AMBER MBE Control Software

LabVIEW based control software allows integration of custom user VIs

AMBER can control any MBE system
  • Interfaces for most MBE equipment has already been developed
  • Compatibility with new instruments can be added using LabVIEW
  • Modular architecture allows new features to be added using LabVIEW
  • Hardware upgrades are generally not required
  • Over 60 installations on Riber, Veeco, VG, DCA and homebuilt systems
  • Has been continuously improved since 2007
  • Runs in Windows 7
  • AMBERView can be accessed remotely (More info here)
  • Recipes are text based using a simple syntax
  • Graphical layer preview
  • Nested repeat loops, variables, equations, structures
  • User prompts for data input
  • Send emails from recipe
  • Write files from recipe
  • Define layers by time or thickness
  • Layer thickness and temperatures can be variables
Data logging and visualization
  • All data automatically logged 24×7
  • Separate data log file created for each run
  • Log files are text and can be opened in Excel
  • Unlimited resizable plot windows for real time or historical data
  • Dual y-axis on plots
  • Create unlimited alarms to monitor combinations of parameters
  • Alarms take various actions to protect system
User Interface
  • All system data and plots viewable at once
  • Customizable visual display with unlimited indicators
  • View recipe progress, projected completion time, layer progress
  • View current values of calculated variables
  • Already works with most MBE hardware
  • Additional instruments can be easily added with LabVIEW drivers (LabVIEW is not required to use AMBER)
  • Create plug-ins in LabVIEW that can perform any function and interact with AMBER recipes and datalogging
  • Plug-ins can have their own windows and user interfaces
  • All parameters and settings are configured in easy to use graphical interface
  • Multiple configuration files can be stored


  • AMBER 2.003 3/9/2015
  • LabVIEW 2012 compatible
  • System Requirements: Windows 7, Dual LCD monitors
  • REQUIRES ACTIVE LICENSE (contact us for details)
  • AMBER 1.112 8/31/2014
  • LabVIEW 2012 compatible
  • Requires NIDAQ 9.7
  • Requires functional global enabled plug-ins
  • Supported OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
  • LabVIEW 2010, 2011 no longer supported
  • AMBER 1.101 10/1/2013
  • LabVIEW 7.1 compatible
  • Supported OS: Windows XP Professional
  • AMBER Recipe Commands
  • AMBER Quick Start Guide
  • AMBER 2.0
Part Numbers
  • 01-0017
    AMBER 2.0 OEM package (minimal hardware, no installation, no support)
  • 01-0019
    Complete AMBER package (includes remote installation)
  • 01-0020
    Complete AMBER package (includes on site installation 1 day – travel expenses additional)
  • 01-0021
    Complete AMBER package w/ PC3000 support (includes on site installation 1 day – travel expenses additional)
  • 01-0033
    AMBER 2.0 – Upgrade Software Only
  • 01-0034
    AMBER 2.0 – Upgrade with IO Card
  • 10-0011
    AMBER Shutter Relay Interface
  • 10-0027
    RIBER ISC-15 Interface Cable
  • 10-0040
    AMBER IDC Cable
  • 01-0003
    V100 Transfer Automation Package