Andor Tango device

This is the reference documentation of the Andor Tango device.

you can also find some useful information about prerequisite/installation/configuration/compilation in the Andor camera plugin section.


Property name Mandatory Default value Description
adc_speed No max. The adc/Horiz. speed pair
baseline_clamp No Off Clamping for baseline threshold, ON or OFF
camera_number No N/A The camera number, default is 0
cooler No Off Start/stop the cooling system of the camera mode
config_path No N/A The configuration path, for linux default is /usr/local/etc/andor
fast_ext_trigger No Off Fast external trigger mode, see Andor documentation for usage
high_capacity No High_capacity Camera can run in two modes, HIGH_CAPACITY or HIGH_SENSITIVITY
p_gain No max. The preamplifier gain [X1-Xn] (see detector spec.)
shutter_level No High The shutter output level mode
temperature_sp No N/A The temperature setpoint in Celsius
vs_speed No fasten The vertical shift speed (see detector spec.)


Attribute name RW Type Description
adc_speed rw DevString The ADC and Horizontal shift speed, in ADCchannel/Freq.Mhz, check the documentatio for more help (*)
baseline_clamp rw DevString
The baseline clamping for threshold: (**)
  • ON
  • OFF
cooler rw DevString
Start/stop the cooling system of the camera mode:
  • ON, the cooler is started
  • OFF, the cooler is stopped
cooling_status ro DevString The status of the cooling system, tell if the setpoint temperature is reached
fan_mode rw DevString
The FAN mode for extra-cooling: (**)
fast_ext_trigger rw DevString
Fast external trigger mode, see Andor documentation for usage Mode are:
  • ON, fast mode, the camera will not wait until the a keep clean cycle has been completed before accepting the next trigger
  • OFF, slow mode
high_capacity rw DevString
Off/On the High Capacity mode: (**)
p_gain rw DevString The preamplifier gain from X1 to Xn (see detector spec.) (*)
shutter_level rw DevString
The shutter output level mode:
  • LOW”, output TTL low signal to open shutter
  • HIGH, output TTL high signal to open shutter
temperature ro DevShort The current sensor temperature in Celsius
temperature_sp rw DevShort The temperature setpoint in Celsius
timing ro Spectrum The exposure and latency times
vs_speed rw DevString The vertical shift speed, in us/pixel (*)

(*) Use the command getAttrStringValueList to get the list of the supported value for these attributes.

(**) These attributes can not be supported by some camera models and the return value will be set to UNSUPPORTED.


Command name Arg. in Arg. out Description
Init DevVoid DevVoid Do not use
State DevVoid DevLong Return the device state
Status DevVoid DevString Return the device state as a string
getAttrStringValueList DevString: Attribute name DevVarStringArray: String value list Return the authorized string value list for a given attribute name