SBench 6 - Mode Settings | 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

Mode Settings

SBench 6 Single Mode SetupAll different modes can be selected easily. After selection of one of the available modes the dialog only reflects the relevant settings. All settings are cross-checked making it fail-safe. Only possible setup combinations can be entered.

Settings can be done (like everywhere in SBench 6) in either samples notation or in time notation. Changing the notation is just a mouse click on the Time/Samples button at the bottom.

FIFO data acquisition

SBench 6 FIFO Mode SetupThe powerful streaming engine of SBench 6 allows to acquire to hard disk or replay from hard disk with full speed. The streaming acquisition can be either stopped manually or the length of the acquisition can be defined before starting the hardware.

The streaming mode can write different file formats and also allows to split files.

Supported Modes

SBench 6 supports nearly all acquisition modes of the Spectrum cards and all but one generation modes of the Spectrum cards:

  • Standard (Single shot) Acquisition
  • Looped acquisition
  • Multiple Recording: multiple trigger events with short dead time
  • Gated Sampling: acquisition on a gate signal
  • ABA mode: combined slow continuous acquisition and multiple segments with fast acquisition.
  • All acquisition modes to be combined with streaming (FIFO) and Timestamps
  • Single replay
  • Multiple replay: multiple trigger events replay data segments of same length
  • Gated replay: a gate signal controls the replay of data
  • All generation modes to be combined with streaming (FIFO)
  • Sequence generation mode is not supported

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