Synchronisation of Ultrasound Scanners, Synchronisation of External Equipment
Sometimes scientific experiments may require to synchronize scanner and other equipment. For such purpose we manufacture special versions of ArtUs, SmartUs, MicrUs and ClarUs beamformers. On the rear panel of beam former can be installed additional connectors. By default synchronisation options not available in the system. Available such modifications (see notes below):

Signals / scanners

ArtUs

SmartUs

MicrUs

ClarUs

  • Ultrasound Line output

yes

yes

yes

yes

  • Ultrasound Frame output

yes

yes

yes

yes

  • Ultrasound Line input

yes

no

no

no

  • Ultrasound Frame input

yes

no

no

no

  • ScanStart output

yes

yes

yes

yes

  • ScanStart input

yes

yes

no

no

  • RF data access

yes

no

no

no

Signals description:

  • Ultrasound Line output - at falling edge system starts acquiring of ultrasound data from tissue for one ultrasound line
  • Ultrasound Frame output - at falling edge system starts acquiring of ultrasound data from tissue for one ultrasound frame
  • Ultrasound Line input - system starts acquiring of ultrasound data from tissue for one ultrasound line approximately in 20 us after rising edge of the signal
  • Ultrasound Frame input - system starts acquiring of ultrasound data from tissue for one ultrasound frame approximately in 20 us after rising edge of the signal
  • ScanStart output - system generate logic level "0" in Freeze mode and logic level "1" in scan mode
  • ScanStart input - system start scan (from new frame) when logic level "1" and stop scan when logic level "0"
  • RF data access - access to RF data true SDK library
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Example: MicrUs EXT-1H with installed Ultrasound Line & Ultrasound Frame outputs.

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Example: ArtUs EXT-1H with installed Ultrasound Line/Frame outputs, Line/Frame inputs, ScanStart input/output