Andor3 Tango device

This is the reference documentation of the Andor3 Tango device.

you can also find some useful information about prerequisite/installation/configuration/compilation in the Andor3 camera plugin section.


Property name Mandatory Default value Description
config_path Yes N/A The configuration path, for linux default is /usr/local/etc/andor/bitflow
camera_number Yes N/A The camera number range is [0-N]
adc_gain No N/A The ADC gain setting, see attribute for possible values
adc_rate No N/A The ADC readout rate, see the attribute for possible values
temperature_sp No N/A The sensor temperature set-point
cooler No N/A To start/stop the cooler, values ON or OFF


Attribute name RW Type Description
adc_gain rw DevString
ADC/Gain pair settings :
  • B11_HI-GAIN
  • B11_LOW_GAIN
  • B16_LH_GAIN
adc_rate rw DevString
The ADC rate:
  • MHZ10
  • MHZ100
  • MHZ200
  • MHZ280
electronic_shutter_mode rw DevString
The electronic shutter:
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:
  • OFF
  • LOW
  • HIGH
frame_rate ro DevDouble The current frame rate, depends of exposure and latency time
max_frame_rate_transfer ro DevSouble The rate transfer of the camera interface card, can be lower than the camera frame rate
readout_time ro DevDouble The readout time of the camera sensor
overlap rw DevString
To enable or disable the overlap mode:
  • ON
  • OFF
spurious_noise_filter rw DevString
To enable or disable the spurious noise filter mode:
  • ON
  • OFF
temperature ro DevShort The current sensor temperature in Celsius
temperature_sp rw DevShort The temperature setpoint in Celsius


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