Picoscope 6 and Accelerometer

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Picoscope 6 and Accelerometer

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Dear Support Team,

I'm trying to test Pico 4224 IEPE with an accelerometer and wanted first to check the signal curve using the picoscope 6. Follwing the documentation, if I press the Coupling control, there should come following functions:
AC coupling
DC coupling
50Ω DC
Accelerometer
Frequency

but when I press the button, only three options are available (DC, AC, and Frequency)

How to get the Accelerometer setting activated?

Thank you!
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Re: Picoscope 6 and Accelerometer

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With the scope connected can you go to Help->About in the software and post the text from the box.
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Re: Picoscope 6 and Accelerometer

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This is the documentation of the coupling control option from Windows Picoscope 6 (Linux Version just refers to the online documentation):
Coupling control. Sets up the input circuitry.

AC coupling: rejects frequencies below about 1 Hz.

DC coupling: accepts all frequencies from DC to the scope's maximum bandwidth.

50Ω DC: low-impedance option (see Device feature table).

Accelerometer: switches on the current source output for IEPE-enabled scopes such as the PicoScope 4224 IEPE. The User's Guide for the oscilloscope has details of the IEPE channel specifications.

Frequency: enable the built-in frequency counter. Only one channel at a time can be operated in this mode. Available only if your scope device has hardware support for this feature: see Device feature table. Not available in Demo mode.


Also I've attached a screenshot of the functionality.
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Re: Picoscope 6 and Accelerometer

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This is from the help/about:
PicoScope® 6 - PC Oscilloscope software version: 6.14.23.580
Copyright © 1995-2020, Pico Technology Ltd.

Model: PicoScope 4224
Serial Number: EO187/002
USB Version: 20.0
Calibration Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Hardware Version: 1
Driver Version: PS4000 Linux Driver, 2.1.40.2131y
Firmware Version: 1.0.5.0 / 1.0.7.0

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