F980 Software | Edinburgh Instruments

F980 Software

F980 is at the heart of all our fluroescence spectrometers and is a fully comprehensive, user-friendly data analysis software package. Irrespective of system configurations, this software provides the user with complete control.

The F980 spectrometer operating software is Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible and is based on a data centred design that enables the user to focus on their measurement.

This guarantees ease-of-use in the operation of a modular and potentially complex spectrometer.


F980 Software

F980 ScreenA unique feature of the F980 software is that all modes of data acquisition, including spectral scanning and lifetime acquisition in both MCS and TCSPC modes, are controlled from within one software package. Modern light sources, detectors, complex sample holders (plate reader, XY sample stages, titrator) and cooler options (thermostated sample holders and cryostats) are supported and fully software controlled.

Comprehensive data import and export facilities are provided to ensure compatibility with many other popular analysis programs. Graphics can be exported to a standard Windows metafile or directly cut and pasted into word processing, graphics and desktop publishing programs.

For more information, or to enquire, please contact a member of our sales team at sales@edinst.com.

Software Functionality for Steady State Spectroscopy  
Measurement ModesControl FeaturesData Manipulation & Display
Signal ratesWavelength selection (λEX & λEM)Arithmetic ( + , - , × , / , append )
Excitation spectraGrating selectionScaling / multiplication factor
Emission spectraSpectral band widthsNormalise
Anisotropy spectraIntegration time per data pointBaseline subtraction
Kinetic measurementsSample selection (multi-position sample wells)Crop range
Synchronous spectraProgrammed excitation shutterSmooth
Corrected spectraProgrammed attenuator2D, 3D, Contour and text
Temperature resolved spectra mapSource and detector selectionGrid ON / OFF
Synchronous spectra mapOnline spectral data correctionDifferentiation / Integration
Excitation-emission mapPost acquisition spectral correctionPeak search
Sample temperature monitoringPolariser selection and orientationCorrection
Reflection measurementsX-Y Sample stage controlAnisotropy (G factor corrected)
Absorption measurementsSample temperature controlLogarithmic / linear scales
Absolute quantum yield measurementsCryostat controlCursor locations
Multiple sample position and well-plate measurementsMicroscope stage controlJoin, split and extract frames
Plate reader controlSpectral correction wizard
Titrator controlAbsolute quantum yield wizard
Chromaticity calculation and display wizard
Software Functionality for Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Measurements  
Measurement ModesControl FeaturesAnalysis Features
Signal ratesWavelength selection for excitation and emission monochromatorsFull data reconvolution using a non-linear least square fitting routine:
Manual lifetime measurementSample selection (multi-position sample holders)Exponential reconvolution or simple tail fit
Multiple lifetime measurementDetector selection (up to 3)1-4 independent exponential decay times, fixed or as free fit parameters
Time resolved excitation spectranF920 flashlamp voltage, frequency control and gas pressure monitor Shift parameters, fixed or as a free fit parameter
Time resolved emission spectraProgrammable iris attenuatorBackground fit, fixed or as a free fit parameter
Fluorescence anisotropyMultiple sourcesChi-squared goodness-of-fit test
Temperature controlled lifetime measurementsPolariser selection and orientationWeighted residuals, Durbin-Watson parameter
Sample temperature monitoringCryostat controlAutocorrelation function
Multiple sample position and well-plate measurementsMeasurement to peak counts or preset timeAnisotropy calculation
Forward or Reverse modeTime resolved spectra
CFD settings on START and STOP: threshold, zero crossing and divider
Channel Selection: 512 - 8192 channels (TCSPC) and 500 - 8000 channels (MCS)
Time Range Selection: 2.5 ns - 50 µs (TCSPC) and 5 ms - 1000 s (MCS)