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Sampling rate: one instance vs. two instances of recorder

Postby beeep » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:42 pm

Hey everyone,

I am using two TC-08 data loggers (using all 16 channels) on the same pc and I would like to get the fastest possible sampling rate. I am thinking about logging the data separately in two instances of the PicoLog recorder, but I am not sure how exactly that is different from logging the data from both devices in one single instance of the recorder.

When I use one single instance of the recorder, are all 16 channels read sequentially, i.e. it takes 16x100ms=1600ms for all channels to read? Or are the channels from the two devices logged in parallel, i.e. it takes 8x100ms=800ms to read all channels? And how does that work when using two instances of the PicoLog recorder?

Could anyone help me with this question? Thanks :)
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Re: Sampling rate: one instance vs. two instances of recorde

Postby beeep » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:45 pm

Okay, I'm just wondering if my question really is so stupid it doesn't even deserve a reply? If so, just let me know (no offense taken) and I'll go figure it out by myself.
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Re: Sampling rate: one instance vs. two instances of recorde

Postby Hitesh » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:54 am

Hi beeep,

Your question is definitely valid :)

If you use one instance of the software, the readings will be taken from each device in parallel. Please note that it will actually take 900ms before the next reading is taken from Channel 1 when all channels are enabled as the Cold Junction Compensation is taken into account.

The 100ms conversion time is due to the fact that the reading needs to settle to it's final value.

When using two instances of PicoLog recorder, there should not be any difference - as above, the readings for each individual device will be taken sequentially, but each device itself will be addressed in parallel.

Hope this provides suitable clarification for you. :)
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Re: Sampling rate: one instance vs. two instances of recorde

Postby beeep » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:44 am

Thank you for your reply, Hitesh. Definitely helped me a lot :)
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