Hardware control integration facilitates the cooperation of a variety of peripheral devices. (a) Completed PCB assembly with key I/O features and dimensions. (b) Conceptual system topology wherein the microcontroller (MCU) acts as an intermediary between the instrument computer and multiple peripherals. (c) Timing waveforms from a maximum framerate acquisition sequence. The camera’s exposure acts as the timing signal to synchronize peripheral device updates in a typical circle-scanning experiment. The experiment was defined as a series of three repeating scan radii (mirror waveform amplitude) for each of two excitation wavelengths (Lasers 1 and 2).