UltimaSerial WinDaq Add-on: Advanced Analog Triggered Recorder with Excel Link
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WinDaq Add-on ID

7032

Menu Name Appeared under WinDaq->View->Add-ons

Advanced Analog Trigger

Configuration file

C:\Windows\caltrigger.ini

Advanced Analog Triggered Recorder 

This addon uses calculated result to provide trigger mode for all Windaq-based instruments, including WinDaq Starter kits, including DI-194, DI-148, DI-158, DI-710 and DI-718. 

It offers industry's first Analog Derivative Trigger Mode©, e.g. dV/dt>30. With this feature, one can trigger on a glitch riding on a slow moving signal swinging from rail to rail. 

Also available is Analog Calculated Trigger Mode, e.g. Channel 1 * Channel 2 >40. For example,  the power consumption based on the readings of voltage and current.

 

  • Demo Video



 

  • Advantage and Applications 

    • Huge pre- and post- trigger buffer. 

    • Industry's first Analog Derivative Trigger Mode©, e.g. dV/dt>30. For example, one can trigger on a glitch riding on a slow moving signal swinging from rail to rail

    • Trigger on combination of conditions, e.g. Channel 1>0.2 and Channel 2 <3. This is especially important in test that has multiple variables 

    • Analog Calculated Trigger Mode, e.g. Channel 1 * Channel 2 >40. For example,  the power consumption based on the readings of voltage and current, 

    • Provide trigger mode for all Windaq-based instruments, including WinDaq Starter kits. 

    • provides direct Excel link for Business Pro License users

      • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit version Microsoft Excel 

      • You need full version of Microsoft Excel to use this feature. Click here to learn more about this requirement.

      • Live streaming to Excel when trigger condition is met!

      • Please make sure the sum of pre-trigger length and post-trigger length does not exceed your Excel's row limit.

  • Recording capability

    • Auto increment for .WDQ file name 

    • Up to 8000 event-marked trigger captures per file.

    • File size: up to 4GB

  • Performance and Features

    • Maximum throughput rate depends on many factors.

    • If there is no trigger for more than 3 + (pre-trigger period) + (post-trigger period) seconds, the display turns into free-run mode, just like a real scope's trigger mode

    • Here are some suggestions on how to maximize the performance:

      • Enable as few WinDaq channels as possible. 

      • If the sample rate is a constant, use a constant in the equation instead of referring to #@

    • All important settings are retained between sessions

    • Trigger States and their indicators

      1. Blue: Filling up pre-trigger buffer

      2. Yellow: Waiting for condition to be FALSE first

      3. Green: Waiting for condition to be TRUE

      4. Red: Filling up post-trigger buffer

  • Chart Features

    • Plot all (up to 16) WinDaq channels

    • Sizeable Chart

    • Trigger Indicator

    • Use mouse wheel or buttons to zoom in/out

    • Please note, each time the form is resized, the chart will be cleared

  • True math expression with many predefined operators and functions

    • Operators include: +, -, *, /, ^, %, &, |, !, >, >=, <, <=, !=, ==

    • Functions include: abs, floor, hex, round, if, avg, bin, log, sqrt, ceil, log10, sum, max, min, acos, asin, atan, sin, sinh, cos, tan, cosh, tanh

    • To use the reading from a channel, use #n. For example, #0 is the reading from the first enabled channel in Windaq

    • To access the sample rate, use #@. 

    • You can use earlier readings to form a more complicated math expression. To do so, add a letter after #, and alphabet order of the letter represents the delay, such as:

      • #0 is the reading from channel 0

      • #A0 is the reading from channel 0, one scan earlier

      • #B1 is the reading from channel 1, two scans earlier

      • Readings from up to 26 scans earlier can be used, for example, #Z0.

      • For example: use ( #0-#A0)*#@, or  #0-#A0, to form a two-point derivative

      • Must read: The mystery of channel index!

    • The math equation parser uses standard English (United States) notation without the present of digital grouping symbol, the decimal point must be "." (period) instead of "," (comma). If your Regional and Language Setting is not English (United States), you may need to adjust it

 

Analog Derivate Trigger Mode© Demonstration (Part 2)

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Last update: 06/10/14

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