A powerful, compact package
The Virtual Instrument Package replaces conventional desktop test equipment with a powerful, space-saving, virtual instrumentation package that gives students state-of-the-art tools to measure, analyze, observe, and display the results of electronic circuit tests.
The interface is connected to the computer via a USB connection. The software displays the various instruments in separate windows and includes the following virtual instruments and signal source:
- Dual-channel oscilloscope
- Spectrum analyzer
- Waveform generator.
The Virtual Instrument unit is a lightweight, compact interface module, that is capable of working with MATLAB® and LabVIEW® software for advanced control and analysis.
On the front panel of the Virtual Instrument unit, two BNC connectors and a pair of safety banana sockets provide access to the various virtual instruments. A third BNC connector provides the signal generator output. A BNC connector on the back panel of the Virtual Instrument unit is the access to the external trigger input of the virtual oscilloscope.
The Virtual Instrument unit samples the signals applied to its various inputs to provide raw signal data that is used by the virtual instrument software to measure, filter, and display the input signals. The high sampling rate of 1 GS/s provides the Virtual Instrument unit a 250-MHz bandwidth
The Virtual Instrument unit also generates signal samples (data) that are converted to analog format to produce the output signal.
Data exchange between the Virtual Instrument unit and the host computer that runs the virtual instrument software is through a USB link (USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible).