Do I need to use the SDK when I am working with a module?

No. The interface of a module (Samtec connector) is not a standard interface that is direct accessible by a PC with whatever operating system.

To interface a digital or analog module you need to know:

  • XSP: Xenics serial protocol or how the protocol works to do the command and control with the module.
    • There is a separate document concerning the XSP protocol
  • Property and register description: Describes what kind of value and at which address you need to talk to the module to control all the properties.
    • You can find this information in the manual of the module.
  • Pin-out of the Samtec connector: Describes the physical lay out of all the pins, communication, video, trigger, power supply, etc..
    • You can find this information in the manual of the module.
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Press Releases
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