NOTE: The Mini-X has been discontinued and replaced by the Mini-X2. Software on this page is only compatible with the Mini-X. For Mini-X2 software click here.
NOTE: We have upgraded the Mini-X USB drivers. If this is your first time installing the Mini-X on a particular machine, please allow Windows Update to install the drivers automatically. If you have previously installed the Mini-X on a machine you will need to uninstall the old drivers from Add Remove Programs or Programs and Features and then unplug and re-insert the USB to the Mini-X again to make Windows Update install the new drivers.
Please make sure to then use the below version of the Mini-X Control Software.
Compatibility: The Mini-X control software and the API are compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8/10, both 32 and 64-bit. However, Amptek highly recommends using the Professional version of any Microsoft operating system (Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, etc.)
The Mini-X software is only for use with the USB controlled Amptek Mini-X X-Ray Tube (and for the MX-50 Mini-X OEM controller). It will NOT control other X-Ray tubes. It is a simple control panel that enables the user to change voltage and current, and to turn the tube on and off.
minix (3 MB)
It is highly recommended to use Windows Update to automatically install the drivers. If a manual installation is need please download the below file.
The API is used to write custom software to control the Mini-X. Examples with source code in C++, VB, VB.NET are provided. This is not needed to operate the Mini-X using the Mini-X Control Software, it is only for custom application development.
minixapi (3 MB)
There is no compiled Linux software for the Mini-X. However, below is the information on the USB controller, the source code of the above DLL, and sample C code that was written for a 40 kV version of the Mini-X by an Amptek customer. You will need to modify this file using the programmer’s guide included with the DLL above for 50 kV.
The Mini-X uses the FTDI USB chip (FT2232D): http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/FT2232C.htm.