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Strip chart recorder

Postby dreiley » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:41 pm

Using the PicoScope 6402 and software version 6.3.43.0, in spectrum mode, I'm trying to log many measurements of "Average amplitude at peak." What is the best way to do this?
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Re: Strip chart recorder

Postby Martyn » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:37 am

You are using an outdated version of the Picoscope software and I would suggest updating to the latest version R6.5.80 which you can download from http://www.picotech.com/software.html or alternatively the Beta release from http://labs.picotech.com/

Adjacent to the "Spectrum Mode" button is a "Spectrum Options" button if you select this and then "Display Options" you will find the Average setting. Finally you can choose "File->SaveCurrentWaveformAs" and then save the file as a txt or csv to save the average values.
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Re: Strip chart recorder

Postby dreiley » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:01 pm

Thanks for the quick reply, but this solution doesn't achieve what I'm looking for. I'd like a single file that contains the average amplitude at a particular frequency, with each row in the file containing the amplitude at this frequency for a subsequent scan, as determined by the trigger, not my intervention with a mouse click.
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Re: Strip chart recorder

Postby Martyn » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:24 am

You could use

Tools->Alarms->"Event=Capture"->Add->"Action=SaveCurrentBuffer"

to automatically save the data on capture to a csv or txt file. You will need to set the display to spectrum mode as previously described so that it shows what you are trying to save.
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