DOWNLOAD beta version MCA Terminal configurator 05/04/2020 (first release)
MCA Terminal is a calibration terminal software for MCA ver.3 Multi Channel Analyzer. The software will allow you to perform channel to energy calibration of the unit, visually estimate calibration function linearity, download and view CSV data files from the unit memory, make quick erase of the entire data storage, export spectrum screenshots and send any custom command to the unit.
The version after 188.8.131.52b inlcudes live spectrum uploading with high baudrate speed. It allows to use the MCA Terminal with any hardware MCA that can send a spectrum thorough USB-UART in a compatible protocol. The protocol for sending the spectrum from hardware to computer is very simple. MCA Terminal was tested with 1023-4095 channels and standard 115200 baudrate. You can set your MCA parameters in config.xml file. For more details about communication protocol please refer uart_commands_for_live_data.txt
Here is the short video demonstration of Live Data mode:
Current version of the software is the beta version, you are welcome to send me an email if you see any bug. The software require Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 installed on your computer.
To use the MCA Terminal with MCA v.3 hardware I suggest to update to the latest 3.5 version of the unit firmware or, at least, to check if your unit has two possible channel-to-energy calibration ways: linearization and polynomial. You are welcome to contact me to get the latest firmware hex file for your MCA v.3 hardware.
If your unit run on old firmware and has only linearization function then you still can use the MCA Terminal by sending calibration points data manually. Anyway, I suggest to keep in touch with me because I want to continue to update MCA v.3 firmware and MCA Terminal software to allow access for more calibration parameters.