Software for the MBX Bias Controller for EO Intensity Modulators

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

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 MBX. 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. Application: Software GUI Installer for the Remote Control Tool for the MBX
  2. Firmware: The Latest Firmware for the MBX
DescriptionThis download includes the Remote Control Software Tool executable and related files.
Filesize7.8 MB
System RequirementsThis software is compatible with the following platforms: Windows® 7, 8, 10, or 2008 Server.
Firmware Update for the MBX  
DescriptionThis firmware update installs the most recent version of the firmware for the MBX. 
Filesize21.1 MB
Change Log
AdditionalInstructions for installing the firmware are contained in the README file.
System RequirementsUpdating the firmware of the MBX 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.