Getting started using the SDK

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Getting started using the SDK

Post by dbvanhorn » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:39 pm

I've not worked with this before but I need to make some measurements that aren't conventional.
Is there a template or example application that I can use as a starting point?
I find I do better if I can modify something that already works rather than starting cold.

This would be a PC project, using the 2204 and maybe other models.

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Re: Getting started using the SDK

Post by Martyn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:22 am

What O/S are using, including whether it is 32 or 64 bit ?
Which programming environment and language do you prefer to use ?
And what type of measurements are you looking to make ?
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Re: Getting started using the SDK

Post by dbvanhorn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:50 pm

Windows platform, I should allow 32 and 64 bit.

I'm looking at the output of a PicoScope based Gamma Ray Spectrometer. There are a number of problems to be solved including pulse coincidence, but it very quickly gets pretty esoteric if you're not familiar with these devices.

Basically I need to control the AWG to output a given voltage, set trigger and sample rate, and either stream waveform data or using trigger, capture individual pulses, and then to a bunch of DSP on the data, before presenting to the user.

The existing system is on a 2204

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Re: Getting started using the SDK

Post by Martyn » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:06 am

We have example code for a number of languages and device ranges on our GitHub Pages

You will also need both the 32 and 64 bit SDKs from our Download Page

The support team are available either here, or via support@picotech.com , to assist you in developing your application.
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Re: Getting started using the SDK

Post by dbvanhorn » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Ok, I pulled down picoSDK-C-examples-master and downloaded visual studio community edition.
I had to retarget but both included apps built correctly!.
Haven't tried to run it yet, but that should give me a good starting point.
Thanks!

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