The data transfer between the PicoScale controller and the user PC is called streaming. A sophisticated aggregation, compression and decompression protocol ensures highest possible data rate of up to 480 Mbit/s so that position data, which is a 48 bit data source, can transferred with a 10 MHz rate.
The Stream Generator is the fundamental software module that handles PicoScale data sources. Within this module you can configure the data stream to your PC (USB or Ethernet) and set up the appropriate data rate, while appropriate digital low-pass filters are set automatically. The Stream Generator is connected to the trigger module so that triggered data streaming can be set up. All functions of the stream generator can be conveniently be accessed via the PicoScale GUI.