Keep your microLAB software up to date

Software updates are announced through email and on our website. This page provides the most up to date versions of microLAB software for all microLAB interfaces.

microLAB software runs on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Remember to download the software that corresponds with your microLAB interface.

Software Downloads & Instructions: 

USB driver installation instructions are available in the "Getting Started" flyer at the bottom of the page.

Software for microLAB FS-528

Changes in version 528-8.9.23 (released December 2019), compared to version 528-8.8.1 (from January, 2019):

  •  Added three citrus batteries to the startup icon that was just the voltmeter.
  • In the Wait/Until and Repeat/Until statements in the programming steps for the experiment builder, add to the delta function a drop-down menu to choose <, <=, >, and >= relational operators.  Among other things, this allows a titration to be stopped automatically when changes in pH become less than some chosen value (over a given time period).
  •  Close one MicroLab experiment before starting another, to prevent problems with there only being one FS-528 connected.
  • Added a manual data entry mode for all the electrochemistry sections (voltmeter, citrus batteries, electrochemical series, and Nernst equation).

In the spectrophotometer:

  • changed the LED calibration routines (the “read blank” section) for use with medium and small vials and to accommodate changes manufacturers have made in LEDs.
  • In the “read blank” section, added the choice of doing a full calibration.  (This should be done when changing vial sizes.)
  • added wording to make it obvious that a “blank sample” means a vial with distilled water (or some other clear liquid), as opposed to an empty vial

In the module for the Nernst equation:

  • added a save-and-compare button to the graph display.  (This is in addition to the main save-and-compare button in the Nernst equation home screen.)
  • added to the “things to think about” and help screens in several places, to better explain the concepts being presented.

In the cyclic voltammetry module:

  • added a demonstration mode (based on actual CV data), so students can see how the function works and what to expect.
  • added a 25 mA current range.  This is a larger current than is typical in CV, but the change allows the functionality of the CV module to be used for other purposes 

Fixes

  • Manual data entry in the experiment builder section works once again.
  • In the spectrophotometer, fixed the problem of crashing during the “blank sample” when a 528 is first used on a given computer.
  • Fixed a problem of slow readings when using the voltmeter alone.  (That is, not as part of a citrus battery, electrochemical series, or Nernst equation.)

 

Software for microLAB FS-522/524

The latest software version for the FS-522/524 series is 522-524-6.3.4, released August 7, 2017.  This is the final update for the 522/524 series software.  

The FS-522/524 instruments are still supported for factory repair if required and bug fixes are released as they are identified.  The microLAB FS-522/524 has been replaced in the microLAB product line with the FS-528.  The FS-522/524 series, introduced in 2006, is at the end of its technological life-cycle and will no longer receive new capability software upgrades.  

Ten icons represent the family of programs for the microLAB FS-528.   The microLAB icon calls up the general-purpose microLAB "Experiment Builder" software.  The Spectrophotometer icon calls up four spectrophotometer programs.

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