Error in Picoscope 3000 series help

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Error in Picoscope 3000 series help

Post by mike_ims » Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:07 pm

The following is pulled from the help of a recent (within a month) help file for the Picoscope 3000 series
void ps3000_stop ( short handle)

Call this function to stop the oscilloscope from sampling data. If this function is called before a trigger event occurs, the oscilloscope may not contain valid data.

Arguments handle, the handle to the required device.
Returns 0 if an invalid handle is passed, otherwise 1.
Does ps3000_stop() return a value or not?

On a separate note: Is there any way to tell if you have the latest version of the drivers without downloading them, uninstalling the old drivers, and then installing the new drivers? By drivers I mean not only the dll and sys files, but also the product manual and example code.


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Post by markspencer » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:52 am


Thank you for the question and sorry about the confusion. The stop routine for the Picoscope does return a value and the correct prototype should look like this:

short ps3000_stop (short handle);

It is possible to tell if you have the latest .dll, but for the sys files it is not possible to tell as for the example code and help manuals they cannot be determined which version they belong to either.

Best regards,

Mark Spencer

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