Detailed Features about:
Oscilloscope (dual channel, xy, time division, trigger);
Spectrum Analyzer with amplitude and phase display (linear, log, lines, bar, octaves band analysis 1/3, 1/6, 1/9);
Wave-form generator with "custom functions" plus triangular, square, sinus, white noise and pulse generation (NO ALIASING: the waveform are built using band-limited algorithms);
Frequency meter (in time and frequency domain) plus counter;
Volt meter with rms and peak to peak readout;
Filtering (low pass, hi pass, band pass, band reject, notch, "diode", DC removal);
Memo windows for analysis and file storage of time series and spectrum;
A TRUE software digital analog conversion (for
complete signal reconstruction).
(1) - Oscilloscope
Dual channel
Bandwith : depends from your soundcard (typical 20 Khz) up to 96 Khz (192 Khz sampling frequency)
Resolution from 8 bit (S/N 46 dB) up to 32 bit (S/N >120 dB)
Time division adjust according the sampling frequency and sample resolution
Trigger (positive/negative slope) independent for both channels
Complete software D/A of digital samples : the nyquist theorem allows reconstructing exactly the input signal
Utilities for quick frequency determination (hold left mouse button down and move mouse to get frequency/amplitude)
Y-axis in Volt and percent full scale
Auto calibration of scope (and spectrum) in volts (need an input signal of known amplitude)
(2) - Spectrum Analyser
Dual channel
Bandwidth : same as point (1) (oscilloscope function): is the half of the sampling frequency. Typical for 44100 Hz is 22050 Hz (up to 96 Khz)
Resolution from 8 bit (S/N 46 dB) up to 32 bit (S/N >120 dB)
X-axis in Hz, logarithmic and linear; zoom x1..x16;
Y-axis in dB or Volt (calibration needed); linear/logarithmic; zoom;
Average on spectrum up to 200 buffer;
Direct window for amplitude with mouse;
Autoscale;
Capacity to modify the zero dB level (manually/automatically);
Octave band analysis (1/1, 1/3, 1/6);
(3) - Wave-form generator
Dual channel
Independent sampling frequency / resolution from scope/spectrum (up to 96 Khz/32 bit)
Phase between channels (degree)
Direct real time generation/ loop with predefined buffer
Waveform CUSTOM, built with harmonics (with save/load in file ".fun" of defined waveform)
Modulation of custom waveform with sinus/square/triangular
Predefined waveform : sinus, square, triangular (parametric), white noise, pink noise, pulse, sinusoidal sweep
Local volume levels
Real time parameters variation (amplitude, frequency, phase between channels, type of waveform)
(4) - Frequency meter
Dual channel
Frequency meter in Hz/Time/Counter of the input signal being visualized in spectrum/scope
Read the frequency of the harmonic of maximum amplitude
Counter with threshold level
(5) - Volt meter (calibration needed)
Dual channel
Vpp, Rms
Hold function
(6) - Filtering
FIR low pass cut-off frequency user defined
FIR high pass cut-off frequency user defined
FIR band pass cut-off frequencies user defined
FIR band reject cut-off frequencies user defined
IIR notch cut-off frequency user defined
IIR notch-inverted cut-off frequency user defined
"Diode" function
DC removal
Dual filter (one for each channel)
(7) - Memo windows
Aquiring of spectrum with average;
Edit offline (while VA running) of aquired spectrum: zoom, navigate
Saving of spectrum in TXT format
Clipboard for aquired spectrum
Print of aquired spectrum
Mark points for each valid point (harmonic) of spectrum
Aquiring of scope points (points aquired in time domain)
Edit offline (while VA running) of aquired time series: zoom, navigate
Saving of samples in TXT format
Clipboard for aquired samples
Print of aquired samples
D/A conversion: the points aquired may be converted using Nyquist theorem for full reconstruction of signal in time domain (see point 8 for D/A in real time)
(8) - real time DIGITAL/ANALOG conversion
D/A in real time
Dual channel
Allows visualizing each aquired harmonic
Points (8) need a clairification:
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VA has the unbeatable capacity to perform a full real time
Digital-Analog conversion for the oscilloscope function.
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Consider using a frequency sampling of (standard)
44100 Hz, with a 16 bit resolution (resolution is not relevant for the purpose
of the discussion below...)
Other programs similar to VA simply plot the raw points on the screen, which
means you can’t easily analyze signals with a frequency higher than 3000/5000 Hz
(there are limited points to plot). Even worse, think a sinusoidal signal of 20
KHz. You would have only 2 points (more or less) per cycle! ... The Nyquist
theorem says that it is sufficient to RECONSTRUCT the signal...try to see what
happens if you draw a sine with only two points ...it will appear like a
triangular waveform...
Try the power of VA enabling the function "full D/A", apply a sinusoidal signal
of 15-20 KHz (for example using the Waveform generator included in VA) finally
use the "Time division" control for the selected channel (mS/d) to display the
signal at the desired detail level. You will see a perfect waveform with all the
points of the original signal (not only two).