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Can grid of expanded time display be changed?

Postby Jim Walker » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:34 am

I have a model 5203 which has a very useful deep memory. At X1 the display agrees with the selected time base as it should and the units are integers. When stepping through the binary expansion, the grid intervals also successively divide by two and at large expansions become difficult to quickly interpret. For example, one grid line reads 1.971us and the next one reads 3.971us. They are then 2us apart. Is there a way to either make the expansion X10, X100, etc. or to change the display grid (shift) so that the intervals are integers of microseconds or milliseconds, etc.?
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Re: Can grid of expanded time display be changed?

Postby Hitesh » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:02 am

Hi Jim,

The PicoScope 6.11 Beta software features the ability to zoom in 1, 2, 5 steps, so please try this if you have not already installed this version. It should give some improvement over what you have been seeing.

I will add your comments to an existing feature request for our Development Team.

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Re: Can grid of expanded time display be changed?

Postby bennog » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:38 pm

Is there a possibility to activate this for the mouse wheel scrolling.
It now only zooms 1,2,5 when the focus is on the zoom up down control
When the focus is on the scope image then it defaults back to powers of 2

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Re: Can grid of expanded time display be changed?

Postby Hitesh » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi Benno,

My understanding is that the zoom factor of 2 when scrolling on the graph display is by design.

I will refer this to the Development Team and provide an update in due course.

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Re: Can grid of expanded time display be changed?

Postby Jim Walker » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:44 pm

Yes, indeed, that is very nice.
Now, for a bit more, I notice that the end arrows at the bottom of the display move in one grid increments but the slider, with finesse, can move in smaller increments. Can those increments be made smaller yet? Is that under Pico control or is it a Windows function? Smaller increments would enable the grid to be lined up with the nearest integer at any place on the display. Low magnifications now seem to always line up nicely but at higher magnifications and off center, it is sometimes difficult or impossible. The cursors do their job, of course. I hope that this doesn't come across as a complaint rather than a question because I really do appreciate the deep memory.
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Re: Can grid of expanded time display be changed?

Postby Hitesh » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Hi Jim,

Thank you for the feedback which I have passed to our Development Team as a New Feature Request.

I'm not sure whether it is down to the implementation or whether it is a Windows feature.

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