Strategic Test Updates Linux Drivers for UltraFast Waveform Digitizer

Strategic Test Corp. has announced new and updated Linux drivers for its range of UltraFast Waveform Digitizer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator and fast Digital I/O boards. The new drivers include 64-bit versions for the RedHat, SuSe and Fedora distributions, together with updates for their 32-bit drivers that support kernels 2.4 and 2.6.

The following Linux distributions are currently supported:

Suse 9.0 2.4.21 32-bit
Suse 9.1 2.6.4 32-bit
Suse 9.3 2.6.11 32-bit
Suse 10.0 2.6.13 32-bit and 64-bit
Suse 10.1 2.6.16 32-bit and 64-bit
Suse 10.2 2.6.18 32-bit and 64-bit
Redhat 9.0 2.4.20 32-bit
Fedora Core 3 2.6.9 32-bit
Fedora Core 4 2.6.11 32-bit
Fedora Core 5 2.6.15 32-bit and 64-bit
Fedora Core 6 2.6.18 32-bit and 64-bit
Debian Sarge 2.4.27 32-bit
Debian Sarge 2.6.8 32-bit

The driver source code is available upon request. This is important since the transition from 2.4 to 2.6 kernels may cause the user to recompile the driver on their host PC, particularly if they have modified the distribution for multi-processor operation. It can also be used to port the driver to other Linux distributions such as Scientific Linux and operating systems including VxWorks.

The same simple programming concept is found in all Windows and Linux drivers, allowing customers to upgrade their OS without modifying their application code.

In line with the company’s policy of free-of-charge lifetime software updates, the drivers can be downloaded from the company website support area.

About Strategic Test
With a product range of more than 150 high-speed Digitizer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator and high-speed Digital I/O PCI, 3U PXI and 6U CompactPCI cards, Strategic Test Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of high-speed PC-based instruments. The UltraFast cards are designed at the R&D facility in northern Germany and distributed through our offices in Woburn (MA) and Stockholm (Sweden).

The first high-speed measurement card for PC’s was designed in 1989. All of the current range of cards has been developed since 2002. The UF2 series based on the PCI-X 66 MHz/32-bit PCI bus is the latest generation and sets new standards in onboard memory size and user flexibility. Strategic Test’s clients include global electronics, semiconductor, defense, telecommunications and medical instrument companies, government funded research labs and universities in five continents.