See the documents in the [bluesky cookbook](


Ophyd-async ships with support for Quantum Detectors’ PandA and Zebra as triggering mechanisms.

These are very modular and can be used to trigger a variety of detectors and handle readback signals from a variety of sample control devices. See full specs for more information.

It is possible to write support for additional systems/devices.

Role of Ophyd-Async#

Bluesky supports devices that configure acquisition and then hand over control to an external system via the Flyer protocol.

Ophyd-async’s job is to provide devices that implement Flyer and can:

  • Configure all necessary hardware for a scan

  • Kickoff a scan and monitor progress until complete

  • Produce documents representing the progress of the scan

  • Allow handing control back and forth to enable outer scanning