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by alan
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: The USB bottleneck myth debunked
Replies: 10
Views: 15702

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...
by alan
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: The USB bottleneck myth debunked
Replies: 10
Views: 15702

The USB bottleneck myth debunked

PicoScope oscilloscopes are well known for offering far deeper memories than competing benchtop or PC oscilloscopes. In fact for most of the last 20 years different generations of PicoScopes have offered the deepest memories available on any oscilloscope at any price. Due to the fact our oscilloscop...
by alan
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: The USB bottleneck myth debunked
Replies: 0
Views: 1838

The USB bottleneck myth debunked

PicoScope oscilloscopes are well known for offering far deeper memories than competing benchtop or PC oscilloscopes. In fact for most of the last 20 years different generations of PicoScopes have offered the deepest memories available on any oscilloscope at any price. Due to the fact our oscilloscop...
by alan
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Picoscope demo mode triggers extremely slowly?
Replies: 4
Views: 3417

Re: Picoscope demo mode triggers extremely slowly?

Hi, The PicoScope 3400 and all our scopes with deep memory have built in hardware acceleration which ensures screen update rates much faster than any other USB scopes and also much faster than most benchtop scopes. At fast timebases you get 1000s of updates per second. Even when collecting huge amou...
by alan
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Measuring Micro Amps with Pico4424 DSO
Replies: 3
Views: 7453

Re: Measuring Micro Amps with Pico4424 DSO

Hi, Few (non contact) current clamps will resolve to under 1mA. The K110 probe is one exception, but its fairly expensive http://www.amazon.com/AEMC-K110-Micro-Probe-Signal/dp/B008S0JLEK There are a couple of other options. Firstly its possible to amplify the signal measured by a current clamp by pa...
by alan
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Where's "v/div"?
Replies: 3
Views: 2727

Re: Where's "v/div"?

Hi, I think you are after the vertical position control so you can pull the signal you want to the middle of the screen and then use a more sensitive range? If so then its in the channel optons - press the icon with the channel letter (A, B etc) and the down arrow. From here you can adjust the offse...
by alan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: One big long buffer
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: One big long buffer

Hi, As you have the 3206 MSO it can collect 128,000,000 samples into its internal memory. Firstly make sure the max buffer memory is set to more than this - say 200MS. Its the control 2nd on the right from the timebase. Next to make sure you can use the full buffer use single shot trigger otherwise ...
by alan
Sat May 04, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

Re: Greetings

Welcome!

Cool project - please do keep us all updated with progress and photos.
by alan
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Waveform display in analog persistance mode
Replies: 13
Views: 7709

Re: Waveform display in analog persistance mode

If you select a timebase of 100us/div (1millisecond total) then in our scopes with deep memory you can be sampling at the maximum sampling rate in the normal scope mode. For example with the PicoScope 6404B you can be sampling at 5GS/s at this timebase. This will use up only 5 million samples of the...
by alan
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: trigger based on CAN bus decode
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: trigger based on CAN bus decode

Martyn is correct in that we do not have a hardware based CAN bus trigger but for many applications the huge memory of PicoScopes allows a different approach which is to collect all the data, decode and effectively trigger in software. This can be done using the "start from" option in the "in window...
by alan
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Waveform display in analog persistance mode
Replies: 13
Views: 7709

Re: Waveform display in analog persistance mode

Just to add to the above post, using the PicoScope 6.7 I get 40,000 waveforms per second in persistence mode. Depending on the persistence mode chosen a single shot square wave will either have less intense vertical edges than the horizontal ones or in color persistence modes the vertical edges will...
by alan
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: ADC212 out of range!
Replies: 9
Views: 5520

Re: ADC212 out of range!

Hi. PicoScope 6 Automotive should work with an ADC212. As for the voltage measurement, just check the channel is not set to AC coupling before concluding the channel is faulty. Also repeat test for channel B as well.
by alan
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: ADC212 out of range!
Replies: 9
Views: 5520

Re: ADC212 out of range!

I agree with Ziko - the photo shows the probe tip unconnected (ungrounded) so it will be picking up noise, possibly from the laptop. 1mV is not a lot of noise when the input is not grounded. Connect the probe across a battery or to the built in signal generator - there may be nothing wrong with the ...
by alan
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Bug fix for interval trigger and/or persistent mode?
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

Re: Bug fix for interval trigger and/or persistent mode?

bennog wrote:
uuuuuuh, Alan,

I think you should fix the page (release 21, Dec 2009) :D

Regards,
Benno
Thats odd - it shows as 2012 in Chrome and IE on my PC (set to UK English).
by alan
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Bug fix for interval trigger and/or persistent mode?
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

Re: Bug fix for interval trigger and/or persistent mode?

Hi,

A new beta release R6.7.11 was uploaded on the 21st Dec - http://labs.picotech.com/

It has quite a few bug fixes but unfortunately I dont know if your issue is sorted or not as the office is now closed for Christmas.

Regards
Alan