Lab Software Overview
Midé’s Slam Stick Lab software is a free, completely self-contained software application (no drivers or installation needed). It’s available to download online here. The software supports several main functions:
- Configuring Slam Stick recorders
- Viewing and analyzing data
- Exporting and converting data
The following section provides links to user guides on the software, which is then followed by another list of common questions.
Lab Software - User Guides
How do I download and install the software?
The Slam Stick Lab is completely free, all that is required is to complete a simple form that will ask for your email address and your test experience. Here is the link to download online here. The software supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows machines.
Once downloaded, the software is completely self-contained, it requires no installation. Just double-click the executable and away you go! If you are evaluating the products and software, be sure to download an example recording file to help give you a chance to explore.
Are there any example files to download to help evaluate the software and products?
Yes! We've sold over 5,000 Slam Sticks that have generated many many recordings. In our community forum, posts tagged with IDE include raw data that can be easily downloaded to help get a feel for not only the software but the devices capable of generating these recordings. Here's the link to the community forum's posts tagged with IDE.
How do I export and convert data to MATLAB or other analysis software?
The Slam Stick records data in Mide's custom file format, a format designed to completely self-describe the device and the data within it. This article provides an overview on how to use the software to convert IDE files to MAT and other file formats such as TXT and CSV.
Another option is our enDAQ Analyzer software which is written in MATLAB. This software converts IDE files to a MAT format and then performs some analysis on the files. More information is available here.
What is the current version of the software?
The most up-to-date release version is 1.9.0 which was released in December 2019. There are typically 4 new software releases a year.