The Plotter is one of the powerful time-domain measurement tools as introduced in Unique Set of Analysis Tools and is available on all HDAWG instruments.
- Vertical axis grouping for flexible axis scaling
- Polar and Cartesian data format
- Histogram and Math functionality for data analysis
- 4 cursors for data analysis
- Support for Input Scaling and Input Units
The Plotter serves as graphical display for time domain data in a roll mode, i.e. continuously without triggering. Whenever the tab is closed or an additional one of the same type is needed, clicking the following icon will open a new instance of the tab.
|Plotter||Displays various continuously streamed measurement data as traces over time (roll mode).|
The Plotter tab (see Figure 1) is divided into a display section on the left and a configuration section on the right.
The Plotter can be used to monitor the evolution of Pulse Counter Tab and DIO Tab data continuously over time. New signals can be added by either using the presets in the Control sub-tab or by going through the tree and selecting the signals of interest in the tree structure. The vertical and horizontal axis can be displayed in Lin, Log or dB scale. The Plotter display can be zoomed in and out with the magnifier symbols, or through Man (Manual), Auto (Automatic) and FS (Full Scale) button settings (see also Plot Functionality). The maximum duration data is kept in the memory can be defined through the window length parameter in the Settings sub-tab. The window length also determines the file size for the Record Data functionality.
Setting the window length to large values when operating at high sampling rates can lead to memory problems at the computer hosting the data server.