A remote control analyzer is an application that can decode a variety of IR protocol packets from a remote control. It uses microphone input of your soundcard to capture the IR signal from the remote control and then compares it with a database of known protocols.
It’s easy to use and very efficient! Just plug a phototransistor into the soundcard’s microphone input and then the application will decode the IR signal from the remote.
1. Easy to use
A remote control analyzer is a great choice for evaluating processes and systems. These analyzers are easy to use and maintain, providing users with a quick and accurate way of checking and monitoring their systems.
A variety of ways to remote control your analyzer can be used, including using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection and the Keithley External Control Interface (KXCI). KXCI provides a powerful method of controlling individual instruments inside the 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer, allowing you to configure and run measurements at a granular level for very specialized tests.
One of the easiest methods to use is to build a simple receiver circuit. This circuit can be built easily with just an IR phototransistor and LED. You can use this to test your IR remote controller to make sure it is working properly. The LED will flash if it receives the proper signal.
2. High accuracy
Using a remote control device to monitor, let alone control, your rig of choice can be daunting. The good news is that the majority of savvy engineers are able to get the job done with minimal fuss and hassle. Besides, a little bit of research and planning can go a long way towards making your life a whole lot easier. This is not to mention the plethora of new technologies that are available to help you along your journey from the lab to the field. The following list of must haves will make your testing experience a breeze. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.
3. Fast response
A fast response time is a must in any process measurement system. This enables you to quickly adjust to changes in air flow, pressure or temperature.
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In terms of speed and accuracy, it is hard to beat a solid state device. The best part is you don’t have to build it. Just insert a small phototransistor into the input of your soundcard and it’s done. The software can display the signal from it to the user in a variety of formats, including waveform, signal strength and a cool looking bit number indicator. The best thing about this gizmo is that it is portable and affordable.
4. Easy to program
Depending on the application, remote control analyzers can be programmed with a variety of different languages. This makes the development process easier for both beginners and more experienced programmers.
For example, the Keithley 4200A-SCS has a graphical interface and a library for programming that simplifies the program development process. However, some applications may require a more granular level of control of the analyzer’s modules and instruments.
This is especially true for large test systems that incorporate many instruments. The KXCI software tool included with the Clarius+ software suite allows users to command individual instruments at a granular level, and configure them to make measurements and return data to a PC for analysis.
Using a simple receiver circuit, the first step to decoding remote control signals is to identify the protocol that is being used by your specific model. A simple program that will identify the protocol using the IRremote library should work on most remote controls.