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tdslpe.gif (8143 bytes)Intro

The TDSL (Tube Data Sheet Locator) Personal Edition provides information right on your PC for a large number of vacuum tubes.

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 students.


Key features

bluebox.gif (813 bytes) 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.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) Filter panel: Displays the vacuum tubes that meet your search criteria.  Simply click on the tube type to see the data.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) pinout.gif (4390 bytes)Pinout tab: Shows the basing diagram and pin list for over 4,300 vacuum tubes.

The example shown (and following examples) are for the 6K6-GT.

bluebox.gif (813 bytes) subs.gif (3772 bytes)Substitutes 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.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) ratings.gif (2696 bytes)Ratings tab: See the maximum ratings and filament voltages for over 3,600 vacuum tubes.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) short.gif (3509 bytes)Short data tab: Displays real world application data for over 1,700 vacuum tubes.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) Data sheets tab:

links.gif (3106 bytes)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.

bluebox.gif (813 bytes) 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.

System requirements

bluebox.gif (813 bytes) 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.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) Processor: Minimum 486, recommended Pentium or better.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) Display: 640 x 480 or greater, with 16 colour capability, as a minimum.  Recommended 800x600 or better.  Large fonts are supported.
bluebox.gif (813 bytes) 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 here.

All trademarks acknowledged.   Copyright 1999-2008 Duncan Amplification.
Duncan Amplification reserve the right to vary the software specification from that published here.