SBench 6 - Requirements | 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


Frequently asked questions for license, installation and features


Available Versions: Base, Professional and Demo Versions


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


Like every graphical user interface SBench 6 will benefit from a fast CPU and sufficient memory. Please see the below mentioned requirement as a minimum:

  • CPU: Intel starting with Pentium 3 and newer,  AMD starting with Athlon
  • CPU: multi-core: SBench 6 has been designed thread based and benefits from multi core CPUs especially when using multiple time consuming calculation functions like FFT
  • Memory: at least 1 GByte of system memory. For high channel counts we recommend 2 GBytes or more
  • Hard disk: at least 50 MB of free hard disk space for the program + sufficient space for acquired data

Supported Platforms

SBench 6 can be installed under Windows and Linux, both 32 bit and 64 bit. The following platforms are supported:

  • Intel x86 and x64, AMD, no ARM
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 all 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Linux with kernel 3.x or 4.x 32 bit and 64 bit platforms
  • Linux with KDE and Gnome

Streaming Requirements

When doing fast data streaming there are some extra requirements:

  • Separate hard disk array for data with RAID 0
  • Recommended 1 processor core for each acquisition card in the system
  • Data throughput of hard disk array at least 20% higher than planned acquisition speed
  • SATA, SAS or SSD disks
  • Activate continuous memory for higher throughput

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