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confusing timestamps

Postby stevenvh » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:33 pm

I have this stored data, 200s/div, 100kS:

0.00000000 0
0.01999960 0
0.03999920 0
0.05999880 0
...
19.95959989 0
19.97959949 0
19.99959908 0
20.01959868 1
20.03959828 1
...
1999.89990963 0
1999.91990923 0
1999.93990883 0
1999.95990843 0

The value of 1999.93990883 is the 100 000th sample, so its timestamp should be 2000.00000. The actual value is 30 ppm off. Maybe not a big deal, but the data is now more difficult to read. It also raises the question: where does it get those numbers? If all you have is one clock, which clocks the samples, shouldn't every sample be dead on, no matter what the clock's deviation might be? Are there two competing clocks in play here?
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Re: confusing timestamps

Postby Martyn » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:40 pm

You would need to look at View->Properties to check exactly what sample interval the scope was set to.
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