The TDSL (Tube Data Sheet
Locator) Personal Edition provides information right on your PC for a large number of
Advanced searching facilities help you to compare different types and make substitutes
for hard to find vacuum tubes.
It is intended to be of interest to amplifier technicians, amp modifiers, hobbyists and
||Searching: Search by designator - for example, searching
on 6K will bring up all vacuum tube types starting with 6K and display them in the filter
window. Simply browse through the list looking at the data. Search by
parameters - find vacuum tubes based on their parameters like maximum rating or pinout.
"Soft matches" are allowed by finding approximate values - you can decide
how close it needs to be.
||Filter panel: Displays the vacuum tubes that meet your
search criteria. Simply click on the tube type to see the data.
tab: Shows the basing diagram and pin list for over 4,300 vacuum tubes.
example shown (and following examples) are for the 6K6-GT.
tab: Display substitutes for over 8,500 vacuum tubes. These are graded into
four categories: (1) Close/Identical, (2) Different rating or performance, (3) Different
pinout/basing, (4) Different filament voltage.
tab: See the maximum ratings and filament voltages for over 3,600 vacuum tubes.
data tab: Displays real world application data for over 1,700 vacuum tubes.
||Data sheets tab:
As if the features above are not enough, TDSL
PE includes Internet URLs for over 9,500 vacuum tubes where you can click to see a data
sheet on the web or visit the site which hosts the data sheets.* A
simple mouse click will fire up your favourite web browser and access everything
automatically for you.
* Visitng web sites or web based data sheets requires you to be online
at the time.
||Easy data updates:
TDSL2 starts off as 64.0MB of database files, and 438 .gif basing
diagrams occupying nearly 900k. All of this information and
the software is crammed into a relatively tiny .exe file (only 750k) using
highly sophisticated custom compression techniques. Due to the compact
size, you can just pull an update
when you need it.
||Operating system: Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows NT4.
TDSL Personal Edition is a 32 bit application, and will not work
under Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11 even if Win32S is installed.
||Processor: Minimum 486, recommended Pentium or better.
||Display: 640 x 480 or greater, with 16 colour
capability, as a minimum. Recommended 800x600 or better. Large fonts are
||Memory: As per minimum requirement for operating system.
Recommended 32MB or more.
Download the Software
To download the TDSL Personal Edition version 1.0 , click