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by alan
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: feature request: tracking rulers
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: feature request: tracking rulers

Hi,

To enable tracking rulers drag the 2 rulers onto the screen. A box pops up to show the time (or amplitude) of each ruler. On the right hand side of this is a small padlock symbol. Click to lock the rulers.

I hope that does what you want, if not please let us know!
by alan
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Choosing the correct scope
Replies: 1
Views: 1971

Re: Choosing the correct scope

I assume you are talking about valve audio amplifiers? If so that means your frequency requirements are easy to solve as you only need a few kHz of bandwidth when all modern scopes offer many MHz. The main issue will be safety - do you know what the maximum voltage you will be measuring? Most scopes...
by alan
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Frequency, what is wrong? PICO TC-08
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: Frequency, what is wrong? PICO TC-08

Hi, Is the furnace an electric/arc type? If so I have come across situations where the EMF generated in the thermocouples exceeds the common mode voltage range of the TC-08. In other cases the thermocouple tips are in electrical contact with the furnance but due to the high currents flowing the grou...
by alan
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: USB DrDAQ
Topic: Universal buffer for the DrDAQ
Replies: 6
Views: 7022

Re: Universal buffer for the DrDAQ

Many thanks for this!! The DrDAQ is a great building block that can be at the heart of many projects.

I am sure your work will help many others.
by alan
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6: Improved waveform update rate
Replies: 3
Views: 10382

Re: PicoScope 6: Improved waveform update rate

The waveform update rates are now as high as 170,000 waveforms per second.
http://www.picotech.com/oscilloscope-wa ... rates.html
by alan
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6: Improved waveform update rate
Replies: 3
Views: 10382

Re: PicoScope Beta 6.9.5: Improved waveform update rate

Our team of very talented engineers have continued to work on improving the max number of waveforms per second.

R6.10 beta available from http://labs.picotech.com/ increases the maximum number of waveforms per second as high as 100,000 for our USB3.0 connected oscilloscopes!
by alan
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: How to control vertical range of Spectral Mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

Re: How to control vertical range of Spectral Mode?

As its just off the screen try dragging up the left hand axis with the mouse to reveal more. Another option is to click on the x1 icon at the bottom left, from this you can set a zoom of say 0.9 to reveal more.

If that does not work, let us know and we will find another solution.
by alan
Thu May 22, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6: Improved waveform update rate
Replies: 3
Views: 10382

PicoScope 6: Improved waveform update rate

In a recent forum post http://www.picotech.com/support/topic13697.html we explained how our oscilloscopes maintain a fast waveform update rate even with very deep memory enabled. They can process and display more samples per second than any other oscilloscope on the market. As well as fast waveform ...
by alan
Thu May 22, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope Beta 6.9.5: New filter options
Replies: 3
Views: 8091

PicoScope Beta 6.9.5: New filter options

Beta releases have NOT been fully tested by us. If you choose to install and use the beta software you should expect to run into bugs. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don’t work to problems that may cause your PC to crash. This forum post is intended to provide a brief int...
by alan
Thu May 22, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope Beta 6.9.5: Duty cycle graphing
Replies: 5
Views: 7704

PicoScope Beta 6.9.5: Duty cycle graphing

Beta releases have NOT been fully tested by us. If you choose to install and use the beta software you should expect to run into bugs. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don’t work to problems that may cause your PC to crash. This forum post is intended to provide a brief int...
by alan
Thu May 08, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: The USB bottleneck myth debunked
Replies: 10
Views: 15188

Re: The USB bottleneck myth debunked

Hi EPAIII, The raw data / samples are always stored in the oscilloscope. If we sample at 5 GS/s with a timebase of 2ms/div (20 ms total) then 100 million samples will be stored in the scope. As described above the scope uses the hardware acceleration to quickly form and transfer the image to be disp...
by alan
Thu May 08, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro and a question
Replies: 2
Views: 2356

Re: Intro and a question

Hi & Welcome!

A 10kV video amp sounds impressive, if a little scary!

PicoScope has a XY mode, quick way of getting it is to enable 2 channels, right click "Add view" and select XY. If thats not what you are after then just let us know.
by alan
Sat May 03, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Picoscop 4424 can not connect under Win7 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 4461

Re: Picoscop 4424 can not connect under Win7 64bit

Martyn can better advise than me on this, but the trace file extract has mention of files from PicoScope automotive. The PicoScope 4424 is not an automotive scope so will not work with the automotive software. If when you start the software the splash screen says PicoScope Automotive then uninstall ...
by alan
Fri May 02, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: PicoScope offset advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2531

Re: PicoScope offset advice

As Martyn says, lets have a look at the trace and see if we can do the job with the hardware you have. If not then something like the PicoScope 5242A http://www.picotech.com/picoscope5000-flexibleresolution.html would have several advantages and is in your budget. Rather than just 8 bits, you can ha...
by alan
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: The USB bottleneck myth debunked
Replies: 10
Views: 15188

Re: The USB bottleneck myth debunked

Hi, The answer is the same with all the deep memory PicoScope - there is no USB bottleneck with the 3206MSO. In this case the max sampling rate is 500 MS/s rather than 5 GS/s. For example at 10 ms/div timebase you can collect 50 million samples per waveform. The hardware acceleration engine is alway...