SCRC Data Capture and Analysis Software
Expanded Channel Capability
The big news this year about the SCRC Capture and Analysis software
is the expanded channel capability.
The software is no longer limited to 16 channel, 12 bit A/D converters,
nor just 16 waveforms for analysis.
We are currently testing a new version which can fully support 64 channel,
16 bit A/D converters, and up to 100 waveforms or traces per run file.
While this is still a work in progress, and there may yet be more changes
to the file format to support new features, we consider it ready for
distributing as a beta release.
So, if you're interested in beta testing this new version of the software,
please let us know and we'll help you get set up with it.
Note that the new version makes use of modified file formats to support
the extra channels, so you may run into compatibility problems if you try
to use the new files on older versions of the software.
If you have more than one system at your site, and want to become a beta
test site for the new version, you should probably install the new version
on all your systems if you need to move data back and forth between systems.
You can take advantage of the extra channel capacity even with an
existing 16 channel A/D, by using the extra waveforms for filtering or
If you want to upgrade your A/D to a 64 channel board, you will need
to purchase a new A/D board as well as a 64 channel buffer (if you
currently need a 16 channel buffer or are adding signal sources that
have high impedance outputs) and a 64 channel patch panel.
Essentially, you can follow the advice in the
section of our Fact Sheet, but change the "-16" in the part numbers to
"-64" for 64 channel versions.
The cables are the same for 16 and 64 channel PowerDAQ boards.
If you need higher than 12-bit resolution in your captured signals, you may
want to consider the PD2-MF-64-2M/14H model (14-bit) or the
PD2-MF-64-500/16H model (16-bit) A/D board.
See also: SCRC Software On-line Documentation,
SCRC Software Tutorials,
Change Log for SCRC beta release,
What's New in beta release