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by Gerry
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: phase noise measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: phase noise measurements

No problem. Let us know if you find that that is not the case. We certainly don't have all the bases covered in our products, so we welcome your points of view, and there are always interesting twists on measurement applications that give us an opportunity to adapt what we have, or encourage other u...
by Gerry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: phase noise measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: phase noise measurements

Hi DeltaPapaCA, There are more recent discussions related to phase noise measurements, or at least phase noise measurements with the application of our Software Development Kit (see here: https://www.picotech.com/library/oscilloscopes/picoscope-software-development-kit-sdk) to creating the required ...
by Gerry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Corrections for Windowing functions in FFT calculations
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Corrections for Windowing functions in FFT calculations

Hi Dan,

I meant to come back to this post but forgot, so thanks for the links - I will take a look when I have some time.

Regards,

Gerry
by Gerry
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Waveform capture rate
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Waveform capture rate

Hi Azibitsker, If you are (a) using a fast enough TimeBase (10ms or less), and (b) not completely filling the waveform buffer of the 6404C when you capture each waveform, then you can split the waveform buffer and use 'Rapid Trigger Mode' in PicoScope 6 (or Fast Block Mode in the SDK). This can give...
by Gerry
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Trigger on interval between 2 channels
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Trigger on interval between 2 channels

Hi Benno, If I understand you correctly, what you need is 2 channel logic triggering with timing, which we don't have in a PicoScope, so you would need some hardware to implement this. You could implement it with a watchdog timer function, i.e. Ch C starts a counter/timer, and Ch D stops the Timer, ...
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: RF Products
Topic: Measure High Power Devices
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Measure High Power Devices

Hi Volker, Sorry for the delay in responding (I have been out of the office). The P1dB sweep of power and frequency is indeed a single sweep plan of the whole test space. The whole plan runs on the hardware and is not uninterruptible until it completes. This would include closure of the P1dB window....
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project - Machine Downtime
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Project - Machine Downtime

Hi watson118, What you appear to need is a watchdog timer application. So, when (and only when) the timer times-out, the logged level goes to zero. You can do this fairly easily using our Software Development Kit (SDK), and a time delay function (e.g. set to 1 second) used to create a pseudo watchdo...
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Pico scope 2205a voltage range
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Pico scope 2205a voltage range

Hi Mikey, Yes, you would be able to measure up to 200V on a x10 setting. however, if the impulse energy of the spikes you are measuring can be classified as CAT II or higher according to the IEC 61010 safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use, then you...
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Monitoring the Signal Generator AWG without a physical channel loopback
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Monitoring the Signal Generator AWG without a physical channel loopback

Hi MrCallisto, Unfortunately there is no way to do this, as there is no internal link between the Sig Gen and the PicoScope Channels. What you would need is an alternative low cost (if you can find one) or free (if you already have one) data acquisition system that can display waveforms. For instanc...
by Gerry
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: PicoScope for Linux
Topic: DC offset voltage
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: DC offset voltage

Hi janmol,

Unfortunately, this is a known issue that applies to all platform versions of PicoScope 6. So, a fix will be implemented, just not yet.

Regards,

Gerry
by Gerry
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: .Net Languages (C#, VB.Net, .)
Topic: Detect probe in TC-08
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Detect probe in TC-08

Hi Anders,

Unfortunately, there is no automatic detection in the TC-08.

Regards,

Gerry
by Gerry
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Using picoscope with USB to Ethernet bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Using picoscope with USB to Ethernet bridge

Hi Mike, I would focus on extending the range by a remote platform running PicoScope 6 that you can log in to because extending the range of USB is prone to start up issues. We have a multistage connection protocol for our Devices, which involves enumerating to find them then, when found, dropping t...
by Gerry
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Audio Amplifier measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Audio Amplifier measurements

Hi Vishaudio, Sorry for the delayed response, (I have been out of the office). First of all, the review that you found makes a valid point about the resolution required for measuring THD and noise. However, the comment about comparing 12-bit scopes to a budget USB Audio interface (essentially a low ...
by Gerry
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: LabVIEW
Topic: Serial decode
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Serial decode

Hi Lukas, You have 3 options: 1/ You can search for an already existing LIN decoding vi, to use with our Labview example for capturing the data. 2/ You can create a vi that will implement the decode, or use an alternative serial decoding format vi (e.g. RS232, for which there are many sources on the...
by Gerry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Single data line serial decoding
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Single data line serial decoding

Hi kostas, You need to frame the data bits that you are going to use as one word. So, you need to to use the 'SS' input (Chip Select) leaving it high and then forcing it low before and after you have finished transmitting all of your data. However you should take it high after enough time has gone b...