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Software for MX, MBX, and TLX Series Devices

The Remote Control Tool is an example of an application for the Windows® operating system that enables computer control of the Thorlabs devices below via the USB or RS-232 port. This application is provided for testing, demonstration, and instructional purposes. The application can also be used as the basis for developing custom applications.

Compatible Devices

  • MX10A and MX40A Benchtop Modulator Drivers
  • MX10B and MX40B Series Digital Reference Transmitters
  • MX10C and MX40C Series Optical Transmitters with Phase Modulators
  • MX35E, MX35D, and MX65E Series Linear Reference Transmitters
  • MX40G and MX70G Series Calibrated E-O Converters
  • MBX Bias Controller for EO Intensity Modulators
  • TLX Series Tunable Lasers

Please contact Tech Support if you would like to request assistance, the source code, or if you are interested in information about other options for controlling the converter. For example, we would be happy to send you a document describing control via RS-232 using LabVIEW®. In addition, we can provide the documentation of and source code for simple projects our developers have created to demonstrate control using Python for Windows, via both RS-232 and USB, and using C# for Windows, via USB.

  1. Software: The Latest Remote Control Software GUI Tool
  2. Firmware: The Latest Firmware for MX, MBX, and TLX Series Devices
  3. Archive: Previous Software Version
DescriptionThis download includes the Remote Control Software Tool executable and related files.
Filesize8.7 MB
System RequirementsThis software is compatible with the following platforms: Windows® 7, 8, 10, or 2008 Server.
DescriptionThis firmware update installs the most recent version of the firmware for MX, MBX, and TLX Series devices. 
Filesize21.4 MB
Change Log
AdditionalInstructions for installing the firmware are contained in the README file.
System RequirementsUpdating the firmware requires running this application on a computer running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows 2008 Server. This application also requires the computer to have the .NET framework, version 4.0 or later, installed.
Remote Control Software v1.6.1  
DescriptionSoftware files for the Remote Control tool. 
Filesize7.8 MB
System RequirementsThis software is compatible with the following platforms: Windows® 7, 8, 10, or 2008 Server.
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