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, allowing you to concentrate on building your own app and not spending your development time supporting the bTop1.
Included in the development tools are several example applications, a "Cookbook" and full source code. The software is designed to get the user up and going as soon as possible in developing lab applications.
The bTop-1 lab acquisition and control system from Perfectly Scientific, Inc. was designed specifically for Mac OS X. The card provides a new, easy way to connect your Mac to the physical world, and do so with great economy and efficiency. "bTop" is an acronym for giving one's computer a laboratory "bench-top," beyond the usual "desktop." The bTop-1 board includes its own processor with dedicated RAM. The board uses full-speed USB 2.0 offering 16 channels of digital I/O: 8 channels of 12 bit A-to-D and 8 channels of 8 bit D-to-A. By using its Cocoa, UNIX, C or RealBasic API's, prototyping and development of custom applications is simple and fast.
The bTop-1 provides the best value for your data acquisition and control needs by offering 16 digital I/O channels, 12 bit D to A resolution and the highest analog channel count of any USB data acquisition/control card available for the Mac platform at one of the lowest price points.
bTop Development Tools 1.1 with full source code including firmware source are distributed under the BSD license and may be downloaded at no cost from:
Perfectly Scientific, Inc. was founded in 1997 and specializes in custom algorithm development, while also carrying a line of scientific products.
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