kullboysParticipantkullboys July 7, 2018 at 1:14 am
It would be nice to be able to do some approximate burst timing on the 2D/3D plots.
A simple time scale?
A trigger based time measurement?
The zero span doesn’t have the time span to cover it sufficiently last time I checked…
Am having intermittent USB connection problems.
AndrewModeratorAndrew July 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm
In the latest version of Spike, the waterfall plot has cursors and a timescale. In the process though, we removed the 3D plot so we can focus more on the 2D plot features. Additionally we added a configurable sweep depth and scroll bar. You can have a sweep history up to 50k sweeps.
You can find the latest version of Spike here
In regards to your USB problems, what spectrum analyzer are you using? What kind of PC are you running it on? Do you have a make/model number for your PC and CPU?
JonDParticipantJonD August 8, 2018 at 12:58 am
Has the 3D plot gone for good? The addition of cursors and timescale on the 2D plot is certainly beneficial. But the 3D plot had it’s own unique visual benefits I have found, when discussing and showing issues to clients.
What was the last version of software that included the 3D plot?
Can I install both version on my computer so I can select whichever I need?
AndrewModeratorAndrew August 8, 2018 at 11:33 am
The 3D waterfall plot was removed in version 3.1.8, so I suspect 3.1.7 is the last version with it. I will link it below.
The plot is gone for now, we don’t have any plans to introduce it again.
I don’t think you can install two different versions at the same time. But to get around this, I would install 3.1.7 and then simply copy the whole Spike directory at C:/Program Files/Signal Hound/Spike/ to somewhere else. That Spike directory is fully standalone and is not dependent on any other files on the system. Then simply install the latest version of Spike. You can run the latest version of Spike from the normal location and when you need the 3D plot, run it from the directory you saved.
Let me know if you have questions.
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