News

3 January 2017: OpenPET firmware and software (v2.3.1) is released. This release contains mainly bug fixes and documentation updates. Also, a new simplified (Singles) real-time event processing mode is now implemented and ready for your application specific customization.

28 October 2016: OpenPET firmware and software (v2.3) is unleashed. This release expands the hardware, firmware, and software support to the Standard System (Multi-OpenPET Crates). Additionally, a new example for real-time event processing (Singles) is included, which can be tailored to suit your specific application. Finally, this version ships with many fixes and documentation updates.

23 July 2016: We’ve just released a minor update to the OpenPET firmware and software (v2.2.1). This release contains mainly bug fixes and documentation updates.

6 May 2016: We are excited to release a new version of the OpenPET firmware and software (v2.2). A new high-speed acquisition mode via Ethernet is now supported with speeds up to 992.6 Mbps over 1GbE links! Please see release notes in the the User’s Guide for more details.

26 January 2016: We are pleased to announce a new release of the OpenPET firmware and software (version 2.1). Please see release notes in the the User’s Guide for more details.

11 November 2015: As announced at the Users Meeting in San Diego, the OpenPET Lab @ LBNL is opened to users to test and evaluate the OpenPET electronics before procuring any hardware. Multiple OpenPET chassis with Detector Board are set up in the lab. Users can either visit the lab in-person or remote desktop login into the host PC to interface with the electronics. In addition, users can bring or send their own detector modules or use in-house detector module for their testing. Please contact us at openpet@lbl.gov if you are interested in using the OpenPET Lab. We also welcome collaboration.

OpenPET Lab

9 November 2015: The presentations at our Users Meeting in San Diego are available in the Documentation page.

30 October 2015: We are pleased to announce a major release of the OpenPET firmware and software (version 2.0). Please see release notes in the the User’s Guide for more details.

29 September 2015: It is time of the year! Our next OpenPET Users Group meeting, which will be held at the 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in San Diego, CA. The meeting will take place in Town & Country Hotel in the Sheffield Room on Thursday, November 5 from 6-7:30 pm. We will reveal what’s been going on behind the scenes for the past year, the release of the OpenPET v2.0 firmware and software, the current status and future development plans.

9 October 2014: We are pleased to announce the next OpenPET Users Group meeting, which will be held at the 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Seattle, WA. The meeting will take place in the Washington State Convention Center in room 608-609 on Thursday, November 13 from 6-7 pm. We will discuss the current status and future development plans of the OpenPET hardware, software and firmware, as well as some users’ experience with the current system.

30 September 2014: We are pleased to announce a new OpenPET website with expanded features,such as professional forum discussion sites for users and developers. The new website also provides an updated user guide and optional software tools. In addition, a repository has been setup for version control code management. Please see the new website and user guide for further details. Unfortunately, existing registered OpenPET users will need to re-register to gain access to the new downloads section.

24 June 2014: We are very excited to release version 1.0 of the OpenPET firmware and software, thereby providing the complete package needed to run a small OpenPET system in “oscilliscope mode!” Before you can download the OpenPET code, you need to register as an OpenPET user and login. You can then go to the Firmware & Software section of Downloads to download the code. See the OpenPET User’s Guide for instructions on how to get started. Please post questions and comments by sending an email to openpet-users@lbl.gov; see the Discussion Site for more details.

5 June 2014: We are happy to announce the first release of the OpenPET system, including the documentation and hardware needed to run a small OpenPET system in “oscilloscope mode!” The firmware and software will be released very soon. Check out our OpenPET User’s Guide for details on how to get started. For more details on the hardware, go to the Board Design Files section of Downloads. The hardware can be purchased through Terasic.

12 November 2013: Presentations are now available from the OpenPET general user meeting that was held in Seoul at the IEEE conference on October 31, 2013.

7 October 2013: We have just launched an updated website. Please register as an OpenPET user. You will need to login to download software, firmware or board manufacturing files.

23 September 2013: The next OpenPET General Users Group meeting will be held at the 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul, Korea. The meeting will take place in the COEX Convention Center in the ASEM 201 room on Thursday, October 31 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The first release of the OpenPET hardware, software and firmware will be discussed.

1 September 2013: We have officially received our OpenPET NIH R01 funding! We hope to release the 16-channel detector board and basic firmware/software package in a few months, so users can run a small OpenPET system in “oscilliscope mode.” Stay tuned for more details.

22 May 2013: We are still waiting for confirmation of our OpenPET NIH R01 funding, and we hope to receive the funds in late August.

5 March 2013: In order to meet the more immediate need of our users, we have developed a scaled-down, 16-channel version of the Detector Board based on a conventional design. We expect to release this board after we have completed final testing. We have also made significant progress in the development of the software and firmware framework. We expect to release a basic firmware and software package, making available to users everything needed to run a small OpenPET system in “oscilloscope mode.”

11 February 2013: We received received an excellent score of 4th percentile for our OpenPET NIH R01 proposal. Should we receive the funding (which would be in the fall), we will proceed with the development of a flexible, high performance, 32-channel Detector Board based on high-speed waveform sampling (DRS4). This board would be available within ~2 years. In addition, we will continue to develop the OpenPET user community and necessary resources.

15 November 2012: Presentations are now available from the OpenPET general user meeting that was held in Anaheim at the IEEE conference on November 1, 2012. Presentations for the general users meeting held in Knoxville in 2010 have also been added.

17 May 2012: Presentations are now available from a small, informal “Early Adopters” user meeting that was held at LBNL on May 10-11, 2012.

26 April 2012: New documents are now available to manufacture all Support Crate boards!

25 April 2012: We have launched a new, greatly expanded OpenPET website and even more features are on the way!

9 April 2012: Two new documents are now available: “Specifying an OpenPET System” and “OpenPET Components and Parts.”

12 March 2012: We have scheduled the next OpenPET Users Group meeting. It will be held at the 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference at the Disneyland Hotel (in the Grand Ballroom South meeting room) in Anaheim, CA on Thursday, November 1 at 2 pm.