complete mechanical characterization of the muscle or cell including kTr, length-tension, force-velocity and stiffness.
Also included with the system is an extensive library of standardized experimental protocols, making even the most demanding tests and multi-measurement processes straightforward and simple.