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Data Streamers

RS4 Streamer

RS4 Block Diagram

The RS4 is a storage device with a fiber optic connection to an optical DSP on your RZ device. It is likely also connected to the same network as the computer running Synapse.

RS4 Options

RS4 Options

By default, the RS4 uses the RZ device sampling rate. You can set a rate manually by clearing the Sample Rate Max check box to enable the slider. You can also select the data format and any scaling. If streaming from a PZ5, due to the large input range, the Float-32 format is recommended.

Phantom Store generates header information in the data tank for this streaming data so that the raw files stored on the RS4 can be merged with the rest of the data and read by TDT applications. This consumes extra hard disk space on your Synapse computer, so if you are going to read the files directly from the RS4 then leave this unchecked.

Send SEV Rename Packets sends a UDP packet containing the tank and block name over the local network to the RS4, so that the RS4 can rename the data files correctly.

When Phantom Store is selected, Send SEV Rename Packets is selected for you.

If you aren't using TDT applications to read the data saved on the RS4, you don't need to select Phantom Store but you likely want to select Send SEV Rename Packets so that the RS4 data is organized.

Use Large Buffer Size allocates more DSP memory to buffer the data before it's sent out to the RS4. This improves reliable when streaming very high bandwidth, high channel count data to multiple RS4 ports. The RS4 should be updated to v1.19 firmware to most effectively use this setting.

Technical Detail


See the RS4 section of the System 3 Manual for more information about Data Streamer operations.

PO8e Streamer

PO8e Block Diagram

The PO8e is a data streaming device and requires a multi-channel data source, which you can select from the drop-down menu in the block diagram or drag the PO8e in the Processing Tree and drop it on the source gizmo. You can also choose the range of input channels.

PO8e Options

PO8e Options

By default, the PO8e uses the RZ device sampling rate. You can set a rate manually by clearing the Sample Rate Max check box to enable the slider. You can also select the data format and any scaling. If streaming from a PZ5, due to the large input range, the Float-32 format is recommended.

Technical Detail


See the PO8e section of the System 3 Manual for more information about PO8e Interface operations.