MacBookPro15

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The only computer I have that has the processing, RAM, and 194 khz sound sample rate is a MacBookPro15. I have Parallels Desktop which runs Windows 7, or 8 environments. Has anyone had success running FlexRadio SDR on a Mac using this configuration? Right now, I use this computer to record, and mix music mostly using LogicPro9, and synching with video using Soundtrack Pro. This machine runs 64bit applications flawlessly (so far).
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Tim,

Before I get into the issue of Parallels or other VM environments, not since the SDR-1000 has a sound card been needed for the operation of our SDRs. A sound card is now used in conjunction with the FLEX-6000 only for operating sound card based digital modes and this situation is only temporary until we have the ability to stream audio from the radio over the network (IP).

SmartSDR for Windows is a 32 and 64-bit application and will operate under Parallels as long as the VM has sufficient CPU (cores) and RAM allocated to it. Some of our developers use OS X to develop the radio code and when they test it, they do so running SmartSDR for Windows on Parallels.