start_continuous_sw_trigger(daq: ziDAQServer, device_id: str, *, num_triggers: int, wait_time: float) None[source]#

Issues a specified number of software triggers.

Issues a specified number of software triggers with a certain wait time in between. The function guarantees reception and proper processing of all triggers by the device, but the time between triggers is non-deterministic by nature of software triggering.


Only use this function for prototyping and/or cases without strong timing requirements.

  • daq (ziDAQServer) – Instance of a Zurich Instruments API session connected to a Data Server. The device with identifier device_id is assumed to already be connected to this instance.

  • device_id (str) – SHFQA device identifier, e.g. dev12004 or ‘shf-dev12004’.

  • num_triggers (int) – Number of triggers to be issued.

  • wait_time (float) – Time between triggers in seconds.

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