"Imaginative Optics Inc. recruited Bytes By Design at the inception of our world renowned Mosaic Digital Diaphragm System. Because of their strong interdisciplinary skill levels and experience sets, communication between our companies was highly efficient. This synergy helped Mosaic as well as other related products achieve a high level of performance and broad functionality saving valuable time to market and reducing cost. The Bytes By Design team formed a critical, reliable engineering facet to our company, providing all of our software and embedded computing needs."
Andrew DeSimone, CEO, Imaginative Optics Inc.
Mosaic 3 Digital Shutter
Emission Spectrometer #2
IR/X-Ray Spectrometer
Linux CCD Controller
Airport X-Ray Inspection
Ultrasound Imaging
Cellular Photobleaching
Spatial Light Modulator
Laser Etch Controller
Web Technologies
Perfusion Monitor
Probe Calibration
Biological Microscopy
Cath Lab Imaging
Emission Spectrometer
Laser Galvanometer
Laser Modulator
Video Conferencing
Signals Intelligence
Robotics-Machine Vision
Space Shuttle
3D Model
High Resolution Laser Galvanometer


A manufacturer of optical and laser systems asked us to develop a new generation of 2D laser galvo controller used in biological research to selectively bleach cells of interest. As an upgrade to a previous design that mostly resided within a PC application, it's principle requirement was to increase resolution 8 to 16 fold. A USB 2.0 link would continue to link the PC with the control subsystem. As a byproduct of higher resolution, the new architecture also needed significant frame memory and local DSP capability for various algorithms such as 3rd order polynomial correction. In addition, the system needed an RF link for control and telemetry based on Zigbee, Bluetooth or Ethernet standards.


Our solution accepts high-bandwidth cell masks that are drawn with the PC-based application, polynomial corrects and slews the 2D galvanometers while firing the bleaching laser. Incoming video is digitized and compressed and transmitted to the USB interface and optionally to the telemetry sub-system. A TI C6000 series Digital Signal Processor carries out bleaching and video functions.

A laboratory microscope with the Laser Galvo and Mosaic options allows researchers to perform cutting-edge live-cell florescence studies crucial to finding cures for cancer.


Researchers find the new system extremely effective for performing cutting-edge cell targeting at dozens of research facilities.

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