FreezeFrame Hardware Installation

FREEZEFRAME HARDWARE INSTALLATION GUIDE
Install the IMAQ image acquisition software and then the PCI-14XX board
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Before installing the video board, load the NI-IMAQ (software from the CD provided with the
video board.
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Shut down the computer and plug the PCI-1405 (ACT-655) board (for single camera system) or
the PCI-1410 (ACT-610) board (for multi-camera system) into the open PCI-slot that is closest
to the processor.
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Restart the computer.
Camera connections
Single camera
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Connect the camera output connector to the "Video" input BNC on the PCI-1405 (ACT-655)
using the BNC cable provided.
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Connect the camera to the 24VAC power supply using the two-stranded wire provided. Polarity
is unimportant since this is a 24V AC power supply. Use only the screw terminals labeled 24
Volts, not the ground terminal.
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Plug the power supply into any wall outlet.
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Two cameras
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Set up camera one as described above.
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Connect the multi-pin cable assembly provided to the PCI board.
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Connect the "video out" BNC connector on cameras 2 V1.
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Connect the CSYNCOUT BNC on the video board to the T connector on camera 2.
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Connect camera 2 to a 24VAC power supply as above.
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Plug the power supplies into any wall outlet.
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Four cameras
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Connect the multi-pin cable assembly and the National Instruments A6822 breakout box (ACT700) to the PCI board.
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Connect the "video out" BNC connector on cameras 1 2, 3 and 4 to V0, V1, V2 and V3.
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Put one BNC T-connector on the GEN LOCK (or SYNC IN) plug on cameras 2 and 3.
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Connect the CSYNCOUT BNC on the video board to the T connector on camera 2.
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Connect the other side of the T-connector on camera 2 to the T-connector on camera 3.
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Connect the other side of the T-connector on camera 3 to the GEN LOCK/SYNC IN connector
on camera 4.
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Connect each camera to a 24VAC power supply as above.
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Plug the power supplies into any wall outlet.
V0
Camera 4
24 VDC
Gen Lock
Video
CSYNCOUT
Camera 3
24 VDC
Gen Lock
Video
24 VDC
Gen Lock
Video
Power
Supply 2
Camera 2
24 VDC
Gen Lock
Video
Power
Supply 1
Camera 1
V1
V2
V3
Power
Supply 4
Power
Supply 3
ACT-700 (IMAQ-A6822)
Configure the PCI-1405 (ACT-655) and PCI-1410 (ACT-610) Interface Cards
Before putting the PCI-1405 or PCI-1410 Image Acquisition board into your computer, install National
Instruments NI-IMAQ driver software, version 3.1.3 or later.
Once the drivers are installed, shutdown, install the PCI-1405 or PCI-1410 into your computer. If using
the PCI-1410, connect it to the IMAQ-A6822 and restart your computer. To configure the board and
cameras, open National Instrument's Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX). It's icon should be
on the desktop (or use the start menu).
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In the Configuration list (left column) select:
o
My System
Devices and Interface
NI-IMAQ Devices
img0:IMAQ PCI-1410
Channel 0: RS-170
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Select the Operating Mode tab at the bottom of the window
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Set "Video Lock Mode" to "Channel 0" (Leave PCLK Source at "Internal 1x")
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Select the Acquisition Parameters tab
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Set "Bit Depth" to " 8 bit"
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All other Acquisition Parameters should be left at their default values:
o
Acquisition Window Left, Top, Width and Height: 120, 21, 640, 480
o
Frame Timeout: 1000
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o
Field/Frame Mode: Frame (Interlaced). First Frame: Odd
o
Digital Filter: None
o
Reference Level White and Black: 0.700 and 0.000
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In the Configuration list, select Channels 1-3 and repeat the steps above.
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Click the SAVE button at the top of the window.
Now select each of the 4 channels in turn and use the Grab button to see a live image from each camera.
Clicking or Shift-clicking on the image window zooms and unzooms the image.
If you can see an image at this point, you should be able to see an image in FreezeFrame (quit MAX
before opening your Actimetrics program).
If you can't see an image, most problems at this step originate from improper connections.
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Make sure each camera is connected properly as described above.
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Use a voltmeter, if available, to make sure that the power supplies are providing 24 VAC to the
power input screw terminals on each camera.
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If an image appears on some channels and not others yet the connections seem correct, try
swapping camera connections around to see if the problem follows the suspected bad camera.
Call Coulbourn Instruments for help with this.
Configure the computer's speakers and sound card
FreezeFrame relies on the computer's sound card and speakers for generating conditioning stimuli.
Connect the computer's speakers as in your computer manual and test the sound system. You can test the
system by playing a CD (from the START menu, choose Accessories->Multimedia->CD Player), or by
opening the Sounds control panel, selecting a sound and playing it using the rightward pointing arrow
("Preview:").
If the sounds do not play, check the speaker connections, whether they are turned on and whether the
volume is set high enough. Next check whether the drivers for the sound card that came with the
computer are properly installed and functional. If they are not, consult with the computer manufacturer.
