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Aktakom DSO-Reader Light Software for Oscilloscopes

AKTAKOM DSO-Reader Light is an application software to read data from AKTAKOM digital oscilloscopes.

Compatible with:†ADS-2031 Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2031V Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2061M Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2061MV Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2111M Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2111MV Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2121M Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2121MV Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2221M Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2221MV Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2322 Digital Storage Oscilloscope, ADS-2332 Digital Storage Oscilloscope
For Windows®
Supported OS:†Windows XP x32, Windows XP x64, Windows 7 x32, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x32, Windows 8 x64


Read data is displayed on oscillogram graphs, spectrograph, there is ability for signal digital filtering, cursor and automatic measurements, file recording and data reading.

Data saving is in AUL format. There is an ability to export to external applications (Excel, Mathlab etc.). Images are saved in bit-mapped (.bmp) and vector formats (.wmf , .emf). Vector format can be easily scaled.

Program user interface consists of workspaces (windows). Every workspace contains controls set (Controls) which allows user to influence the program operation as well as indicators which display the necessary information. Comparing to Controls user can not influence the indicators directly. The majority of these controls are the part of Windows standard interface and do not require any special usage explanations.

Program settings: background color, net, oscillogram, cursors, trigger marks, saving/loading of color schemes into file, adjustment of the oscillogram thickness etc.

Signal processing provides the following:

Program decimation:

  • Sampling
  • Average
  • Median
  • Peak


  • Accumulative
  • Polynomial

Displaying in the following modes: points, lines, spline.

Main window

The general view is shown in the below picture.

Description of Controls and indicators

Connection – button used to connect to the device and text field for results messages. If you run the program with the device switched on and connected to the PC already the connection should be automatic.

Read – group of elements used to display data read from the device – button to start/stop reading, parameters of sweeping and the channels ranges, oscillograms graph and cursor measurement panel.

Below there is a group of FFT - Fast Fourier Transform - elements used for spectrum analysis of signals. Cursor measurement of the spectrum graphs is shown below, in “Measurements” tab, in “FFT cursor” group.

Prompt message: Double click the spectrum graph to measure the main harmonic of the signal.

General settings tab:

Events sound recording – allows using the program sound messages (the computer should be equipped with audio system). It doesn’t affect the sound use for Windows standard messages.

Pop-up tips – allows using pop-up signatures of the elements of the program user interface. If you are good at the program operation processes we recommend to switch this option off to speed up the program work and eliminate the visible noises.

Graphics settings tab:

It allows user to set the needed colors of different graphs elements. Left-clicking allows you to choose the color, right-clicking sets the color on default.

Drop-down list below allows selecting some of the standard color schemes. Buttons to the right of the list allows saving into files and loading from files user color schemes.

Line thickness – sets the thickness of oscillograms lines in pixels in the main window. On default the graphs lines has thickness of 1 pixel for maximum clear waveform image. However at high resolution printing or when viewing these oscillograms on a big screen (e.g. when using a projector) very thin lines can turn to be hardly viewed. By using this parameter you may solve this problem. Note: increasing of this parameter may course retardation of graph redrawing, therefore use it with proper care.

Filtration tab:

Decimation group controls decimation functions of the received oscillograms. Scale sets the quantity of decimation points (e.g. 1:10 means leaving in the oscillogram 1 point from every 10). Method describes the decimation way: “Sampling” – there is only 1 point selected on the area without amplitude correction. “Average” – there is arithmetical mean taken from the amplitude of the area sampling. “Median” – the area is displayed as a median point. “Peak” – the minimum and maximum values of the area amplitude are taken alternately.

Accumulative filter averages the oscillogram points with the appropriate points of the oscillograms which were received before.

Fee field displays the number of averaged oscillograms. Reset button restarts the averaging process from the beginning.

Polynomial filter doesn’t require any preliminary settings, it averages every sample according to the adjacent ones, the regulator specifies the filtration value, from the zero leftmost up to the rightmost position.

Measurements tab:

Displays automatically measured frequency and amplitude for two channels and cursor of the specrum analysis graph.

Main menu

File Menu

Reading data from a file… - used to select the file to read the previously recorded data.
Writing data to a file… - used to select a file to record the current data.
Save image to file… - used to select a file and write the current oscillogram image into it.
Save configuration… - used to save the program settings into file.
Load the configuration… - used to restore the program settings from file.
Print… - used to print the oscillogram image.
Printing preferences… - used to call for the printer customization dialog.
Exit… - used to exit the program with further closing of all its data files.

View menu

Net – used to open/close the net on the oscillogram graph.
X-Y figure – used to open/close Lissajous figure on two channels.
Infinit Persistence – used to select the oscilloscope “afterglow” mode.
Style of drawing waveforms – used to display the oscillograms in points, in broken or distorted lines.

Help menu

Contains commands to call the current help file and the window of the program brief information.

Standard package

The software in the standard package of the device has no physical media (CD) and can be downloaded at after the purchasing and registering the equipment with a serial number. This software is paid-for and its cost is included into device value.

In the new version of the software, when connecting the unit for the first time, it will ask for a license (access key). It is available online after product registration. Insert the entire character set by coping and pasting it from Follow the instructions on the site. We recommend that you make and keep a copy of the downloaded software. Follow the our websites news releases to receive software updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to install AKTAKOM DSO-Reader Light software?

  • How to install AKTAKOM DSO-Reader Light software?
    1. Run the installation file ADSOR_Setup.exe.
    2. Follow the instruction of how to install ADSOR software.

    If during the installation process you selected item “Install USB driver” this will lead to automatic USB driver installation after the software is installed.

    If you refused the automatic driver installation or it has failed due to some reasons you may install the driver manually later. Driver installation process is shown below.

    Manual installation of USB driver (Windows 8)

    Enter Windows as an administrator, connect the device to the PC.

    Call Control panel from Start menu, chose System (or just press Win+Pause combination on the keyboard):

    Call Device manager. Find Oscilloscope device (it will be marked with a warning icon since the driver has not been installed for it yet):

    Open its properties (with double click), click Update Driver. You will see the following window:

    Select "Search for drivers on this computer" and afterwards specify the location of the driver folder:

    Select DSO-reader installation. In reaction to the security notice confirm the agreement to install the driver.

    Wait till the installation is completed. As a result there should be the following images:

    At this stage the driver may be considered ready for further work.


    AKTAKOM DSO-Reader Light software demo

    AKTAKOM DSO-Reader Light Software Installation

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