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This forum post is intended to provide a brief introduction to a new feature prior to full instructions being added to the manual. If you have any questions or comments about its use (including just wanting to thank the developers for adding the feature
) then please post below.
PicoScope has for many years had duty cycle available as a measurement, but now using maths channels you can also plot the change of duty cycle over time. To use the new feature follow these steps:
1. From the Tools
drop-down menu select Maths Channels
then click Create
2. From the equation editor click Advanced
and then click the duty
button followed by the letter of the channel you want to use (in the below example it's channel A) and click Next
If you are happy with the default colours and name, click Next
If you are happy with the default range (0 to 100%), click Next
3. You have now added Duty cycle as a new measurement and it will be available in the library for future use. Click on the check box to enable it, then click OK
4. The example below shows a square wave of constant frequency changing in duty cycle from about 5% to about 90%: