Application Notes

Getting Started

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Using Wavemaker: A Quickstart Guide

The Wavemaker software tool by John Foster allows one to convert the image of some waveform into the arbitrary waveform file format for a Syscomp signal generator. This application note provides a quick start guide to using wavemaker.

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Downloading and Executing Packaged Programs and Tcl/Tk Source Code

This paper describes how to download and run both compiled executables and source code for the Open Instrumentation Project and Syscomp USB Instruments. Instructions for compiling or "wrapping' the source code are also included.

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Hello Button: An Introduction to Tcl/Tk

This paper describes how to download and run both compiled executables and source code for the Open Instrumentation Project and Syscomp USB Instruments. Instructions for compiling or "wrapping' the source code are also included.

Applications & Educational Papers

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LED Flasher

In this paper, we describe low cost weekend project involving the construction of an LED flasher module for a bicycle.

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Demonstrating Acoustic Resonance

In this paper, we describe low cost apparatus for demonstrating acoustic resonance in an open or closed tube. The equipment uses the Syscomp CircuitGear to generate and display the acoustic signals.

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Measuring Crystal and Narrow-band Repsonses

This article demonstrates how to use the CircuitGear to measure the amplitude and phase response of a crystal or narrow-band filter. The vector network analysis functionality of the CircuitGear is used to plot the response over a narrow range of frequencies for both two terminal devices, such as crystals, and four terminal devices such as a transformer with a tuned secondary.

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Measuring AC Current and Power Factor

This article covers measuring power factor and AC current with the CircuitGear. Measuring the power factor of non-sinusoidal currents is also covered.

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Demonstrating Acoustic Resonance

In this paper, we describe low cost apparatus for demonstrating acoustic resonance in an open or closed tube. The equipment uses the Syscomp CircuitGear to generate and display the acoustic signals.

650kB
Measuring Crystal and Narrow-band Repsonses

This article demonstrates how to use the CircuitGear to measure the amplitude and phase response of a crystal or narrow-band filter. The vector network analysis functionality of the CircuitGear is used to plot the response over a narrow range of frequencies for both two terminal devices, such as crystals, and four terminal devices such as a transformer with a tuned secondary.