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Meter doesn't

Postby ariaaudio » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:08 pm

When we first launched Picoscope (v5), the meter metered: it showed a voltage display. Now if it is launched, it stays blank and Picoscope slows down -- a lot. Scope and Spectrum are working fine (except for missing X and Y axes labeling, that's in another topic I posted earlier).
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Postby ziko » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:57 am

Hi and thank you for your post.

If you have more than one window open then the software needs to refresh both of them and hence it will be slower.

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Postby ariaaudio » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:51 pm

Thank you for your help.

How long do I need to keep the meter window open before it will show a reading? It's been open now for 15 minutes and is still blank. I have two other windows open: one scope, one spectrum.
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Postby ziko » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi I didn't realise that you get no display on your screen for the meter.

Could you tell me which version of the software that you are running? Also I would recommend to download the latest version of our software to see if this resolves your problem.

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Postby ariaaudio » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:04 pm

Thank you.

I am running PicoScope 5.15.6 -- downloaded from the Picotech site on Friday, three days ago. The first time we launched Picoscope, the meter worked. Now it doesn't. I have closed and relaunched Picoscope and it does not solve this problem.
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Postby ziko » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:24 pm

I cannot recreate this, could you send a screen shot of what you see? I would also be interested in finding out which scope you are using?

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Postby ariaaudio » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:48 pm

The scope is a 3206. I have attached a screenshot of the dead meter.
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Postby ziko » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:30 am

Hi and thank you for your post.

You may need to change your font colour for text and not just the trace.

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Postby ariaaudio » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:46 pm

How embarassing! That was the problem, of course.
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