Spectrums Digitizer running under Windows 7
The current version of the universal Spectrum driver comes with full Windows 7 support for the complete product range of the fast digitizers and generators with sampling rates between 100 kS/s and 1 GS/s. This driver of cause also supports earlier Windows versions like Vista, XP or 2000.
After Windows Vista, being not the most successful start of a new operating system, Windows 7 seems to be the next generation stable Windows platform for industry, research and development. As Windows 7 already has more than 10% market coverage the support of Window 7 is an essential feature for measurement cards. At Spectrum the support of the latest operating system has highest priority: Even Spectrum products that left the market 10 years ago can be used under Windows 7 after doing a driver update.
PC systems are getting more and more powerful and use more and more memory this making 64 bit operating systems necessary to have access to full PC memory. Since the release of Windows Vista the 64 bit market is only accessible for hardware manufacturers being capable of digitally signing their software. Just a short time after Windows Vista has gone into market Spectrum drivers have been added a digital signature allowing to use the current hardware with no limits under Windows 7 64 bit as well as Windows Vista 64 bit. Drivers that are not signed cannot be loaded any more when using these operating systems!
Besides the hardware drivers the complete software suite of Spectrum is also running without any limits under Windows 7. The Spectrum software suite contains the Control Center being able to test. Update and calibrate the hardware as well as the sophisticated measurement software SBench. Using the integrated demo mode the current driver version can be tested at any time, even if no hardware is installed. This feature is very helpful for customers who wants to start software development in the few days they have to wait until the ordered hardware arrives.