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by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: RF Products
Topic: Measure High Power Devices
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Measure High Power Devices

Hi Volker, Sorry for the delay in responding (I have been out of the office). The P1dB sweep of power and frequency is indeed a single sweep plan of the whole test space. The whole plan runs on the hardware and is not uninterruptible until it completes. This would include closure of the P1dB window....
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project - Machine Downtime
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Project - Machine Downtime

Hi watson118, What you appear to need is a watchdog timer application. So, when (and only when) the timer times-out, the logged level goes to zero. You can do this fairly easily using our Software Development Kit (SDK), and a time delay function (e.g. set to 1 second) used to create a pseudo watchdo...
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Pico scope 2205a voltage range
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Pico scope 2205a voltage range

Hi Mikey, Yes, you would be able to measure up to 200V on a x10 setting. however, if the impulse energy of the spikes you are measuring can be classified as CAT II or higher according to the IEC 61010 safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use, then you...
by Gerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Monitoring the Signal Generator AWG without a physical channel loopback
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Monitoring the Signal Generator AWG without a physical channel loopback

Hi MrCallisto, Unfortunately there is no way to do this, as there is no internal link between the Sig Gen and the PicoScope Channels. What you would need is an alternative low cost (if you can find one) or free (if you already have one) data acquisition system that can display waveforms. For instanc...
by Gerry
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: PicoScope for Linux
Topic: DC offset voltage
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: DC offset voltage

Hi janmol,

Unfortunately, this is a known issue that applies to all platform versions of PicoScope 6. So, a fix will be implemented, just not yet.

Regards,

Gerry
by Gerry
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: .Net Languages (C#, VB.Net, .)
Topic: Detect probe in TC-08
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Detect probe in TC-08

Hi Anders,

Unfortunately, there is no automatic detection in the TC-08.

Regards,

Gerry
by Gerry
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Using picoscope with USB to Ethernet bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Using picoscope with USB to Ethernet bridge

Hi Mike, I would focus on extending the range by a remote platform running PicoScope 6 that you can log in to because extending the range of USB is prone to start up issues. We have a multistage connection protocol for our Devices, which involves enumerating to find them then, when found, dropping t...
by Gerry
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Audio Amplifier measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Audio Amplifier measurements

Hi Vishaudio, Sorry for the delayed response, (I have been out of the office). First of all, the review that you found makes a valid point about the resolution required for measuring THD and noise. However, the comment about comparing 12-bit scopes to a budget USB Audio interface (essentially a low ...
by Gerry
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: LabVIEW
Topic: Serial decode
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Serial decode

Hi Lukas, You have 3 options: 1/ You can search for an already existing LIN decoding vi, to use with our Labview example for capturing the data. 2/ You can create a vi that will implement the decode, or use an alternative serial decoding format vi (e.g. RS232, for which there are many sources on the...
by Gerry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Single data line serial decoding
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Single data line serial decoding

Hi kostas, You need to frame the data bits that you are going to use as one word. So, you need to to use the 'SS' input (Chip Select) leaving it high and then forcing it low before and after you have finished transmitting all of your data. However you should take it high after enough time has gone b...
by Gerry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Delayed (Bluetooth) Distortion measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Delayed (Bluetooth) Distortion measurement

Hi Didier, The Model of PicoScope that would be best for your application (at the lowest cost) will depend upon the smallest distortion that you need to see, along with the length of the delay between the input and output. So, if you have an idea of the level of distortion that you would like to det...
by Gerry
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: TC-08 all channels show zeros
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: TC-08 all channels show zeros

Hi mortenx,

This is something that would be better handled by our Help Desk. If you send an email describing the problem to support@picotech.com, we will be able to look into this and if necessary organize a repair of the TC-08 (which looks like the best solution).

Regards,

Gerry
by Gerry
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Delayed (Bluetooth) Distortion measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Delayed (Bluetooth) Distortion measurement

Hi Didier, You can use one of our PicoScopes to do this. If the waveforms overlap (i.e. there is no gap between the end of the first and the start of the second) then you can just use a Timebase long enough to capture both waveforms, and then align the 1st waveform with the second using a Math chann...
by Gerry
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: PicoScope for Mac
Topic: Overlay two spectrum measurements
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Overlay two spectrum measurements

Hi Audio-Creative, You can do this by creating a 'Reference Waveform' out of the 1st captured waveform and then capturing a second waveform (note that you can only create a reference waveform out of the transformed data, not the used display mode, if it is different to the default of 'Magnitude'). B...
by Gerry
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Corrections for Windowing functions in FFT calculations
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: Corrections for Windowing functions in FFT calculations

Hi Dan, I apologise for the delay in answering. The reason for the delay is that I had to find time to research, in order to clear up some ambiguities regarding the question you posed. Fundamental FFT maths, simply applied, in general is well documented, but because the FFT is so widely used, with m...