Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any water preparation?
The majority of acoustic measurements are made in water. However, whilst being cheap and readily available, tap water is not ideal for conducting acoustic measurements and should be conditioned before use in a test tank. For more information see our document on water treatment.
Do I need to buy a new oscilloscope?
The oscilloscope is a major part of our system and we have designed our software around the LeCroy range of oscilloscopes. We usually supply an oscilloscope from the Wave Runner 6000 series but we have configured the software for most oscilloscopes in this range. For measurements on diagnostic scanners we recommend an oscilloscope with sufficient bandwidth and high sampling rate. Please contact us if you have an oscilloscope from a different manufacturer as we can write additional software.
What acoustic parameters can I measure?
Our software was originally designed to measure the acoustic parameters which relate to ultrasound safety. All measurements rely on the measurements being made with a calibrated hydrophone.
If your application is not medical we can customise the software to display those parameters whcih are relevant to your work. Please contact us with your requirements