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PLW Recording via 3204A

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PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby Don » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:08 pm

Under "settings, converter details" I nominate PicoScope 3000 series from the "converter type" drop down, but "OK" results in "no unit has been selected".
As the port is greyed out (I was expecting to nominate the channel) and no USB devices are offered (yet the 3204 is connected and works fine as a scope) there appears to be nothing further I can do to select a unit.
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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby Martyn » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:31 am

The 3204a is one of our new 3000 series scopes and will not work with Picolog.
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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby Don » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:57 am

OK - thanks.
I would like to use rapid mode triggering to avoid gaps between waveforms, but although it is listed as possible in the data sheet, it isn't offered in the trigger menu.
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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby Martyn » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:06 pm

You will need to select 1ms/div or quicker in Picoscope for the Rapid Trigger Mode option to appear in the drop down options. There will still be a gap in data between blocks although this will be much smaller than normal block mode.
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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby bobrobot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi there,

i have also a 3204A and im learning to walk with it at the moment.
I saw that Picolog is not working.
Is it possible in another way to store/record more data from the scope?
Can i do this with the PicoScope 6 - Software?

Thanks, Bob
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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby Martyn » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:34 am

You may wish to look at using the alarms fetaure and saving data on buffers full or similar. Full details can be seen in the following video on our tv channel http://www.picoscope.tv/general/using-alarms.html
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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby bobrobot » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:05 pm

Thanks so far,

thats a helpfull option. So i can see for longer time if a regular signal is going to be irregular.
But do i have the possibility to store a signal for about a few minutes and take a look afterwards
how the signal was acting during this time.

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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby Martyn » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:42 am

What sampling interval do you wish to use ?

I would suggest trying our Beta software http://labs.picotech.com/#psw6 setting the "Collection Time" to something like 200 s/div, approximately 33minutes plus for the screen, and importantly set the "Number of Samples" upto the maximum. Right click on the display and select "View Properties" and you will see exactly what scope settings have been selected.

The trace will stream very slowly across the screen and not look very clear, however you can zoom in to see the data in more detail once the capture is complete.

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Re: PLW Recording via 3204A

Postby bobrobot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:46 pm

Hello Martyn,

thats exactly what i need.
Thanks so far and im sure that i ll have lots of fun with
the scope now.

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