This is a limitation set by the PicoScope 6 software...
I've heard this explanation quite often, in this Forum. An artificial
limitation, set by the software. To protect the users from themselves. Engineers and scientists, who should be able to make such choices for ourselves.
If slower timebases were possible, it would take longer to complete data collection.
be true, but doesn't have to be. I.e., one could
decide to use fewer segments, of longer durations. Which would not
take longer at all. But even if it DID take longer, why is that a decision that Pico gets to make, and not the person who paid for their gear?
With the Software Development Kit, you can select the desired sampling interval and number of samples to collect per segment...
I think it's great that the SDK gives owners (that subset who are also programmers) a way around the roadblocks Pico has put in place. However, even those of us who ARE also programmers don't always have the time to re-invent the wheel. Telling customers to discard the software that Pico cites as a major product advantage
, and start over from scratch
nullifies one of the greatest assets of a PicoScope! I may be alone, but that doesn't make much sense to me.
And to be clear, I'm not referring to legitimate limitations that all software will have. There will always be things it can and can't do. And capabilities that Pico would like to add, but hasn't had time to get to yet. This is just about those things (time frames, buffer sizes, etc.) that Pico has decided to restrict artificially, based on their opinion
have some problems dealing with or understanding the ramifications?
Considering the large number of times these questions have kept coming up, over and over across the years, it would be wonderful if Pico re-examined the reasons why the limitations were established in the first place. And eliminate the unnecessary constraints that keep Owners from getting their work done (or cause them to select a different product).
[revised to tone down the rhetoric, and remove unappreciated attempts at really amusing humor.]