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by Mark_O
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Picoscope not delivering to specification??
Replies: 23
Views: 7858

Re: Picoscope not delivering to specification??

How Can I access the rest of the memory ? :?: Change to a slower timebase. Or increase the sample rate. At 20 ms/div, that's 1/5 sec full screen. At 25 MS/s, that's 5 MS, exactly what you are seeing. (Oh, and ms is milliseconds, and MS is mega-samples. Also "a 5443A it is specified as having 64ms, ...
by Mark_O
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Custom Decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 4243

Re: Custom Decoder

I am interested in information on the custom serial decoders as well.
by Mark_O
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Time offset?
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

Re: Time offset?

Good point about the 9000-series, Martyn. Thanks for that. That's way outside my pay-grade, so I've never paid much attention to it. :) I was just looking for anything sub-nanosecond. Very interesting that a Maths channel can offset time, and not just an amplitude value. Certainly very flexible! But...
by Mark_O
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Time offset?
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

Re: Time offset?

Well, to be fair, and having given it more thought, perhaps it's not quite as important as I've made it out to be. Most ranges of PicoScopes don't sample beyond 1 GSa/sec, which is 1 ns per sample. You'd need ~25 cm of lead-length difference to shift things by one sample interval. Which you could co...
by Mark_O
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Time offset?
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

Re: Time offset?

You can't do it with channels but you can with reference waveforms. It's unfortunate, but it seems like the deeper I look into the Picoscope capabilities, the more limitations I uncover. :oops: This capability is completely routine, even on the cheapest of standalone DSOs, where it is commonly refe...
by Mark_O
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Rapid Trigger Mode--Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Rapid Trigger Mode--Questions

Thanks very much, Martyn. That is a good explanation. Definitely worthy of inclusion in a future update of the documentation. :wink: I'm glad to hear RTM is usable as low as 1ms/div. "only on the fastest timebases" was suggestive of being a significantly higher rate. And thus more restrictive. But i...
by Mark_O
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta
Replies: 13
Views: 11217

Re: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta

I haven't had any time to test the Beta yet myself, but I have looked at the Examples, and they are also obviously incorrect. (When I first saw them, I thought they were just "faked".) Why do I say that? Because many of the ID fields depicted have values such as Ax xx xx xx, and 9x xx xx xx. Which w...
by Mark_O
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Rapid Trigger Mode--Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Rapid Trigger Mode--Questions

The PS6 manual has a side note that RTM is only usable "on the fastest timebases". But says nothing about what those limitations are. This degree of vagueness is more than a little confusing. Especially for a powerful function in an engineering tool. Would it be possible to clarify a bit just what t...
by Mark_O
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta
Replies: 13
Views: 11217

Re: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta

Thanks very much, Martyn. That will make it a lot easier to feel like a contributor here.

- Mark
by Mark_O
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Suitable for zoom in continuous mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 3449

Re: Suitable for zoom in continuous mode?

Other than the 4 channels, relatively deeper memory and the USB 3.0 connection, the other advantage of the PicoScope 3403D is that it has an external trigger input. Right. But worth noting that the Ext Trig goes away on the 3403D MSO version. And the "relatively deeper memory" is irrelevant in cont...
by Mark_O
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta
Replies: 13
Views: 11217

Re: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta

BTW, how many years do I need to have been a member here, or how many posts, before I no longer have to wait days for my comments to go through a Moderator? (Notwithstanding the fact that no matter how many Posts I contribute here, my count always remains at 0.) Just a wee bit annoying. Thanks, - Mark
by Mark_O
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta
Replies: 13
Views: 11217

Re: PicoScope 6.11.4 Beta

Congrats! This has been a long time coming, and is highly anticipated.

Hopefully the results will have been worth the wait.
by Mark_O
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

p8062001, Is this feature integrate in the current version of March 2015 ? No, that was requested only 3 years ago. The Dev Team hasn't gotten around to it yet. ;) But to be fair, it should be noted that the hardware has no capability to do what was requested. I.e., it simply can't trigger on decode...
by Mark_O
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Gap in continuous data
Replies: 13
Views: 11569

Re: Gap in continuous data

Martyn, We are looking at increasing some of the performance limits in the software, possibly through a user option, to reflect the increased capabilities of modern PC's, and the increasing use of USB3 in our devices. That would be very wise, and much appreciated. These limits were in place to allow...
by Mark_O
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: CAN decode boxing
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: CAN decode boxing

This should be covered by the rewritten serial decoding which should be out soon.
Thanks, Martyn. Soon is good! :mrgreen: