Minimum Computer Requirements for Wyatt Software

ASTRA®, DYNAMICS®, CALYPSO™ and VISION™ require a PC with these minimal specifications:

  • Intel® i5 processor or better
  • Display with 1280-by-1024 resolution or higher
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics
  • 4 GB of RAM; 8GB if additional software is to run simultaneously on the same PC, e.g. HPLC software, or SQL Server for ASTRA/DYNAMICS with Security Pack
  • 1 GB of available disk space for installation
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • USB 2.0 port for Calypso instrument communications (CALYPSO only)
  • Supported operating system mentioned below
  • For ASTRA/DYNAMICS with Security Pack: Microsoft ® SQL Server or SQL Server Express 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 or 2019

OBSERVER™ requires a PC with these minimal specifications:

  • Microsoft® operating system: Windows® 10 64-bit Professional
  • Intel i7 Broadwell (5th generation) or better processer
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 500 GB SSD if storing experiments locally
  • WebGL must be supported by your PC and its GPU(s)
  • Computers with discrete AMD GPUs must have Radeon 18.5.1 drivers or newer

Recommended Computer Specifications for Wyatt Software

For optimal performance, ASTRA, DYNAMICS, CALYPSO and VISION should be installed on a PC with these additional/extended specifications:

  • Intel i7 Broadwell (5th generation) processor or better
  • Display with 1920-by-1080 resolution or higher
  • 16 GB or more of RAM
  • 500 GB or larger Solid State Disk (SSD)
  • For ASTRA/DYNAMICS with Security Pack: Microsoft ® SQL Server 2016, 2017 or 2019

Operating System

Windows 7 Compatibility

ASTRA, DYNAMICS, VISION and CALYPSO will run on the following operating systems:

  • Recommended: Microsoft Windows® 10 64-bit Professional Edition
  • Minimum requirement: 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10/8 Professional/Enterprise Edition

ASTRA, DYNAMICS and CALYPSO have been tested extensively with English versions of the Windows operating system. We do not guarantee absolute compatibility with all other language versions but in our experience we have seen almost no issues.

If you are considering upgrading your current software to the latest version, please log in to Wyatt Support and check the compatibility of your instruments with the latest software, or contact Customer Support.