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|Dataquest Solutions provides a comprehensive range of card drivers to allow Spectrum hardware to be operated from a wide variety of programming sofware|
|Supported operating systems|
For all M2i hardware; 32 bit 2000 / XP and 64 bit XP / Vista / Windows 7.
*Older Windows and DOS operating systems we still support (DOS, 3.1, 95 / 98 / Me, NT), but only for the older Mi series boards.
All 32/64 bit distributions are also catered for including distributions Fedora Suse, Debian and Redhat. As there are such wide variety of distributions we can by simple agreement provide the source code for you to compile with.
The driver is available for several operating systems and programmed in the same way for all operating systems. For this reason a change in the operating system may be made without any changes in the source code.
|Drivers for text programmers|
Included with all Spectrum data acquisition, generation and digital I/O boards
at no extra cost. these drivers provide a set of functions (commands) to simplify
manipulation of registers on the board using custom commands, so completely accessing the
different functionalities of a particular card. The drivers are universal to all cards
in the Spectrum series so making multiple card installations easier to configure too.|
Due to the simple driver application protocol interface (API) several programming languages are supported. a user can write his own programs using any programming language that can access the API. The drivers have been built up for the following:-
Microsoft Visual C++ Microsoft Visual Basic, Inprise (Borland) C++, Delphi, Linux Gnu C/C++, MATLAB script, LabWindows/CVI
Also .NET integration for C#, J# and VB.NET
Examples are provided on each driver CD supplied with the hardware (MATLAB is a cost option). These provide immediate access to many board functions and can be used as the basis for your own application.
|Drivers for graphical programmers|
The graphical programming interface has become a popular way of quickly creating applications
for real time visualisation and processing of signals. With this in mind a driver for interfacing
Spectrum boards with LabView is supplied as standard. Interface to DASYlab, and Agilent VEE,
may be available but only to special order.|
"An easy-to-use yet powerful signal capture, waveform generation and analysis software"
SBench 6 has been specifically designed to operate with both analogue and digital
hardware from Spectrum, installation is easy and all drivers load automatically.
No programming is required
to access all the functions on the installed hardware, display and log the results.
All options are accessed via pull-down menus and settings simply typed in text boxes.
Now with the release of SBench6, Gigabyte data set handling is possible with
extensive visualisation and processing, providing the user with a simple yet
powerful method to undertake ultra high-speed signal capture. For waveform generation
cards SBench can produce waveforms from the users data file or using its
Easy Generator option output standard waveforms. Common parameters such as
offset, amplitude or filter settings being changed by simple numeric entry and
For the Spectrum digital I/O range the software even includes a logic analyser window for digital bus inspection.
Available in three levels, "Base" (FREE!), "Pro" (option) and "Multi" (option), the latter being for multiple card systems. The Base option and a 30-start trial of the Professional option are supplied with each card purchase. Both are also available for download, please click below for more information and links.
MS-DOS, Windows, Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / Me / XP / 7, and Excel are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation
Labview, DASYlab and LabWindows/CVI are trademarks of the National Instruments Corporation
MATLAB is a trademark of the MathWorks Corporation
VEE is a trademark for the Agilent.
© Dataquest Solutions 15.04.10 modified 11.02.13
Images courtesy of Spectrum GmbH