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Trigger Time

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On my old Hameg I had a timer showing time since last trigger. I cannot find this in Picoscope.
This is useful when measuring non repetitive signals.

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Re: Trigger Time

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Hi Moonwalker,

If you mean time since the Trigger occurred for the current capture, then that value is not needed because it will always be zero. PicoScope 6 performs an adjustment of the timing of all samples so that the Trigger passes through zero.

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Re: Trigger Time

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No what I mean is time since last trigger.
Ex - I have similar pulses coming in every 5-20seconds. I would need to know the time since the last trigger (or time waiting for trigger) to know the time since the last pulse( or trigger).

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Re: Trigger Time

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Hi Moonwalker,

This is not currently available in PicoScope 6, but is intended for an up and coming version (unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to say exactly when that will be, but pay close attention to the next Beta version).

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Re: Trigger Time

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If you enable the preferences panel (Views->View Preferences) you will have a panel on the right that will give a Microsoft timestamp for each capture to 1 second accuracy.

The timestamp Gerry has mentioned will be in micro seconds if the scope supports the functionality.
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Re: Trigger Time

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Thanks the Timestamp in the preferences windows may help but is not exactly as I want. You need to compare the Timestamp with the current time and compute difference to get proper Trigger time.

I think this is very easy to implement since you already have Timestamp of last trigger. Just add another label below Capture Time and compute difference with current time - updating it say every 100ms max.

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Re: Trigger Time

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Which scope do you have ?
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Any update on this?

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Re: Trigger Time

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Hi Moonwalker,

Our development team are working to complete the new Software version that will include the function that I mentioned above, however, unfortunately, we are not in a position to be able to give Timescales (there is a discussion about all of this here: topic40416.html).

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