BB60C / BB60A Downloads

Software and Drivers

Spike software

  • Controls all Signal Hound devices
  • Includes C++ programming interface files
  • Change Log
  • Unzip (extract all files and run Spike Installer.msi)

Application Programming Interface (API) for Windows 32/64 bit

BB60C/A Linux(x64) API v. 3.0.16 

  • By downloading, you agree to the terms and conditions of the API License.
  • Perform sweeps, stream I/Q data, and perform real-time analysis on a Linux Operating System
  • Port of the BB60 API Version 3.0.16
  • Tested and built on Ubuntu 14.04
  • BB60C/A API Manual – For software/API versions 3.0.0 and greater.
  • See README in downloads for installation and setup instructions with small sample projects.
  • This API is provided ‘as is’ without warranty or support. For full software support, use the Windows APIs. 

Product Manuals

All manuals are included with the Spike software installer. For direct manual links see below.

BB60C Product Manual

Application Notes

Build Applications Tailored for Remote Signal Monitoring with the Signal Hound BB60C

Additional Downloads

BB60C Firmware Update Update your BB60C to firmware version 6 (requires Spike 3.0.12 on your PC).

  • To run the firmware updater you must install the MS Visual Studio 2008 x86 libraries and the MS Visual Studio 2012 x86 libraries.
  • Check your BB60C firmware version in the lower right-hand corner of the Spike software window.
  • Firmware Version 5 adds TG support for performing scalar network analysis. Compatible with Spike 3.0.7 and BB60C API 3.0.4.
  • Firmware Version 6 adds fast I/Q and real-time tuning speed. Compatible with Spike 3.0.11 and BB60C API 3.0.6. 
  • Note: Only update if you require the functionality provided. Older firmware versions will continue to work with all future updates.

HDSDR Compatibility Files

  • Everything needed to use the HDSDR software with the BB60A and BB60C spectrum analyzer. Includes setup manual, interface files, and source.

BB60C/A client/server demo application

  • Open source client/server demo utilizing the BB60A API for remote operation.

BB60A Software version 1.2.3 (Windows 7/8 32/64 bit) – (BB60A only)

  • Unzip (extract all files) and run setup.exe
  • Includes BB60A software, drivers, and source code
  • Includes 32/64 bit Windows C++ APIs
  • Includes several open-source demos to help jump-start your project
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is required to build projects
    • Some projects require Intel’s Integrated Performance Primitives (purchased separately)
  • BB60A User Manual Version 1.2.3 – For the BB60A software interface.
  • BB60A API Manual Version 1.2.3 – For the BB60A programming interface.

BB60A Firmware Update Version 5 — 9/29/2015

  • To run the firmware updater you must install the MS Visual Studio 2008 x86 libraries.
  • Check your firmware version in the lower right corner of Spike.
  • Version 5 – 9/29/2015: Adds support for TG44 and TG124 to perform scalar network analysis. Requires Spike Version 3.0.15 to take advantage of this functionality.
  • Version 4 – 9/13/2013: The device no longer needs to be power cycled after restarting the PC.

BB60C/A Demo Programs

  • Two applications which demonstrate streaming IF/IQ from the API.
  • VS 2008 / MFC / C++ applications,  open source, with simple recording functionality.
  • Requires an active BB60 software installation.

Sample Playback Files for BB60A software version 1.2.3

  • Playback Readme
  • Requires BB60A Software Installation, not compatible with version 2 and greater software.
  • DOES NOT require the hardware–Try Before You Buy!