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Our series of instructional training videos continues with this series of 4 short videos explaining Statistics. These introduce the user to the statistics options in SoundCheck, and demonstrate how to use them in 4 different ways: in sequences, with results, Process Capability measurements, and offline statistics.
Following questions from some SoundCheck users who had watched #3 in this series (sequence optimization), Steve Tatarunis takes a look at the measurement confidence function in SoundCheck, and explains the trade-offs between speed and accuracy when choosing a step size to optimize your measurement.
Anastassia Tolpygo demonstrates some neat features of virtual instruments that you may not have seen before. These enable you to make a quick distortion measurements, accurately measure frequencies at very high resolution, and plot and save curves over time using just the virtual instruments without the need for a sequence step.
In this short video, Steve Tatarunis takes a deeper dive into the Offline Statistics functionality in SoundCheck, demonstrating how you can run statistical analyses from home on data from your production facility or overseas contract manufacturer. No hardware required – just your computer with SoundCheck and some measured data!
This sequence demonstrates how SoundCheck’s Windowing post-processing function is applied to waveforms to remove measurement artifacts that might otherwise create false auto delay values and subsequent analysis errors.
This sequence uses data from a customer who was measuring the directivity of a hearing aid-type device by mounting it on a rotating HATS and using a short duration log sweep. The DUT does not have a perfect seal in the HATS ear and the devices signal processing produces a latency of around 35ms. When viewing the Recorded Time waveforms, both the leakage signal and the amplified signal can be seen. As the DUT approaches 180° the magnitude of the leakage into the HATS ear exceeds that of the amplified signal, creating false Record Delay values and subsequent analysis errors. This sequence applies a window to the Recorded Time Waveform to remove the early-arrival leakage, and calculates the true Record Delay values of the amplified signal, obtaining consistent analysis results at all angles of rotation. This sequence can be adapted to your other requirements, for example, removing early arrival signals from a waveform or editing out excessive delay in a waveform.
What better way to perfect your data output options than when you have some uninterrupted SoundCheck time at home! SoundCheck saves data in many different user defined ways, and saving to Office apps such as Word and Excel is just one of them. Most people just use the default settings to create a quick visual output, but the key to making your data work for you is Custom Templates and Autosave Steps. Watch this short video to learn more.
While you are working from home, optimize your SoundCheck sequences by tweaking your limits for optimum quality and yield. Devin Vaillancourt explains the different types of limits available (absolute, floating, aligned, and more), and once you have explored the different types, you can test out different limit configurations using saved data from products that you have already measured.
Cam Ruffle-Deignan walks you through a demonstration of SoundMap, SoundCheck’s Time-Frequency analysis module, showing how Short Time Fourier Transform, CSD, Wigner Ville and Wavelet analyses can be used for detailed offline analysis of devices. Time-Frequency analysis methods are useful for impulse response analysis and detection of loose particles and Rub & Buzz in loudspeakers and identification of transient effects such as drop out in digital devices including VoIP and Bluetooth headsets.