• Xilinx Zynq System on a Chip with Dual 667MHz ARMÒ CortexÒ - A9 MPCore with CoreSight™ running Linux-based real-time OS with Artix™ -7 FPGA, 85K Logic cells
  • Three 40MHz 16bit ADCs with analog programmable 1-128 gains and 8 channels of 1 MHz 18bit ADCs for closed-loop, support signals, and other auxiliary analog inputs.
  • Three 40MHz 16bit high-speed DACs configured with 16bit Gain and Offset DACs.​

High-Voltage Module

  • The High Voltage Module for the Multimode™, Dimension™ (Bruker) and Agilent/Keysight 5500 series microscopes output range ±220 Volt signals for ±X, ±Y, ±Z.  An optional auxiliary high voltage generator output ±45 Volts.
  • 3 triple DACs 135 kHz for X, Y, and Z-axis control.  Nominal 32bit resolution, noise limit ≤ 1 ppm of full scale at the High Voltage Output.
  • Voltage noise Z < 0.05 Å, X, Y < 1 Å (MultiModeä microscope with a 100 µm scanner).​

Laptop PC

  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
  • 2.6GHz Processor, 16GB Memory
  • 1.0 TB HDD, 256GB SSDWindows 10 OS

Interface Board
The Interface boards are available for the MultiMode™ AFM microscopes (Bruker). These boards connect from the original manufacturer standard interface connectors to the Phoenix controller interface bus.  


USB  interface to host computer

Size and Weight: W 48cm D51cm H 18cm; 19”×20”×7”; 14 kg; 31 lbs

Power: 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz


  • Standard modes: Contact/LFM, Tapping, Non-Resonant Oscillatory mode (NROM), Piezoelectric Force mode (PFM).
  • Advanced modes: PLL related modes: Amplitude Modulation with Frequency Imaging (AM-FI), Frequency Modulation with Amplitude Imaging (FM-AI), Scanning Thermal Noise Microscopy (SThNM), Contact Resonance Imaging mode (CRIM).
  • Five lock-in amplifiers operating at frequencies up to 8 MHz are employed for multi-frequency operations and a set of AFM electric modes for studies of surface potential and capacitance gradients.
  • Gentle probe engagement protocol.
  • Thermal Tune calibration up to 20 MHz.

Coming soon

  • Conductive AFM (CAFM)
  • STM

Specifications of Phoenix AFM Controller