An update of the data acquisition software for the PicoHarp 300 Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting system from PicoQuant is now available. Version 2.0 provides several new features in the user interface together with a real-time correlator for Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS). It also supports control for further monochromator models, permitting the automated recording of Time-Resolved Emission Spectra (TRES). The new version also provides device drivers for the latest 64-bit versions of Windows for the AMD x64 architecture.
The software allows multi-detector routing with a new router model, the PHR 800. This device supports PMTs as well as NIM and TTL SPAD detectors. The new software also provides improvements for the instrument's Time-Tagged Time-Resolved (TTTR) mode, notably a real-time correlator. External markers for synchronisation with other processes can be recorded in TTTR mode, providing synchronisation with virtually all existing imaging devices including laser scanning microscopes (LSM). Dedicated upgrade kits for widespread microscope models are available. This enables the recording of fluorescence lifetime images with these systems at virtually any resolution and size.