KB0017: Identifying Your 8-Slot BioNex Generation

This article will help to identify your 8-Slot BioNex generation based on the back panel configuration.


4th Generation (2010-Present):

3rd Gen 8-Slot

  • Compatibility:
    • BioLab Versions 3.0.6 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Revision Changes From Previous Gen:
    • Both digital I/O ports are now synchronous
    • Trigger IN/OUT connector changed to BNC to provide a locking connection
    • Removal of the unused Sync BNC port
    • DAC/Analog out combined into one connector
    • +/-12V and +/-5V supplies and replaced with +5V with self-resetting fuse
    • CE Certified

3rd Generation (2008-2010):

2rd Gen 8-Slot

  • Compatibility:
    • BioLab Versions 2.4 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Revision Changes From Previous Gen:
    • BNC “SYNC” added
    • Support for A/V modules

2nd Generation (2007-2008):

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  • Compatibility:
    • BioLab Versions 2.4 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Revision Changes From Previous Gen:
    • Digital I/O 1 & 2 connectors changed to 25 pin connectors

 

1st Generation (2007 or Earlier):

1st Gen 8-Slot Real

  • Compatibility:
    • BioLab Versions 2.4 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

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