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Re: PC-cards for Spectrum Analysis

Dear all,

Some weeks ago I sent a enquiry to the list about PC-cards for spectrum
analysis.  This is a Thanks message to all that replied.  Some of your
suggestions were very useful indeed.  For this reason,  I thought someone else
might be interested in those suggestions; so, below is a summary.

-- Enrique

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> Enrique,
> ... you may be interested in:
> http://www.teleport.com/~linearx/pcrtapag.htm
> http://www.ivie.com/pc40.html
> http://www.gold-line.com/dspci.htm
> ---- Phil Brown <cpbrown@nicom.com>

> Have you looked into the Tucker-Davis Technologies System II (Gainesville
> FL, Phone +1 352 375 1623  FAX: +1 352 375 4523).  I think that their AP2
> together with A/D and D/A converters (DD1 or AD1 plus DA1) should do the
> job.  Software support is pretty good with high-level-language routines to
> do almost anything that you would want to do...
> ---- SOREN BUUS <BUUS@neu.edu>

> There are programs that do this on the internet. Look at
> the really nice book "Linux Multimedia Guide" by Jeff
> Traner. It is featured on: http://www.ora.com/info/linux/
> There are also DPS boards that run on the PC, that have DACs
> and ADCs. Many of these chips come with C compilers and FFT
> code included, such as the AT&T chip and the TI TMS chips.
> ---- Jont Allen <jba@RESEARCH.ATT.COM>

> Kim Beeman has developed a package SIGNAL/RTS (stands for Real Time
> Spectrogram) based on a PC which can probably be used for your purpose. You
> can contact him directly for more details.
> Kim Beeman (...)
> email: 70700.701@compuserve.com
> ---- Biao Tian PhD <biao@LN.NIMH.NIH.GOV>

> About a year ago I also asked questions to this group about soundcards
> for PC compatables.  I saved all the responses, and they can be read on
> the following web page:
>         http://www.parmly.luc.edu/sandell/misc/soundcards
> The original query was not the same as Enrique's...I wanted to know about
> soundcards in general.  However, I think there may have been a few
> responses that addressed Enrique's query.
> ---- Gregory J. Sandell <sandell@SPARKY.LS.LUC.EDU>

> There is a system from Kay Elemetrics (located near Lincoln Park, NJ)
> which consists of a hardware interface to the PC, as well as software.
> There is also a less expensive software-only product which works
> with standard sound cards.
> ---- Linda A. Seltzer <lseltzer@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>

> ...B&K have recently released their PC based Pulse System, which combines the
 functionality of several of their Analyzers in a very flexible software
 environment. A box of AD/DA and microphone preamplifiers is needed outside the
 PC, however. This system has all  the advantages of the old analyzers
 (reliabilty and accuracy), and the main advantage is that your measurement data
 are much easier to access.
> The snag is that the Pulse system is quite expensive.
> ---- Soren Laugesen <SLU@Eriksholm.Oticon.OTICON.OTICON.dk400.dk>

> ...there is now a PC-based professional spectrum analyzer from B&K, namely the
 PULSE system, which is a Windows NT application based on one or more plug-in
 DSP boards and an external unit with measuring amplifiers and D/A converters.
 This  gives you the full convenience of Windows along with many import/export
 features as well as full calibration and reporting support.
> Please take a look at http://www.bk.dk for more information.
> ---- Lars Bramslow <LBRAMSLOW@BK.DK>

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