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Signal Hound Download Page

The latest software, manuals and drivers for the SignalHound products are available here.

    Software Development Kit: About the Signal Hound SDK
  • Includes Spike SCPI programming manual and examples (Learn more about SCPI)
  • Includes Windows 64/32 bit C APIs/DLLs for SM, BB, VSG60, and SA series devices
  • Use the device API for fast direct device control
  • Includes programming examples for C/C++, C#, Python, and MATLAB®
  • Includes programming manuals
  • SM API version notes
  • BB API version notes
  • SA API version notes
  • VSG60 API version notes
  • VSG25 API version notes
  • Includes 64-bit Linux .so builds for the SM200A and BB60C APIs.
  • Includes C APIs for TG series devices (Windows 32/64bit and 64-bit Linux) Version 1.1.0
  • Direct control for the TG44 and TG124 devices (frequency/amplitude)
  • Linux API compiled on Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit only)
  • Includes VRT VITA-49 source code, manual, and examples (SM200A/B)
  • Includes Spike sweep recording file (.SHR files) parser example
  • PC Requirements for the SDK:
  • 64-bit Windows 7/8/10
  • VS2012 C++ re-distributables for API development
  • Intel quad-core i-Series processors recommended
  • Native USB 3.0 support (SM200A/BB60C)
  • USB 2.0 support (SA44/SA124/TG44/TG124)
  • Signal Hound device drivers installed
  • Download the Signal Hound Software Development Kit?
  • By downloading you agree to the terms and conditions of the API License
    SignalHound Instrument Drivers for Labview
  • SignalHound Instrument drivers for Labview V 1.3.2
  • Tested with Labview 2016. For Windows 7,8,10 and Linux
  • The drivers provide virtual instruments (VIs) which expose the functionality of the Signal Hound APIs within LabVIEW’s graphical programming environment. All Signal Hound devices are supported: SM200A/B, BB60C/A, SA44B, SA44, SA124B/A, TG44A, TG124A, and VSG25/60A.
  • Needs preinstalled Spike and Labview
    BB60C Firmware Update
  • Update your BB60C to firmware version 6 (requires Spike 3.0.12 on your PC).
  • To run the firmware updater you must install the MS Visual Studio 2008 x86 libraries and the MS Visual Studio 2012 x86 libraries
  • Check your BB60C firmware version in the lower right-hand corner of the Spike software window.
  • Firmware Version 5 adds TG support for performing scalar network analysis. Compatible with Spike 3.0.7 and BB60C API 3.0.4.
  • Firmware Version 6 adds fast I/Q and real-time tuning speed. Compatible with Spike 3.0.11 and BB60C API 3.0.6.
  • Firmware Version 7 adds USB 3.0 data transfer stability, particularly at high temperatures. This update can only be performed in our facilities. Contact us for more information.
  • Note: Only update if you require the functionality provided. Older firmware versions will continue to work with all future updates.
    Older BB60C DOWNLOADS (Windows 7/8 64 bit) and programming interface (Windows 7/8 32/64 bit)
    • BB60A/C User Manual for our new SuperSpeed spectrum analyzer
    • BB60C API Manual for programmers
    • BB60C Software CD version 2.0.5
    • Change log
    • The BB60A/C application is open source and can be found here
    • Unzip (extract all files) and run setup.exe
    • Includes BB60C drivers
    • Includes BB60C spectrum analyzer software and source code
    • Includes proprietary Application Programming Interface for programmers
    • Includes several open-source demos to help jump-start your project
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is required to build projects
      • Some projects require Intel's Integrated Performance Primitives
      • You must purchase these tools separately
      BB60A DOWNLOADS
    • BB60A User Manual for our new SuperSpeed spectrum analyzer
    • BB60A API Manual for programmers
    • BB60A Software CD version 1.2.3
      • Change log
      • Unzip (extract all files) and run setup.exe
      • Includes BB60A drivers
      • Includes BB60A spectrum analyzer software and source code
      • Includes proprietary Application Programming Interface for programmers
      • Includes several open-source demos to help jump-start your project
        • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is required to build projects
        • Some projects require Intel's Integrated Performance Primitives
          • You must purchase these tools separately
    • BB60A API version 1.2.0 (Linux 64-bit Beta)
      • The Windows API has been ported to 64-bit Linux.
    • BB60A Firmware Update -- 13/09/2013
    • Sample Playback File
      • Unzip (extract) file before use
      • Playback Readme
      • Requires BB60A Software Installation
      • DOES NOT require the hardware--Try Before You Buy!
      NEWS
    • New Windows Package: Headless Signal Hound API for Windows
      • Powerful signal processing built in, taken directly from the Signal Hound application.
      • Includes video bandwidth processing and zero span features.
      • Download sample VC++2008 project
    • Signal Hound on the Cortex-A8 BeagleBoard (beta)
      • Tested with Angstrom OS (X11 native SDK and toolchain)
      • Makefile included for sample GUI application
      • Requires libftdi v1.0 and libusb 1.08
      • Suggestions for improvements are welcome!
    • Software Version 2.18B
      • Tracking Generator turns off when exiting TG Sweep mode
    • New Linux Package: Headless Signal Hound API
      • Compiled for 64-bit "linux-lowlatency" systems. Tested on an Atom N450 netbook with "Low Latency" Ubuntu 11.04
      • Powerful signal processing built in, taken directly from the Signal Hound application.
      • Includes video bandwidth processing and zero span features.
      • Includes a sample GTK+ user interface to get you started.
    • USB-SA124B User Manual Added

    FIRMWARE UPGRADES
  • Firmware 1.31 with upgrade utility.
    • For USB-SA44 only. NOT FOR USB-SA44B.
    • Adds support for the USB-TG44A tracking generator
    • Fixes external timebase and some glitches
  • Firmware 2.03 with upgrade utility.
    • For USB-SA44B serial numbers 0300xxxx only! NOT FOR USB-SA44.
    • Adds support for the USB-TG44A tracking generator
    • USB-SA44B with serial numbers higher than 0300 do not need this upgrade.
  • Firmware 3.03 with upgrade utility.
    • For USB-SA124A only. NOT FOR USB-SA44 or USB-SA44B.
    • Requires firmware version 3.02.
    • Fixes external triggering, some API functions.



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