A complete software package comes with each PARxCH
Finished applications, function libraries, and source code are
included. With these tools you can start acquiring data right away
and also write custom applications. Acquired data is easy to use with
other popular programs.
Summaries of the finished applications are shown below. Complete
descriptions are given in the PDF User Manual.
A complete software package with source code and executables is available for
Windows (parwin.zip) and
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This is a simple text only acquisition program. Data is displayed as it
becomes available, and is also written to an optional output file. An
initialization file is used to specify sampling rate and display
parameters. Great for use with unattended acquisition and
low power PCs. Uses the same file formats as Scope.
This is a Windows GUI oscilloscope trace display program. Data is
displayed as it becomes available, and is also written to an optional
output file. An initialization file is used to specify sampling rate
and display parameters. Uses the same file formats as Simp.
This is a Windows GUI trace display playback and review program for
viewing previously acquired data. Works for data files produced
by Simp and Scope.
This text only program displays acquired values as voltages as data becomes available. Individual channel
calibration is included.
This text only diagnostic program verifies the PARxCH and its
connection with the PC. Use at installation time or after unexpected
behavior is observed.
This text only program converts binary .dat files created by Simp or
Scope into ASCII text files suitable for import into popular analysis
and plotting programs.
Multitasking systems allow for acquiring data while concurrently
performing further processing. This example shows how to acquire data
while using a simple threshold trigger to control file saving. The
acquisition and processing tasks run in separate windows for Windows
and as foreground/background processes under Linux.
This is a sample acquisition program written in Visual Basic.
Functions like Open, Close, and GetData are included for basic system
control. The functions are written in C and provide all the tools
needed for writing custom applications. Refer to finished applications
like Simp and Meter as examples. The libraries are available in static
or DLL format. See the PDF User Manual
for detailed function descriptions.
Using with Other Programs:
PARxCH data are compatible with many general purpose software
packages. Some examples include:
EXCEL, MATLAB, GNUPLOT
Data acquired with Scope can be converted to simple ASCII text files
with Dat2Asc. These can be read or imported by popular analysis and
plotting programs like Excel, MatLab, and GnuPlot.
VISUAL BASIC, LABVIEW, TESTPOINT
The PARxCH function libraries can be called from a wide range of
programming languages like Visual Basic as well as programs like
LabView and TestPoint. Users must provide an interface specifying
the arguments for each DLL function in the format required by their
program. See the Acquire program for a Visual Basic example.
Demo LabView VI's and applications are also provided.