We here at Robust Circuit Design have been hard at work adding new functionality to Signal Chain Explorer.
New Time Domain Analysis on its way
In particular, we’ve been working on a way to handle the exploration of signals in the time domain. You’ll be able to see what these signals look like at the output. That is, you’ll be able to see how the signal chain has affected the shape and magnitude of the wave form. And even more intriguing, you might happen to see that your signal causes ringing at the output, and you’ll see the output wave oscillating.
We’re excited about these new possibilities. However, they are not quite ready to put into a preview release.
New preview version uploaded to extend the preview license.
In the meantime, we’ve uploaded a new preview version (V.0.9.4.2). This version extends the preview license to July 15, 2015. The older version (V.0.9.4.1) will be expiring on June 1, 2015, so we needed to get another version uploaded.
Besides the extension of the license, the new version has mostly cosmetic changes, with one main exception: When selecting a stage for adding to the signal chain, you must double-click on the stage icon to add it. Previous versions used a single-click, and we found that it was too easy to inadvertently click too many times and add spurious stage entries. Double-clicking prevents that. Also, forcing a double click to be use paves the way for us to add drag-and-drop support, which should be coming in a subsequent release.
So, if you’ve downloaded previous versions, you might want to refresh your copy with the latest version, so that the license will be extended into July.
NOTE: In the current pre-releases you’ll have to uninstall the old version before installing a new version.