updated 01:00 am EST, Fri January 20, 2006
bTop-1 data acquisition
Perfectly Scientific has updated its development tools supporting the bTop-1 data acquisition board. This release adds support for the UNIX command line, C and RealBasic in addition to it's native Objective C environment. "These single call UNIX (or C) API's make it even easier than the original Cocoa interface to acquire your data or control your real world objects. Communicating with the bTop1 board using UNIX or C, a server now runs in the background so that initialization and monitoring of your bTop1 boards is handled for you." The bTop-1 lab acquisition and control system supports full-speed USB 2.0 and offers 16 channels of digital I/O: 8 channels of 12 bit A-to-D and 8 channels of 8 bit D-to-A. bTop Development Tools 1.1 (with full source code) is available for free under the BSD license, while the bTop-1 hardware card (with USB cable) is available for $150.