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picoscope 2204A => data logger

Postby will87 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:42 pm

hello,
I'm electronic designer and I want a lot of things for nothing, the picscope 2204A is perfect.
but an important point for me is the data logger part, I tested the picoscope's fw in simulation mode before my purchase but I haven't found it.

where is it? how many datas could it save? could it save and display the datas at the same time?

thanks
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Re: picoscope 2204A => data logger

Postby Gerry » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:40 pm

Hi will87,

You won't find data logging functions in our PicoScope 6 software. Our PicoLog data logging software is what you need to use for saving data to a file over long periods of time. PicoLog allows you to save data to a file and view it at the same time in graph mode or tabular (spreadsheet mode).

You can use the PicoScope 2204A with our PicoScope 6 software, and our PicoLog software. You can also consider our PicoLog 1000 series data loggers (see here: https://www.picotech.com/data-logger/pi ... hannel-daq) which would allow you to log data at much higher resolution and using many more channels than a 2204A.

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Re: picoscope 2204A => data logger

Postby Gerry » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:05 am

Hi will87,

Following on from my previous comment, if you wanted to log data in PicoScope, it can be done by automatically saving a file once the data has been captured (using alarms). This process can continue for as long as you need to log the data, however, if you are capturing a lot of data, you can only capture data for 13 hours at a time, so you may have to create many files to capture the data, and you would only be able to view the data for the file that is about to be written.

Connecting up PicoScopes is generally easier than connecting up data loggers though, because PicoScopes have ranges of inputs to accommodate different signal levels, while data loggers require you to do some signal conditioning, on an optional input board, that is an accessory for the data logger.

So you do have a choice but, in general, Picolog is better for acquiring more detailed, slower changing data, on more inputs over a longer period of time, while PicoScope is better for faster signals, (especially where they are occur with a complex electronic event) and allows you to analyze the signal much better.

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