Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate your time.
I can't help but think the Software is my limitation on the playback of these datalogs, but I really appreciate your insight.
No offense at all, but would another software package allow playback in the format I need?
I see now that it was never logging in pico-scope.
I see what happend now, My cable was showing very low amounts of A/C Millivoltage even without spinning a tonewheel past the face of a magnetic-pickup abs wheel sensor.
When I briefly looked at the pico Scope, I thought this low voltage wavelength was data playing back from what I had just logged.
Now I realize this was some type of feeback or disturbance at Millivolts not A.C. Volts, and I had never logged anything.
Now I have a dilemna, maybe you can help.
I'm accustomed to utilizing automotive diagnostics, you just hook up to ecu diagnostic communications, and monitor 1-5 outputs from sensors, and the software saves smooth flowing line graphs for playback, albeit from Engine ECU readings. For example obd-2.com pretty cheap device and software, it just hooks up to your laptop serial port.
Based on this device, and what I read about yours, I thought this ADC-42 had more than enough sample rate to read an ABS sensor, which it does for viewing. However we need to data-log this same view, for playback in this SAME VIEW.
At the risk of overcomplicating a seemingly simple task.
I need something that will log ONE FILE for a complete trace of A/C Voltage, and I need to view the log in Oscilloscope view, saving a minute or two of data, for play back and analysis. Based on your resonse the ADC-42 is not going to do this for us, even with the USB adapter? I don't have one yet. Is the software my hold up here? Has anyone been able to use a different software package to do this?
I don't really think a time based reading is absolutely necessary, I just need to log what's there.
Even if I use the fast block mode, it just shows a brief spurt, and does not show the data in a usable format, does not show negative ac voltage values, it will not work for diagnosting faulty sensor outputs, or comparing to a known good reading. Normally you are looking for problems with smooth A.C. voltage wavelengths, the logger is not outputing the data this way.
If we could get something to work here, this could be a very BIG thing for our company. Ie, if it's portable, and relatively inexpensive, (comparaing to a hand held oscilloscope for example), we may purchase something for ALL of our field personell.
As it is right now, they want to order a few more just for the Pico-scope and taking a real-time reading, however if we could get something with data-logging the same view, even just 30-60 seconds worth. We would insterested in many more units, on a MUCH larger scale, I mean MUCH MUCH larger.
So 4 questions.
Is it possible?
If not?Is the software the limiting factor?
If not?Is the hardware the limiting factor?
What are my options?
Should I post this in another forum as a "how to"
Thanks in advance.