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Saving raw binary data files

Postby kholmz » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:37 pm

I'm trying to save the raw samples to a binary file. This seems like a fundamental thing to be able to do, but I don't see it as an option in PicoScope 6. I don't use Matlab and the .mat save option creates a file size of of 2.44GB for a 1GS capture. So there is obviously some overhead in it and really unusable anyways since it is a specific to Matlab. Is there a way to simply save the samples into a raw binary file? Even a .wav file format would be good.

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Re: Saving raw binary data files

Postby kholmz » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:03 pm

OK so I didn't get any answers to that question, but is there anyway to obtain the raw binary samples? Assuming it would be signed or unsigned 8 bit binary, is there a temporary file that sits somewhere and holds these raw samples or are they just in RAM on my PC? Failing that, could I save the raw binary data if I was to take the time and write custom software for the PicoScope, correct?
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Re: Saving raw binary data files

Postby Martyn » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:14 pm

There is no temporary file, the Picoscope psdata format is the only option for saving all the data in a compact format at the present time. These files can only be opened in Picoscope although this does permit the sharing of data with colleagues who don't need a scope to see the captures as the software works standalone.

Writing your own software using the SDK is another option, examples exist for some common programming languages.
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