The Noldus Trigger cable connects the computer running The Observer XT by Noldus to the MindWare data acquisition hardware, allowing for The Observer XT to trigger the start of data acquisition and transmit the Time Code, or TCAP, signal for synchronization purposes.
The Noldus Trigger Cable
The Noldus Trigger cable consists of 3 connectors:
Connector 1 is a male 1/8″ (or 3 1/2 mm) mono plug which is used for capturing the TCAP signal..
Connector 2 is a male RCA plug which is used to trigger the start of acquisition.
Connector 3 is a DB-9 connector which should be plugged into the serial port of the computer running The Observer XT.
Connection to the BioNex
First, take Connector 2 and plug it into the Trigger In port on the back of the BioNex.
Note: Connection to some BioNex systems may require the use of a BNC-to-RCA adapter.
Next, plug Connector 1 into the input of a 4-Channel Pass-Thru module on the front of the BioNex.
Connection to the Wireless Data Center
Plug Connector 1 into the Analog port, and Connector 2 into the Trigger port on the front of the Wireless Data Center
Connection to the Noldus Computer
For information on configuring BioLab and The Observer XT software packages, please see Triggering BioLab with Noldus Observer XT.