This article is translated to French language by Anna Chekovsky.
Pulse Recorder and Analyser - PRA
PRA is free software
Pulse Recorder and Analyser is designed to use a computer with a sound adapter as an multichannel analyser and scaler. The main purpose of the
application is to record and analyse signals received from a radiation detectors as: Geiger counters, scintillation detectors, gas proportional counters, and semiconductor detectors. It detects pulses and in real time analyses the acquired data. This application is currently used for running many experiments in the intermediate and advanced teaching laboratories in the School of Physics at The University of Sydney.
Hardware and software requirements:
A PC with a sound adapter running WindowsXP or higher operating system including 32bit and 64bit versions. It also works on Linux boxes using Wine.
Documents (.pls and .ini files) created by different PRA versions are not compatible. Version 10 is the latest one including the most features, but also requiring extra resources. Version 9 (50% less resources required and smaller document files) is still maintained and is recommended for most users. For more information about PRA please download the program:
Unpack "pra*.zip". Copy suitable 32bit or 64bit PRA.exe and PRA.pdf files to any folder with writing rights. This program is portable and all settings are saved in the "PRA.ini" file located in the application's directory. For help see "PRA.pdf" included in the package (starting from version 7.1 accesible from Help menu in PRA).