posted on January 25, 2012 21:40
SCICHART™ High Performance WPF Silverlight Charting has now been released! See the product website with demos and pricing over at www.scichart.com
We are pleased to announce that the SciChart Beta is finally here! After months of intensive development, we have accomplished our original goal to provide ultra high performance Silverlight and WPF charts for medical, scientific and financial applications. Please feel free to send us your comments, suggestions and feature requests for SciChart. We aim to answer queries within 24 hours and hope to find you a helpful and useful solution.
Our original performance target was to render 100,000 points in under 50ms to allow real-time charting of large datasets at interactive framerates. Let me tell you we have surpassed this level of performance in the Beta. SciChart can render 100,000 points smoothly at 30FPS, but more than that, it can render 1,000,000 points at 5-10FPS. That's over 5 million datapoints per second of real-time rendering in a pure WPF / Silverlight charting component.
SciChart Beta v1.0.0 Demo
So what has changed since the SciChart Technology Preview in December?
- The SciTrader chart has smoother rendering and now snaps zoom/pan operations to X-Axis valuesm fixing a bug in X-Axis gridline and chart series synchronization.
- SciChart allows for decoupled multi-threaded dataloading and rendering pipeline, which is exploited in the Performance demo to push hundreds of thousands of points to the line chart.
- Line charts now include the option of Anti-Aliasing for a smoother visual experience.
- A new 16-channel EEG demo has been added which uses multi-threaded dataset loading to render 16 channels of 1,000 point charts in real-time at blazing speed.
- In addition to standard series, added a FIFO Buffered series type to allow scrolling chart series.
- Overall performance updates, bug fixes and stability improvements.
This Beta requires the .NET Framework v4.0 or Silverlight 4 to run and includes example source in VS2010 projects. The Beta will expire on the 30th March 2012.
In the meantime, note that we are developing a dedicated website for SciChart which will be up in the next week or two at www.scichart.com. There we will make SciChart available for purchase in commercial applications as well as provide examples, info and answer FAQ.
We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback. It is on the back of this feedback that we can deliver a solid and valuable real-time charting control for Scientific and Trading applications.