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by johnw
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: time between captures
Replies: 6
Views: 3741

Re: time between captures

hi omnium Picoscope 6 has a range of measurement options built in you can set to display automatically or you can use 2 adjustable rulers to measure between specific points. You can also capture the signal and measure it or do it in "real time" If you don't have the software - download it and it wil...
by johnw
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: some inconvenience of ver 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: some inconvenience of ver 6

Hi Martyn If you are working on new features can I renew my call to improve the start/stop capture buttons? When using the rs232 serial decoding for example and waiting for a triggered signal I often find I can't tell if it is actually going to capture or not. (The buttons could be bigger too and th...
by johnw
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Gif or Jpg import overlay suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1803

Re: Gif or Jpg import overlay suggestion

This sounds a bit like my own comment a while back - see thread:
www.picotech.com/support/post19727.html#p19727
That's 3 of us anyway!

This is the trouble with designing a good PC based scope - we always
want it to do more

:)
by johnw
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Variable size visible grid
Replies: 8
Views: 5329

Re: Variable size visible grid

Hi Ziko - I tend to find the zoom (and capture) features of pico 6 a bit cumbersome to use and it doesn't quite do the job. I can guess why you may have been told this can't be done - I suspect you are right about the digital timebase. Presumably it's a granularity issue with the A to D or something...
by johnw
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Variable size visible grid
Replies: 8
Views: 5329

Re: Variable size visible grid

Hi Mech Sorry - if I only had time! Sadly I'm a scope user not designer although I probably wouldn't turn the work down if offered! Perhaps Pico could organise some sort of "design collective" to work on some of the suggestions they don't see as priorities but others may still find useful. Some sort...
by johnw
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: new funtion
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

Re: new funtion

oww nice tip Tom I think I'll give this a go myself.
Could be a good one for a FAQ.
by johnw
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Refresh speed
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: Refresh speed

Sorry to take so long to respond.
I've turned down the rate as Tom suggested - this seems to have
done the trick. Thanks to all.

(new fangled digital gadgetry - snif snort mumble.... ) :wink:
by johnw
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Refresh speed
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: Refresh speed

Hi Ziko I use a 4224. Just a simple square wave - maybe 30 cycles of about 600uS pulse width variable by about 20%. About 3 sets captured. Nothing too large I don't think unless I'm doing something wrong or just badly. Can you think of anything I may not be doing that could cause this? I notice no o...
by johnw
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Problem installing PicScope on LapTops
Replies: 14
Views: 7603

Re: Problem installing PicScope on LapTops

I don't see any hardware listed in this thread. Maybe the issue is hardware? You seem to have checked your OS. I assume you have tried a complete uninstall - ran a registry cleaner and then re-installed. Perhaps if you listed your hardware specs something may be of interest. I suggest this as I run ...
by johnw
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Refresh speed
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: Refresh speed

Not specifically refresh but related I think ... Could you do something about the response time when stopping one capture - clearing the display - and restarting a new capture? It usually takes 4 - 5 seconds for the new capture to start and sometimes it just doesn't start and the button needs to be ...
by johnw
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Variable size visible grid
Replies: 8
Views: 5329

Re: Variable size visible grid

Hi Ziko You could implement it as a fully variable timebase grid (instead of the current fixed step size grids - 5ms/ 10ms/ etc ) or as a simple overlay on top of the main trace with big fat coloured grid lines you can see at a glance over a shoulder (old fogies like me tend to have poor eyesight......
by johnw
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General Software Discussions
Topic: Variable size visible grid
Replies: 8
Views: 5329

Variable size visible grid

I don't know if this would be any use to anyone else but I've been working with various pulse trains (manchester/nrz etc) and sometimes have to keep moving the measuring bars around to identify time period windows. The fixed axis and zooming in doesn't really do it if you need to keep changing thing...
by johnw
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: LibUsb-Win32 and PicoScope 3205
Replies: 5
Views: 6147

Re: LibUsb-Win32 and PicoScope 3205

I don't know if this is relevant but I read in passing the other
day that some USB devices don't like being on the same hub as others.

It can be a power issue or perhaps a conflict issue I don't know.
Just thought I'd mention it in case.

john
by johnw
Mon May 17, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Installing beta 6_4_10
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Installing beta 6_4_10

Good to know - thanks Peter.
by johnw
Mon May 03, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Installing beta 6_4_10
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Installing beta 6_4_10

V6_4_10

Does the existing version need to be uninstalled first or can
they reside side by side? (Vista 32 bit)