Precision Electro-Optic and Laser Technologies

ICE-MC1 Master and Control Board


ICE-MC1 Master and Control Board manages up to 8 daughter boards (4+ lasers)

ICE-MC1 Master and Control Board manages up to 8 daughter boards (4+ lasers)



  • Board-level control for driving and stabilizing precision lasers
  • Serial commands and event programming control all functionality
  • Manages start up and safety functions
  • Directs inter-board communications
  • Power regulation
ICE (Integrated Control Electronics) is a compact suite of digitally controlled electronics that will precisely drive and stabilize our D2-100 DBR lasers and an associated array of photonics tools. It will simplify your experimental design and reduce SWaP while still providing the same high performance we offer in our D2 modular units.

The ICE-MC1 Master and Control board manages power sequencing, protection, and board-to-board communication.  It also receives serial commands, programmed events, and triggers from the user and directs them to the appropriate daughter board.  A simple command set controls the ICE boards and can be programmed as triggered events or executed immediately.  Commands are implemented through a serial bus programmed in LabVIEWTM, MATLABTM, Python, Java, or most other programming languages.

The ICE-Box can also be used to power, house, and interface with the ICE boards. When integrated into the ICE-Box, front-panel system monitoring is also available.  A simple GUI is available for download that will have you up and running in no time.  With the addition of the ICE-SU1 serial-to-USB converter, one can use the GUI when implementing the board-level solution.

The ICE system is under your control via serial commands or the ICE GUI.  A PC-compatible computer (not included in purchase) is necessary for this control.

ICE System DiagramYou can view a typical two-laser system configuration controlled by ICE at this link.   And a four-laser system can be viewed at this link.full-monty_grad_lr
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General Specifications
Parameter Value
Daughter Boards per Control Board 8
Configurations Board-level or ICE Box
Control Interface USB type B virtual serial port
Single Board Dimensions 4x4x0.6 inches
10x10x1.3 cm
ICE Boards & Accessories
All specs subject to change without notice.
1Included in ICE-Box. Only required individually in board-level implementation.
ICE-BoxICE board housing and GUI connectors
ICE-QT1Four temperature control loops
ICE-CS1Current control and peak lock servo
ICE-CP1Current control and offset lock servo
ICE-PB1Power bus for D2-210 Spectroscopy Module and/or D2-160 Beat Note Detector
ICE-PS2Linear power supply
ICE-MC11Interface with user; receive and parse commands
ICE-SU11Virtual USB port, convenient I/O