SBench 6 - Export Functions | Spectrum


General Information

Short information about SBench 6. Overview about the covered application areas

Hardware Support

Cards and Features


Supported operating systems and hardware requirements


Available Versions: Base, Professional and Demo Versions


Frequently asked questions for license, installation and features


Project Organization

All settings, data files, calculations and report templates are organized in project folders


Ranges, Termination, Filters, AC/DC, Custom Units, Sensors


Singleshot, Segmented, Streaming Mode, Sample or Time based


Trigger Sources, OR/AND conjunction, Analog and Digital Trigger


Clock Modes and Sample Scaling


Timestamps and connection with GPS or IRIG-B receivers

Streaming Mode

High Speed Streaming with different file formats and split function


Analog Display

Powerful scope like view of analog signals with multiple axis and versatile functions

Segmented View

Views segmented data with timestamps, ABA data and special jump functions

Digital Data Display

Logic analyzer view for single signals and bus signals with search functions

Streaming Display

Data online view and fast hard disk streaming

X/Y Display

Lissajous style plots, one x-axis and multiple y-axis for analog signals

FFT Display

Frequency domain view with harmonics cursors and analysis functions SNR, THD, ...

Spread Display

Stacked display of multiple signals with easy scaling

History Mode

Signal history, Eye diagram



Two independant cursors for easy measurings with signal locking


Data analysis or simple measurements


Powerful FIR filters with automatic and manual coefficients

Function Generator

Formula interpreter with several operators and source signals



Different export formats supported: ASCII, Binary, MATLAB, WAVE, VCD


Comments directly inside the displays locked to display or signal


Comfortable report editor with support of all display, setup and calculation components from SBench 6


Printouts or screenshots for further documentation, different information can be added

Export Functions

SBench 6 ASCII ExportSBench 6 supports some different file format that can be used for data export and import. A few of these file formats can also be used to directly store data when doing long time streaming mode. This allows to operate on the acquired data with 3rd party products without the need to export data separately.

Available Export Formats

These export formats are currently supported. Please contact us if you need additional export formats.

  • SBench 6 (*.sb6dat) This is the native SBench 6 data format which includes all details of the acquired data, Timestamps and ABA samples as well as detailed information on the data scaling, names and descriptions. The SBench 6 data format is the default format for streaming as it is optimized for fast data storage, contains all signal and setup information and also contains data preview information.
  • SBench 5 (*.dat) This is the file format of SBench version 5. SBench 5 files can be read and written giving access to previously stored data in the new SBench 6 software as well as third party products that already have import or export filters for this file format. The file format is open to public.
  • MATLAB (*.mat) SBench 6 offers a direct export into MATLAB files. These data files can directly be opened with MATLAB and data can be examined and displayed within this professional math package. The generated MATLAB files are compatible to all current versions of MATLAB.
  • Pure Binary (*.bin) The pure binary data format just contains the multiplexed binary data as it is acquired by the hardware. A lot of third party products can directly read and write binary data with universal import filters. The binary data format is therefore an easy way to exchange data with other products without the need of generating new import or export filters.
  • Wave (*.wav) The wave file format is an international standardized file format for storing audio and A/D sample data within a file also containing basic scaling information as sampling rate or vertical range. It is based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification and is supported by nearly all measurement and analysis software on the market as well as a lot of freeware audio tools.
  • ASCII (*.txt) ASCII files are the simplest way to exchange data. Each sample is printed as a readable character having the great advantage that data can be viewed and edited even with simple text editors. Nearly all available data acquisition and analysis software is able to handle ASCII files in different formats. ASCII as printed text format offers a huge variety of different value printing formats.
  • VCD (*.txt) The Value Change Dump is an ASCII-based format for digital data dumps. It can be read by various VHDL simulators and kernel tracers. The data file is a fully readable ASCII file consisting of a header section, a variable definition section, a dumpvars section for initial values of all variables and the value change section.

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