# can I use the function that count pulse?

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### can I use the function that count pulse?

can I use the function that count pulse between ruler?

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TAKA
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Hi Taka,

Are you looking to use PicoScope 6 to measure the amplitude or width of a pulse within PicoScope 6 or are you looking for a function in the SDK to do this?
Hitesh

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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

I'll measure the pulse wave (square wave) with PicoScope 6.
I want to count the number of pulses in a certain time range.
In the figure below, there is 19 pulse.
It is difficult to count by manually operating because there are hundreds of pulses in actual measurements.
Let me know how to measure.

TAKA
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Thanks
Martyn
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Hi TAKA,

We don't yet have a pulse count function, but there is a sort of workaround. Add a 'Frequency' measurement between rulers and then multiply that by the delta between the rulers. E.g. if Frequency = 1 kHz and Delta is 167 ms, then number of pulses = 1000 x 0.167 = 167. This may not be ideal but it is better than counting manually.

I'll ask the software engineers to put a pulse count measurement on their to-do list.
Jeff

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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

It has measured by the proposed method.
Thank you.
It expects that a pulse count function is added.

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TAKA
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

I agree this would be a really useful feature. Is it possible to let us know (via email) when this feature has been added to a Beta version?

Will it be possible to configure the level at which the count is incremented. For example, you might have a signal which isn't passing through ground or the trigger level and you want to count how often it goes through 2V or some other arbitrary voltage. Being able to configure whether this count is increment on a rising, falling or both edges would also be very useful.

Thanks.
Gucci
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

The request for the addition of this functionality covers these options.
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Hello, sorry to revive the long-dead thread, but has this feature seen any development? I would like to be counted as an interested party.
rmull
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Hi rmull,

The feature has not been added as yet but I have updated the feature request on our system.

Thanks,
Hitesh

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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Hello,
Is there any development with the counting pulses feature?
Thanks,
lachapelle.amelie
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### Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

lachapelle.amelie wrote:Hello,
Is there any development with the counting pulses feature?
Thanks,

Yes - PicoScope R6.12 and later has an edge counting feature. More details here
https://www.picotech.com/library/picosc ... ase-6.12.2
alan