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New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

Postby Gustav » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:09 am

Hi Pico tech,

This is just a idea to make a great product greater: I guess that there are many like me, how use your serial decoding alot.

Typically, data is comming in packets with a header. It would be great if the trigger could work on a set of bytes.

Example: You know that each packet start with 0xEF 0xEF.
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Re: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

Postby Martyn » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:00 pm

Gustav,
We are currently working on serial decoding so I will feed your suggestions to the development team.
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Re: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

Postby p8062001 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:37 pm

Hi Picotech

Is this feature integrate in the current version of March 2015 ?
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Re: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

Postby Hitesh » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:48 pm

Hi p8062001,

The current version of PicoScope 6 (6.10.11) does not have this feature. Our Development Team have been notified about your enquiry.

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Re: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

Postby Mark_O » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:14 am

p8062001,

Is this feature integrate in the current version of March 2015 ?

No, that was requested only 3 years ago. The Dev Team hasn't gotten around to it yet. ;)

But to be fair, it should be noted that the hardware has no capability to do what was requested. I.e., it simply can't trigger on decoded data, because the decoding is done in software.

What the software could do though is process the recorded data stream post-acquisition, and during display break up the data into "packets", based on a set of user-specified delimiters. So if each started or ended with specific values, that could make things a lot more readable. I suspect quite a few users would find that valuable.
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Re: New feature idea: triggering on serial decoded bytes

Postby Martyn » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:10 am

As has been mentioned hardware triggering is not possible.

It is possible to use the Filter function in the table to display specific packets matched to each of the headings, and by using the accumulate function this could be performed over an extended time frame.

The idea of displaying packets in the window view according to user settings is a good idea, so I will pass this information on to the team.
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