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ANDOR CCD driver

http://www.andor.com

Supported devices

ANDOR CCD Cameras

This driver supports up to 8 cameras but does not support hot-plug due to Andor SDK limitation. All devices should be connected on driver startup.

Supported platforms

This driver is Linux/Intel (32-bit and 64-bit) specific. The user must provide his own copy of Andor SDK. Andor SDK is not free. Please see http://www.andor.com/scientific-software/software-development-kit

License

INDIGO Astronomy open-source license.

Build

This driver is optional and not built by the main indigo Makefile. one should install Andor SDK and then in the indigo source directory do:

make

cd indigo_optional_drivers/ccd_andor

make

Tested to compile against:

  • Andor SDK v.2.95.30003.0
  • Andor SDK v.2.100.30039.0
  • Andor SDK v.2.102.30001.0

Use

In case Andor SDK is not installed on the standard location, ANDOR_SDK_PATH environment variable must be set to the correct path before starting indigo_server. Default ANDOR_SDK_PATH is: "/usr/local/etc/andor".

indigo_server indigo_ccd_andor

Status: Stable

Driver is developed and tested with:

  • Andor iKon-L
  • Andor Newton

NOTES:

Due to Andor SDK limitation it is not possible to take simultaneous exposures with several cameras. Only one camera can take exposure at a given time.