- davorin June 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm
Just got my SA44B today and I’m am quite impressed…okay..besides the noise floor getting worse by 20dB between towards 4.4GHz (o;
As I use the device on the go I use my MacBook with VMWare Fusion 7.1.1 and Win8.1Pro on top….software Spike 3.08 run nice if you keep it always in the foreground (otherwise you loose connectivity to the SA44B)….I discovered that sometimes text marking on the SA display are not updated correctly..basically you see start/stop/center frequency or any values from the markers…see attached screenshot…
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AndrewModeratorAndrew June 3, 2015 at 11:46 am
This type of behavior is specifically the result of running our software in a virtual machine. We have had a number of users report this type of behavior running our products in a VM on Apple PCs. At this point and time we have not determined a possible solution to this problem, we can only suggest running the software on a Windows PC. An alternative (but untested) solution would be to run Windows native on the Apple PC using bootcamp or something similar. We have not tested this though, it may not solve the problem.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you for the feedback.
A.J.davorin June 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm
My intention is to use the SA44B locally with an Intel NUC i5 machine running Win8.1 Pro….so only occasionally I would take it with me with my Macbook…
Just wanted to note that behavior if it wasn’t detected upfront…
Tomorrow I will do some more testing with this great device….as I finally took it home to my lab where it belongs 😉
Samuel RoffeParticipantSamuel Roffe June 4, 2015 at 6:14 am
I’ve too tried to run Spike in a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. Not only was I having the same issue as you Richard, but, my SA44 would disconnect from the USB port. I could improve the performance by increasing memory allocated to windows, but, I only have so much memory available.
I gave up and am running it on a windows laptop now.davorin June 4, 2015 at 6:49 am
Ah right…the disconnects appeared as well on my Macbook….
Happened when VMWare wasn’t in the foreground….guess otherwise it can’t keep up with the USB data stream….
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