High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems (Third Edition)

In today's world of high-speed converters operating in the gigahertz range, real-time has become a challenging task that requires specialized hardware and intelligent application software. When designing a real-time recorder capable of streaming sustained data to disk at rates of up to 3 GB/sec and higher, the system developer has to consider the limitations presented by the recorder's operating and file systems, the limitations of technology, the hardware interfaces, and the technology.

In this handbook, we will look at some of these techniques and will discuss some of the features that are widely desired in such a system, including the use of a non-proprietary file system, the use of a client-server architecture, and the presence of a user-friendly API ().