The Admiral Instruments team is excited to announce the long-awaited release of our most comprehensive Squidstat User Interface software update ever! This new version v2.08.29.2022 is the official update from the previous version v184.108.40.2060 released nearly two years ago. Some of the more notable updates are listed below, and the full list is available in the More Options menu in the SUI.
Many of these improvements were inspired by feedback from our family of customers and distributors. We greatly appreciate hearing from people around the world about how to continuously improve our Squidstats. Our next big goal in future software updates is to greatly enhance our data analysis capabilities in unique ways. Please contact us if you'd like more insight into what we have planned!
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Some of the most notable updates include...
Four new building block tiles have been added to the Build An Experiment tab: Basic Potential Pulse, CC-CV Charge or Discharge, Stepped Current, Stepped Voltage
A “Share” button has been added that opens the directory where JSON files of custom experiments are stored to make your custom experiments easier to share with colleagues
Users now have the option to set the sampling interval as a change in voltage in all current controlled experiments (Constant Current in Charge/Discharge, Chronopotentiometry, Constant Current, Constant Current in Charge or Discharge)
Users can now set current in terms of C-rates in Constant Current, Chronopotentiometry, Constant Current in Charge/Discharge or Charge or Discharge experiments.
Real-time values now show “Power” in real time when running the Constant Power experiment.
Real-time values snow show “Resistance” in real time when running the Constant Resistance experiment.
We've introduced a custom .csv file format selector for users to create customized data outputs in .csv format
Many mini-improvements to charge/discharge experiment options, making it a lot more versatile for battery experiments
GITT and PITT can now be charged/discharged for more than 1 cycle
Notifications will now appear in the notification bell area when an EIS experiment takes more time than expected due to re-cycling of certain frequency ranges.
When IR Drop Compensation is enabled, the "Working Electrode (V)" column will now show the correct value on supported experiments. A new column "IR Compensated Working Electrode (V)" will show the compensated value.
All the file formats now follow the SI convention base unit (Current is expressed in Amperes), except for capacity or cumulative charge which is still in mAh.
There is no longer a limit on the number of digits for any of the values displayed in any .csv file.
Tooltips have been added in various areas to provide immediate explanations about certain features, for example Bandwidth Index and Stability Factor
Whenever the parameter is set beyond the device limit and “Start Experiment” is clicked on the Run an Experiment tab, a window with text “The chosen experiment has unsupported parameters for the selected device” will appear. The parameter that exceeds bounds will be highlighted in red border. Users can hover over the cross sign beside the parameter to know the reason for the error.
It is now optional to set parameters under the Ending Conditions of various experiments.
Higher resolution images have been added for all experiments with some changes made to their text with improved explanations.