If you are able to play a CD or a sound in the Sounds control panel, FreezeFrame should be able to play
conditioning stimuli as well.
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Shocker Stimulus Connection
Single station systems with the PCI-1405 (ACT-650) interface card
Connect a 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24) BNC cable to input to the BNC connector labeled
"TRIG" on the PCI-1405 (ACT-650) interface card. The TRIG connector provides a 5V (TTLcompatible) signal. For single station systems, connect the remote operate on the shocker to the RJ11
modular connector on the 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24) using the 2-Pin to Modular Extension
Cable (H91-11). Connect the Wall Mount Power Supply included with the 5VTTL to 24V Converter
(H91-24) to the H91-24 and to a wall outlet.
BNC Cable from H9124 to T0 on interface
card
Remote Operate
H91-24 5VTTL
To 24V Converter
To any wall
outlet
Interface Card
H13-15 or H13-16
Shocker
Computer
Multi-Station Systems with the PCI-1410 (ACT-610) interface card
Connect the interface cable to the multi-pin connector on the PCI-1410 (ACT-610) interface card.
Connect the 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24) to T0 connector on the PCI-1410 (ACT-610) interface
card. Stimuli 2-4 (shock and 2 auxiliary outputs) correspond to the BNC connectors labeled T0, T1 and
T2, in order. Connect the 5 Port Modular Fan Out (802-66MF-005) that is included with the Shocker
Expansion Kit (ACT-110) to the RJ11 input of the 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24). Using the four
2-Pin to Modular Extension Cables (H91-11) included in the Shocker Expansion Kit (ACT-110) connect
the remote operate of each shocker to one of the inputs on the 5 Port Modular Fan Out (802-66MF-005).
BNC Cable from H9124 to T0 on interface
card
5 Port Modular Fanout
Remote Operate
Remote Operate
5VTTL to 24V
Converter (H91-24)
To any wall
outlet
Breakout Box
Computer
Remote Operate
PCI Interface Card
Remote Operate
Up to four H13-15 or
H13-16 Shockers
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Connect the Shocker to the cage
Using the H93-01-25 or H93-01-50 shock cables, connect the shock output of the shocker(s) to the grid
floor of the test cage(s).
Visual Stimulus Connection (Available on PCI-1410 interface card (ACT-610) only)
The visual stimulus is connected in much the same way as the shockers are connected. In a single
station system the 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24) is connected to one of the trigger outputs (e.g.,
T1). The 5 Port Modular Fan-out included with the Light Stimulus Control Expansion Kit (ACT-12) is
connected to the 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24) at the RJ12 modular jack input. The stimulus
lights (H11-03M or H11-03R) from each cage are then connected to the 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H9124). The 5VTTL to 24V Converter (H91-24) is connected to any wall outlet.
5 Port Modular Fanout
BNC Cable from H9124 to T1 on interface
card
5VTTL to 24V
Converter (H91-24)
Interface Card
Computer
Up to four H11-03M
or H11-03R Stimulus
Lights
Auditory Stimulus Connections
The auditory stimulus is generated from the sound card of the computer. The output of the sound card is
connected to the Audio Amplifier included with the Audio Expansion Kit (ACT-140) using the H91-12
cable, also included with the ACT-140. You can use the phono input. Make sure that the input selection
knob on the front of the amplifier matches the input used. Connect one of the Male RCA to 2 Female
RCA cables (H91-13) included in the Audio Expansion Kit (ACT-140) to the left speaker output.
Connect the other H91-13 to the right speaker output. Using the 6 foot RCA extension cables (802RCAMF-072), also included in the Audio Expansion Kit (ACT-140), connect the speakers (H12-01M or
H12-02R) to the female RCA connectors of the H91-13.
Sound Card
Audio Amplifier
Input Signal
Computer
PCI Interface Card
Left and Right
Speaker Outputs
5
H91-13
Cables
RCA Extension
Cables
Up to four H12-01M
or H12-01R
Speaker Modules
House Light and Cubicle Fan Connections
The house light and cubicle fan are controlled manually. Using the Power Box with Switch that is
included in the House Light / Fan Controller Kit (ACT-130), connect the two Modular 5-Port Fan Out
(802-66MF-005) to the Power Box with switch. Connect the power supply of the Power Box to any
wall outlet. Connect each of the house lights (H11-03M or H11-01R) to the inputs of one of the 5-Port
Fan Out (802-66MF-005) using the 7 Foot RJ11 Extension Cables (802-66MM-084) included with the
House Light / Fan Controller Kit (ACT-130). The cubicle fans are connected to the other 5-Port Fan
Out (802-66MF-005) using the remaining 7 Foot RJ11 Extension Cables (802-66MM-084).
Installation of Cages and Cubicles
For additional information on cage and cubicle installation, refer to the Habitest User’s Guide, available
on the internet at:
http://www.coulbourn.com/images/cimanuals/HabitestH-SeriesHardwareUserGuide.pdf
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