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Measure random fast signal

Postby cmug » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:25 pm

I use for years an CTR scope for audio measurements. Last year I switched to an Pico Scope, and that's fine.
Always measured with continuous signals and tone generator. Now I do other experiment with Geiger counter. Bought an high voltage unit with TTL output. Now I want to measure the output and see if the square wave is OK. But I have no idea how to trigger this. It’s an random fast signal. You can see what I mean in this video
https://youtu.be/efs6gcmu8zs?t=40s
I have an Pico scope 2304 and use Mac OSX but I think question is the same on PC. Can help anyone with tips, explation (website?) how to measure this. The signal is to fast to start and stop by hand.
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Re: Measure random fast signal

Postby Martyn » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:05 am

You should be OK by setting a trigger in the bottom toolbar. Initially set this to Auto so that the software will draw a trace every second if no trigger is seen. Then drag the yellow trigger diamond on the screen to get a sensible trigger. Finally change to Repeat trigger so that you only get a trace when the trigger fires.

If you are still having difficulties post a psdata file to show the signal and your setup.
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Re: Measure random fast signal

Postby cmug » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:44 am

Thanks.
I thought too much. Now I used start an just done it. Connected and few mouse clicks and it worked!
Never thought it was so easy.
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