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Effect of Sample Rate

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Effect of Sample Rate

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:17 am

We currently have a 212-50, however we're quite interested in your 3424. We're not sure however what effect the reduced sample rate will have on our measurements. Is there a way of fudging picoscope software to repoduce a lower sample rate?



Postby Sarah » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:24 am


Thank you for your post.

Yes you should be able to change the number of samples used in Settings | Options | Advanced. There is a setting for Number of Samples Per Scope Trace, if you lower this then this should have the same effect.

Hope this helps

Best Regards

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:32 pm

Thanks Sarah, I hadn't even noticed that box before, wow now I'm really impressed by the resolution!!!

Sample Rate Comparisons

Postby Autonerdz » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:23 pm

Hi Ian,

The 3424 can actually outperform the 212/50 sample rate when using two channels at many time base settings.

You can play with this sample rate calculator to compare the sample rate performance of different scopes at various time base settings:

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