set trigger of PicoScope 6 by a programme

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set trigger of PicoScope 6 by a programme

Post by tosunoglu » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:33 am

I just want to run the PicoScope 6 trigger on single mode by a C programme. Is this possible?

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Re: set trigger of PicoScope 6 by a programme

Post by Hitesh » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:43 am

Hi tosunoglu,

To clarify are you looking to control your device using a C application or control the PicoScope 6 software?

If it is the former, then you can download the Software Development Kit for your device from, then adapt the example program to capture a single block of data with a trigger (simple or advanced).

If you are looking to control PicoScope 6 from software, then you can use automation commands from the Windows command line.

Start PicoScope 6, then in a command line window type

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picoscope /a ?
This provides a list of automation commands you can use.

You can then query the commands to see how to set them:


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picoscope /a CollectionTime? - Queries options for timebase
I hope this helps.

Software Dev. Engineer

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