Hochschule Kempten      
Fakultät Elektrotechnik      
Interface Electronics       Fachgebiet Elektronik, Prof. Vollrath      

Operation Electronic Explorer

Duration: 7:30 min

Start Waveforms

Search for the Waveforms icon on the desktop and start the software.

Be sure the board is connected and switch is "ON". USB, power and READY LED are lighted up.

The window Voltage can be activated. The voltage sources VP+ und VP- are set to 4V, -4V and 100mA current limit. The sources are selected for operation and activated with "Run".

The WaveGen oder "Arbitrary Waveform Generator" (AWG) is started at the control panel. a sine wave with 10kHz frequency and 3V amplitude an offset of 0V is selected. The period of 100µs comes from 1/frequency.
This time is important for Time Base at the Oscilloscope. The arbitrary waveform generator is activated with the "Run"-button.

The oscilloscope is started from the main control panel and shows the last measurement.

Displaying a sine signal on the Oscilloscope

Connect AWG1 to OSC1 DC. There is the time base. Underneath are the channels 1..4 and mathematical channels can be added.
There are 3 important control areas:
The waveform should fill the area. Not too small and not to big.

Change the vertical range.
Change the time base.
Select the trigger.
Measurement of average, amplitude, frequency and period.

Export Data

In the upper left corner of the oscilloscope display is the button "Export". Source should be Main Time, Type: comma separated values, without comments.
The data can be copied to clipboard or saved to a file.
Expect 8192 data points.
Integer data from 0 .. 8191 can be generated using a custom Math function: ((C1+3.014)/6*1010*8. It is difficult to get the exact range.