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by TinWhisker
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: loading pl1000.dll with excel on different PCs
Replies: 6
Views: 5225

Re: loading pl1000.dll with excel on different PCs

Just to add: Where you declare the .dll, you can append the excel worksheet location via 'ActiveWorkbook.Path' to the start - so you can bundle the worksheet and .dll together without having to put the .dll in other folders. i.e. Declare Function SomeDLLFunc Lib ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\pl1000.dll" J...
by TinWhisker
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: PicoLog
Topic: Picolog on Netbook records at one third speed
Replies: 11
Views: 7830

Re: Picolog records data at one third speed

I'm running picolog on a netbook with Win XP. To save energy, the netbook slows the processor whenever you aren't actively typing. For example, when typing the processor runs at full speed, 900 MHz. After stopping typing, the processor slows to about 480 MHz. This seems to be the source of my probl...
by TinWhisker
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: PS3205: Issue with driver under Win7 x64
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

Re: PS3205: Issue with driver under Win7 x64

What version of PicoScope are you using? I've had this with a bad USB lead and with a beta (albeit months ago) of PicoScope (independant issues). So I suggest another lead and/or an older version of PicoScope. (B&O; still see it about, though mainly when I get given stacks of 80's era decks, amps an...
by TinWhisker
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Picoscope 2205 fried "ground bridge"
Replies: 3
Views: 2920

Re: Picoscope 2205 fried "ground bridge"

Anyone knows what kind of component and values this is? similar components on channel B measures 0 ohm, making me believe it is some kind of smd fuse? See attached picture, the one in the red circle is fried and the ones in yellow circle is similar! It is indeed a 0 Ohm resistor and they are used a...
by TinWhisker
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Picopp folder missing in SDK r10.4.1.1
Replies: 5
Views: 4017

Re: Picopp folder missing in SDK r10.4.1.1

Edit: I stand corrected :D
by TinWhisker
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: Virtual Machines and PicoScope
Replies: 2
Views: 5750

Re: Virtual Machines and PicoScope

Which scope do you have?

There are Linux drivers available (and to come), as well as some community efforts - I'm sure there's enough to get you on your feet.

Others use VM's ok, have a search here to see how/what version.
by TinWhisker
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: detecting low amplitude clicks in audio stream
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Re: detecting low amplitude clicks in audio stream

Have you tried low(and high)-pass filtering the stream to narrow the field a little?

The biggest hurdle is to sync - assuming the music has drums too, is to not sync with them!
Once you have got sync, you can estimate when the next click appears and search that region only.
by TinWhisker
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Start/Stop data acquisition from another program?
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: Start/Stop data acquisition from another program?

This is very easy with some coding (I did it in C#, but VB or anything that can access windows API's)! A Google search says MatLab can use CALLLIB perhaps? My method: - Open as many PicoScopes as you need, stop sampling and configure each as needed. (I had 10 instances to test) - Write a script in y...
by TinWhisker
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Pico driver handle value
Replies: 6
Views: 4188

Re: Pico driver handle value

Just made sure my PS & drivers are up-to-date and can confirm Martyn is correct.
by TinWhisker
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: How to run PicoScope6 under Wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 7892

Re: How to run PicoScope6 under Wine?

That's pretty much the stopping point for me too. Although I haven't tried Wine yet, it is the 'most' likely at this moment in time to run PicoScope due to being able to use the MS .Net runtimes and recreating windows quirks that PicoScope may rely on. If PicoScope gets tweaked to be Linux friendly,...
by TinWhisker
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: How to run PicoScope6 under Wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 7892

Re: How to run PicoScope6 under Wine?

It looks as though Wine hasn't compiled fully. Also, as PicoScope is .Net based, you will also need the .Net runtimes installed in Wine (.Net 2). Being .Net, Mono should also be a possibility, but at this time it doesn't run - though it may just need some extra tweaking. If it does, it'll run as a n...
by TinWhisker
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Pico driver handle value
Replies: 6
Views: 4188

Re: Pico driver handle value

Maybe I misunderstand the issue? From what your saying, is either: Whatever handle is given, closing 0 to 5 clears connection issues? or If a scope stops responding, you try to re-open using the given handle, rather than closing it first? I'm assuming the latter, by which closing the driver handle f...
by TinWhisker
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: 12bit MSO?
Replies: 6
Views: 4634

Re: 12bit MSO?

Theoretically I can cover my needs using 12bit scope for "sensitive stuff" on one PC and 8bit MSO on other PC (AFAIK cannot connect two to one PC), also include diff probes. There should be no reason you cannot connect two to the same PC, unless the PC is very slow or has a single USB port? Unless ...
by TinWhisker
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Pico driver handle value
Replies: 6
Views: 4188

Re: Pico driver handle value

I do not know the full reason/answer, but I haven't seen a linear or pattern based handle allocation. (It's pretty random in other words)

The handle is allocated when the driver finds a device, so I would grab it then and place it in an array.
Then loop on that array later when closing them.
by TinWhisker
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Using a PicoScope 4000 series with VirtualBox
Replies: 2
Views: 2233

Re: Using a PicoScope 4000 series with VirtualBox

VirtualBox has some weird USB issues at times.

The quick-fix is to swap the USB lead to another port.
Otherwise use another VM (VMWare, Virtual PC, etc)