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FW6 Compatible Products (Current)

  • DP5 (FW6 shipped after November 15, 2011)
  • X-123, X-123SDD and X-123CdTe (FW6 shipped after November 15, 2011)
  • DP5G (FW6 only, default from the factory)
  • MCA-8000D including Option PA (FW6 only, default from the factory)
  • Gamma-Rad5 (FW6 only, default from the factory)
  • TB-5 Digital Tube Base (FW6 only, default from the factory)
  • PX5 and PX5-HPGe (FW6 only, default from the factory)

Notes:

  • The above FW6 products must use the DPPMCA display and acquisition software and the SDK for custom applications.
  • The above FW6 products can use an “automatic installation” of the USB drivers via Windows Update for all Windows operating systems. Installation via Windows update is strongly recommended.

FW5 Compatible Products (Legacy)

  • DP5 units as shipped from the factory prior to November 15, 2011 have FW5. The user can upload FW6 into the unit.
  • X-123 units with a DP5 inside as shipped from the factory prior to November 15, 2011 have FW5. The user can upload FW6 into the unit.

Notes:

  • The above FW5 products must use the ADMCA display and acquisition software and the DPP API for custom applications.
  • The above FW5 products can use an “automatic installation” of the USB drivers through Windows Update for the most common operating systems (32 bit XP and both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7). Other operating systems require a manual installation of the USB drivers. Installation through Windows update is strongly recommended if applicable.
  • Reason to upgrade the DP5 to FW6- dp5fw6 (133 KB PDF file)

FW6 (Current)

DPPMCA Display and Acquisition Software v1.0.0.17 – updated Feb. 25, 2016

The DPPMCA program is the main display and acquisition software for FW6.

Click here for a description of the capabilities DPPMCA.

To install the software unzip the contents of the file to your computer. Then run the DPPMCA executable in the DPPMCA directory. The software cannot be run from a CD. It must be copied to your local drive and you must have read/write access to the directory.

dppmca (8 MB zip file)

Firmware Manager v2.00 – updated Feb. 25, 2016

This is the software and firmware that will upgrade a DP5 to FW6. It also downgrades a DP5 from FW6 to FW5.

firmwaremanager (4 MB zip file)

Cross Platform Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) – updated Feb. 25, 2016

The Cross Platform C++ DP5 SDK provides examples of data acquisition display and control for Amptek signal processors.

cross_platform_sdk (12 MB zip file)

Advanced Information

This package includes information on how to control the digital processor using the the USB driver calls and provides complete information on the communication protocols (USB, RS232, Ethernet). It contains an example in VB of how to directly control the devices using the most low-level calls available. This should only be used by experts who need to adapt these devices to non-windows platforms.

dppsoft_3 (4 MB zip file)

FW5 (Legacy)

Reason to upgrade the DP5 to FW6- dp5fw6 (133 KB PDF file)

ADMCA 2.0.0.6 Display and Acquisition Software

To install the software unzip the contents of the file to your computer. Then run the ADMCA executable in the ADMCA directory. The software cannot be run from a CD. It must be copied to your local drive and you must have read/write access to the directory.

admca_dpp (22 MB zip file)

DPP Application Programming Interface (API) 2.x

Amptek supplies an Application Programming Interface (API) for the its digital processors. The API consists of a DLL which offers complete control of every aspect of the device. The DLL can be used by the end user to write custom code in Visual Basic, C++, Lab View, .NET, etc. Complete documentation and examples are included in this package.

dppapi_2 (22 MB zip file)

DPP API for Windows CE/Pocket PC

USB API Interface for Windows CE/Pocket PC.

DP4/PX4/DP5 Digital Pulse Processor API for Window Mobile 5 (ARMV4I) and compatible WinCE ARMV4I type devices.

dppapi_ce (18 MB zip file)

DPP Additional Software

If the user does not want or cannot use the above DLL, Amptek supplies more advanced application development. This package includes information on how to control the digital processor using the the USB driver calls and provides complete information on the communication protocols (USB and RS232). It contains an example in VB of how to directly control the devices using the most low-level calls available. This should only be used by experts who need to adapt these devices to non-windows platforms.

dppsoft_2 (12 MB zip file)