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Picoscope 2405A Oversampling Feature

Postby elevenert » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:26 am

Hi,

I'm using the PicoScope 2000 Series (A API) in MATLAB and was wondering if it's possible to do the resolution enhancement by turning on the oversampling feature. I read the Programmer's Guide and it seems that this feature is disabled.

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Re: Picoscope 2405A Oversampling Feature

Postby Martyn » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:38 pm

Oversampling was a method used in our older devices. Instead with newer devices you can use Downsampling in particular the downsampling type

PS2000A_RATIO_MODE_AVERAGE
Reduces every block of n values to a single value representing the average (arithmetic mean) of all the values. Equivalent to the 'oversampling' function on older scopes.
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Re: Picoscope 2405A Oversampling Feature

Postby elevenert » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm

Martyn wrote:Oversampling was a method used in our older devices. Instead with newer devices you can use Downsampling in particular the downsampling type

PS2000A_RATIO_MODE_AVERAGE
Reduces every block of n values to a single value representing the average (arithmetic mean) of all the values. Equivalent to the 'oversampling' function on older scopes.


Hi Martyn,

Thank you for the speedy reply. From the example I can see the default downsamplingRatio is 1, do I have to modify it accordingly or it's enough to only specify the downsamplingRatioMode as MODE_AVERAGE?

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Re: Picoscope 2405A Oversampling Feature

Postby Martyn » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:08 pm

A value of 1 means you will average 1 sample, so no downsampling, change this to the appropriate level of downsampling you need.

Make sure you apply the same downsampling method when setting up the data buffers for the collection.
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Re: Picoscope 2405A Oversampling Feature

Postby elevenert » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:26 pm

Martyn wrote:A value of 1 means you will average 1 sample, so no downsampling, change this to the appropriate level of downsampling you need.

Make sure you apply the same downsampling method when setting up the data buffers for the collection.


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