DATAQ Instruments File Import for DADiSP DATAQ

New module for importing datafiles from DATAQ data acquisition instruments into DADiSP graphical analysis, manipulation and presentation software

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) announces a new module for the DADiSP graphical data analysis application that allows Dataq Instruments WDQ files to be imported for manipulation, analysis and presentation of scientific and technical data using DADiSP’s powerful, interactive graphics capabilities.

DADiSP/Dataq File is a simple dialogue-based module designed to easily read and write WDQ data files created by Dataq data conversion hardware and software. Data input and output are buffered, enabling fast processing of WDQ files of any size and any number of channels.

Importing a WDQ file into DADiSP is as simple as pressing a button and selecting the file. After you’ve chosen a file (which can be of any size and contain any number of channels), a summary of the contents is displayed. The Dataq File module automatically reads all the channels in the WDQ file and optionally scales the data and sets the sample rate and engineering units. Data can be converted to original engineering units or imported as raw A/D counts.

The data channels are transposed on the fly to take advantage of DADiSP‘s optimized column orientation. Each channel can be loaded into a separate DADiSP window, or several can be combined and displayed in a single window.

The module can also save one or more DADiSP series to a WDQ data file. Sample rate, engineering units and conversion parameters are automatically included. Each DADiSP series can be autoscaled to make use of the maximum output resolution or a specific input A/D range can be specified to facilitate use with a specific A/D converter.

DADiSP, from DSP Development Corporation (Newton, Massachusetts) is an interactive graphics worksheet – a visually oriented software package for the display, management, analysis and presentation of scientific and technical data. Its highly graphical user interface features interrelated “live” graphical windows, manipulated by simple pull-down menus, dialogue boxes and point-and-click operation.

DADiSP automatically captures data generated by most laboratory instruments and test and measurement equipment, and supports ActiveX as both client and server, making it compatible with data from a wide range of Windows applications. Other DADiSP modules are available to import binary and ASCII data, COMTRADE files and MATLAB files.

Designed to meet the demanding data analysis needs of scientists and engineers, DADiSP is a full-featured data analysis and visualisation environment designed around a generalised data construct called a data series which can represent anything from a time domain radar signal to a medical image, and includes important attributes about the data. Analogous to a “graphical spreadsheet” for the analysis of very large technical data sets, DADiSP presents the data in multiple graphical windows which update automatically when a variable is changed.

The DADiSP range of products is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

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