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EmStat Pico MUX16
16 or 256 channel multiplexer with integrated EmStat Pico
- Great for prototyping a multiplexed EmStat Pico potentiostat module
- 16 individual or 256 combined channels
- Controlled via MethodSCRIPTTM
The EmStat Pico MUX16 is a developer board equipped with an EmStat Pico potentiostat module and a multiplexer and can be used in two modes:
- MUX16 mode where the WE, RE and CE are all switched at the same time. This allows for 16 individual cells to be connected to the board, each with their own WE, RE and CE.
- MUX256 mode where WE and RE+CE combined are switched separately, allowing 256 channels to be addressed as a matrix.
The multiplexer is controlled using 8 digital IO lines, this effectively creates an 8-bit address for the multiplexer. The 4 LSB bits of the multiplexer address switch the WE, the 4 MSB switch the RE and CE.
The embedded EmStat Pico is a proven, tested and calibrated potentiostat module which enables rapid prototyping, no programming skills are needed. With our free-to-use software PSTrace you can perform electrochemical measurements using your own electrochemical sensor. PSTrace generates MethodSCRIPT to easily reproduce your experiments on the EMstat Pico MUX16 as well as on our Market-Ready OEM instruments, or on your custom PCB. Our tested and calibrated modules are used by over 100+ OEM customers in over 30 countries.
Controlling the EmStat Pico MUX16 with your own code
PSTrace 5.8 does not support automatic switching of the EmStat Pico MUX16 in measurements or manual control. Instead, the EmStat Pico module works with the MethodSCRIPTTM language. The following example script can be used to set channel 2.
e\n #configure all 10 GPIO pins as outputs, add "i" to indicate it is an integer \n set_gpio_cfg 0x3FFi 1\n #Select WE2 and RE2/CE2\n set_gpio 0x11i\n \n
For more information on how to control the EmStat Pico MUX16, please refer to the Getting Started with the EmStat Pico MUX16 document. This script can be sent through the PSTrace MethodSCRIPT Sandbox window or any terminal emulator. Many examples for using MethodSCRIPT on different platforms are available on GitHub.
See EmStat Pico module for specifications of the EmStat Pico potentiostat module.
The EmStat Pico MUX16 includes:
- EmStat Pico MUX16 board
- EmStat Pico module (mounted on MUX16 board)
- PSTrace for Windows
- USB flash drive
- USB-C cable
- 3x Flat cable with crimped IDC connectors for the 16 position board connectors
- EmStat Pico MUX16 dummy cell
- Quick Start document
- An activation code card for registering on my.palmsens.com
16 channels in 3-electrodes multiplexer mode
256 channels in 2-electrodes matrix mode
|On resistance||4Ω typical|
|Charge injection||1 pC typical|
|Leakage current||10 pA (per channel) typical at 25 ºC|
Develop software for PC, smartphone or microcontroller
Whether you want to write a simple or advanced Windows application, develop an Android or iPhone app or integrate the EmStat Pico in your own hardware, you can do it with our software development tools and code examples.Overview of software development tools
Software Development Kits for .NET
The PalmSens Software Development Kits (SDKs) for .NET can be used with any of our instruments or OEM potentiostat modules to develop your own software. The SDK’s come with a set of examples that shows how to use the libraries.
PalmSens SDKs with examples are available for the following .NET Frameworks:
- Xamarin (for Android)
MethodSCRIPT™ communications protocol
The EmStat Pico potentiostat module has an on-board parser for the MethodSCRIPT™ scripting language. This language allows developers to program a human-readable script for the EmStat Pico module on any platform or operating system. The simple script language allows for running electrochemical techniques supported by EmStat Pico and makes it easy to combine different measurements and other tasks.
|Introduction to electrochemical sensing – Tutorial The first part of this presentation contains how electrochemistry works and how it can be used for sensing applications. The second half explains what a potentiostat is and which applications are suitable for the EmStat Pico potentiostat offered by PalmSens. Details of the EmStat Pico’s capabilities will be shown, as well as instructions on how to use it.||other||15-07-21|
|MethodSCRIPT Examples for the EmStat Pico MUX16 in Python Use these MethodSCRIPT examples together with the "Getting Started with the Emstat Pico MUX16" guide.||software||30-06-21|
|Getting Started with the Emstat Pico MUX16 This description explains how to address the MUX16, enable the MethodSCRIPT sandbox editor in PSTrace, customize MethodSCRIPT and perform your first measurement using our 16 resistor test cell.||documentation||10-06-21|
|EmStat Pico MUX16 Altium files Altium project files, which include the schematics and PCB layout of the EmStat Pico MUX16.||other||09-06-21|
|EmStat Pico MUX16 3D step file 3D file of the EmSTat Pico MUX16.||other||09-06-21|
|EmStat Pico MUX16 Schematics Schematics of the EmStat Pico MUX16.||documentation||09-06-21|
|EmStat Pico MUX16 Description Description of the EmStat Pico MUX16.||documentation||09-06-21|