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 528-8.8.1, compared to version 8.5.12 (released January, 2018):

  • Increased the number of curve fits allowed in the analysis package of Experiment Builder.
  • Added the option of using top-panel LEDs for a power indicator (green) and a flashing "taking readings" indicator (red).  (From Experiment Builder, go to Setup Options > Low-Level Options > Indicator Lights.)
  • Added the option of not reading the rotary control.  This is to accommodate some off-brand computers that could not communicate properly with that control, and thus had problems in the dialogs that control lights, stirring, and the heater.  (From Experiment Builder, go to Setup Options > Low-Level Options > Rotary Control.)
  • Changed the line graph in the spectrophotometer to colors matching the wavelengths.  The line width can be varied.
  • For the Electrochemical Series and the Nernst Equation:
    • Added the option of three different citrus batteries: lemon, lime, and orange, with electrodes of iron, copper, and zinc.  This makes a good entry-level introduction to the electrochemical series.
    • Electrode combinations now match those available in the Model 252 Electronic Electrochemical Series unit.
    • Switched the meter to the 5 volt range, so all electrode combinations work.
    • Added temperature for the Nernst equation.
    • Added two- and three-pane comparison data tables, to make it easy to compare data sets with each other.
    • Added a "show differences" feature in the comparisons popup, making it easy to see voltage differences between adjacent electrode choices.
    • Show the curve fit equation, the slope, and the number of electrons transferred at the bottom of the data table.  This happens automatically once the graph has been shown and a curve fit applied.
  • Added "Things to think about" statements, to guide students' thinking.
  • During startup, only show the "zero calibrate" suggestion once.
  • Modified the Test Inputs function to work with the 528.  The test now includes the rotary control.  (From Experiment Builder, go to Setup Options > Test Inputs.)
  • For cyclic voltammetry:
    • Can now switch graph types on the fly.
    • Added time to the export fields.
  • Updated and expanded help screens in several places.
  • For the Model 214 Energy of Light unit:
    • Added a display option that shows colored histogram bars, to emphasize the connection between wavelength and energy.  This is the default option.

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Fixes:

  • Fixed the problem of not being able to calibrate a second sensor once another has been chosen.
  • Fixed a problem in the electrochemistry module's reset that blanked out the concentration for the Nernst equation.
  • Reinstate the Energy of Light code for the new Model 214 EOL unit.  (The older EOL code had been coming up.)

 

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.

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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