Thanks for the tip! I have another question for you about averaging.
The physical oscilloscope attached to my instrument has the option to run in sample mode OR run in average mode, where I can take the summed average of 4, 16, 64 or 128 individual shots to make nice looking spectra. In other words, if I set oscilloscope to average four acquisitions, then it will average each new acquisition into the total average displayed on the screen, as it is acquired. When it gets the fifth acquisition, it discards the average information created by the first acquisition, and adds the fifth to the total average. When you get the sixth acquisition, it discards the second and adds the sixth, and so on. Is this possible in the your software? I tried to figure it out (and do did my boss) but we were unable to figure it out. Is this possible?
In additionally, I am currently writing LabView software to take the same spectra I described above. I have written a VI that can read the 5444A's output in real time, display a live waveform, and then average as many spectra as I desire. This is OK, but I am looking to do the same binned continuous averaging I described above. Do you have any sub-VI's which do this, or could you point me in the correct direction?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.