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by Mark_O
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode
Replies: 20
Views: 17548

Re: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode

I can only imagine how Benny must feel about this revelation, after having just dropped over $26,000 on a stack of PicoScopes. Hitesh, the ps6000 driver does not currently provide a trigger time stamping function in rapid block mode. This statement is neither accurate, nor true. The driver contains ...
by Mark_O
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode
Replies: 20
Views: 17548

Re: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode

Hitesh, thanks very much for nailing this down conclusively. It is much appreciated. This is a feature that will be considered in the future but is not available in the current PicoScope 6000 Series models. Wow! That literally blows my mind. A documented capability, but not actually implemented ! Ca...
by Mark_O
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Fastest way of capturing data
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Fastest way of capuring data

Hi, Fabian. Is this really true? I have understand this in the other way, I already described. If you are right, what is the benefit of the rapid block mode then? It really doesn't matter, if I partition the memory and write it full or if I write it full as one big memory. The benefit is that if the...
by Mark_O
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Fastest way of capturing data
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Fastest way of capuring data

Hi, Fabian. Thanks for filling in the missing pieces, and confirming that you're already using USB3, and that Streaming is too slow. The block length isn't specified up to now and so I'm very variable with this. I tried very different ones starting from 100 to 1000000, while 100 has to me the minimu...
by Mark_O
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: hdmi cec one-wire-bus decode?
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: hdmi cec one-wire-bus decode?

is there an HDMI CEC decoder available from picotec? if not are there any third party decoders available for this? Hi, Steve. There is no such decoder yet, but Pico has started adding new ones recently, at a pretty good rate. Their Beta version is now up to about 16! Which is quite impressive. So i...
by Mark_O
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode
Replies: 20
Views: 17548

Re: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode

GetValuesTriggerTimeOffsetBulk64 - This function retrieves the 64-bit time offsets for waveforms captured in rapid block mode. Assuming these functions actually work (and they must, or PS6 would have nothing to go on), the problem is simply one of ambiguity in defining what the "offsets" returned a...
by Mark_O
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode
Replies: 20
Views: 17548

Re: Relative time between triggers Rapid Block Mode

Unfortunately, the ps6000 driver does not currently provide a trigger time stamping function in rapid block mode. I am finding this very confusing, and would appreciate a bit more explanation. Page 34 of ps6000pg-en-9.pdf says, 3.9.13 ps6000GetTriggerTimeOffset64 PICO_STATUS ps6000GetTriggerTimeOff...
by Mark_O
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: PicoScope for Linux
Topic: screensizes
Replies: 7
Views: 4695

Re: screensizes

Your product looks great, just want to know if it will work with my little friend. I see I side-stepped this question, so I'll answer it directly. Yes, it should run just fine on your little friend. Even better than jerash experienced on his Asus running linux. There won't be any horizontal issues ...
by Mark_O
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: PicoScope for Linux
Topic: screensizes
Replies: 7
Views: 4695

Re: screensizes

I wrote: > I have PicoScope running right now in a tiny window, at 743x278, with nothing cut off. I just rechecked, and while that is true for controls at the top, it does cut off the Measurements, Rulers, and Notes buttons on the bottom. You need at least 978 horizontally, for all those to be inclu...
by Mark_O
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: PicoScope for Linux
Topic: screensizes
Replies: 7
Views: 4695

Re: screensizes

One of the advantages we have over competitors is the real estate offered by the PC screen, 1024x760 was chosen as the base resolution for this reason. I think you meant 1024x768. And while this is true, it fails to tell the whole story. I have PicoScope running right now in a tiny window, at 743x2...
by Mark_O
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: PicoScope for Linux
Topic: screensizes
Replies: 7
Views: 4695

Re: screensizes

Hi, rocket. ...I have an asus netbook. It is also 1024x600 and I've recently swapped in an ssd and that makes it quite zippy. With a >9 hour battery life, and small footprint, it would seem this netbook would be a perfect platform for a usb scope. I agree. Though keep in mind that a Picoscope runs f...
by Mark_O
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Fastest way of capturing data
Replies: 13
Views: 5120

Re: Fastest way of capturing data

Hi, Fabian. I use the Picoscope 6404D for capturing data using the SDK and Labview. As my application needs a fast data aquisition I need to use the fastest timebase that's possible (200 ps). Congrats! That's a very powerful piece of kit. Super high acquisition speed (5 GSa/s) combined with super de...
by Mark_O
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Rapid Trigger Mode--Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: Rapid Trigger Mode--Questions

Waking this back up again, since it's been 10 days with no response... You mentioned inter-segment gaps being as small as 1us, and I was wondering what that gap would be in a situation where one was using a 32M buffer, split into something close to the maximum 10k segments (so ~3200 Sa/seg), with ea...
by Mark_O
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Picoscope not delivering to specification??
Replies: 23
Views: 7858

Re: Picoscope not delivering to specification??

It would be nice to have an option to disable math and serial decoding during live capture and automatically re-enable after pressing the stop button. This would save me a lot of time ! I agree! Putting the burden on the operator (to have to manually switch back and forth) kind of misses the point ...
by Mark_O
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Picoscope not delivering to specification??
Replies: 23
Views: 7858

Re: Picoscope not delivering to specification??

Do you have any Maths Channels, Filtering, of Resolution Enhancement enabled as this will reduce the number of samples to 2MS. Good to know! So using a Maths channel to achieve interchannel time-correlation (for example) is not very productive. Someone could spend a lot of money to get a large memo...