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by Dave W
November 14th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Support
Replies: 6
Views: 6184

Re: TekScope Utility Support

OK, for series 5 MSO scopes the HARDCopy command will not return the screenshot data. To grab screenshots from the 5 Series you will want to use :SAVE:IMAGE <filename> to save the screenshot to the scope's hard drive, then query *OPC? so you know when it has finished. After that you will want to use...
by Dave W
November 13th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Support
Replies: 6
Views: 6184

Re: TekScope Utility Support

Hi gone4fishin. What model scope are you using and what interface. Timeout is usually a problem with transferring hard copies over RS-232 due to the slow data rates and large file size. TekScope Utility transfers hard copies over RS-232 by performing multiple reads in a loop until all bytes are read...
by Dave W
October 26th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Other or Discontinued Oscilloscopes
Topic: Can I empty the fast frame memory continually to pc
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Re: Can I empty the fast frame memory continually to pc

No, continuous memory dumping to the PC is not possible. You will need to wait until all the frames are full and the acquisition stops, then you can transfer the data to the PC and start another acquisition. Fast Frame works by segmenting the high speed acquisition memory into Frames. Each time a tr...
by Dave W
October 26th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: RSA Programming
Topic: TEKVISA doesn't Detect RSA306
Replies: 2
Views: 5655

Re: TEKVISA doesn't Detect RSA306

Hi tiktek. That is correct, you will see the device identified as SignalVu-PC as it is SignalVu-PC you are communicating with which in turn controls the RSA306 hardware. You will never see RSA306 identified in VISA.
by Dave W
October 8th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: Free Software: TekScope Utility
Replies: 3
Views: 6876

Re: Free Software: TekScope Utility

New version 1.1.1.4 has been released. This maintenance release includes the following changes:
  • Added support for Series 6 MSO
  • Fixed FFT MATH waveform transfer failing on some models
  • Fixed issue with hard copy failing over Ethernet on TDS3000B Series
  • Other minor fixes/enhancements
by Dave W
October 8th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Support
Replies: 6
Views: 6184

Re: TekScope Utility Support

Hi RWonn2000, Thank you for the suggestion. I have added a tool-tip bubble which pops up when you hover your mouse over the VISA Resource Address field with your suggestion. There is now a new version of the utility available for download over at the TekScope Utility thread. https://forum.tek.com/vi...
by Dave W
October 4th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Windows Based Oscilloscopes
Topic: Unable to detect instrument in OpenChoice Instrument Manager and Talker Listener
Replies: 3
Views: 3332

Re: Unable to detect instrument in OpenChoice Instrument Manager and Talker Listener

Hi Vicentiu Neagoe,

In OpenChoice Instrument Manager you need to click the Search Criteria button and make sure that LAN and USB are turned on, else they won't show up in the list.
by Dave W
October 4th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Bug Reports
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

Re: TekScope Utility Bug Reports

Hi Lars, I was able to look into your TDS3000 hard copy transfer issue yesterday. On a TDS3054C the image transfer over Ethernet worked just fine. Then I noticed you were using a B model. I managed to find a TDS3054B and try it and I saw the same issue as you. Following the IO Trace I could see that...
by Dave W
October 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Non- Windows Based Oscilloscopes
Topic: MDO4104-6 Waveform Data Transfer Speeds to PC
Replies: 3
Views: 5168

Re: MDO4104-6 Waveform Data Transfer Speeds to PC

Hi, The speed issue has much less to do with the Ethernet adapter's speed and much more to do with the instrument's processor's speed. The CPU in the MDO4K isn't fast enough to saturate gigabit Ethernet. Currently, only the Windows based scopes (and scopes capable of running windows, a la MSO 5 and ...
by Dave W
September 28th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Bug Reports
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

Re: TekScope Utility Bug Reports

Hi Lars. Other tasks have been preventing me from spending time on getting the release out. Check your PM though for a beta build.
by Dave W
September 21st, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Bug Reports
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

Re: TekScope Utility Bug Reports

Hi lars and everyone. I have a new build in the works (Sorry for the delay. I've been short on time) that will address the .CSV commas in the decimal place issue and will add MSO6 support. Don't think I'll get that TDS3000 Ethernet issue fixed though. I ran into similar trouble with the TDS3000 over...
by Dave W
July 18th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: Free Software: TekScope Utility
Replies: 3
Views: 6876

Re: Free Software: TekScope Utility

This program uses the IVI standard VISA.NET interface to keep the program VISA vendor agnostic. Unfortunately TekVISA does not contain a VISA.NET implementation hence why TekVISA does not work. TekVISA needs to be updated to support the VISA.NET interface.
by Dave W
July 18th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Bug Reports
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

Re: TekScope Utility Bug Reports

Hi Lars, Thank you for reporting those. I will take them into consideration for a future update. The decimal setting should hopefully be something I can take care of with some settings in the .NET framework. The TDS3000 Ethernet issue... that instrument over Ethernet has proven difficult. I'll see w...
by Dave W
June 14th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: DPO4104 Oscilloscope - Saving .csv Multiple Times in C#
Replies: 4
Views: 6217

Re: DPO4104 Oscilloscope - Saving .csv Multiple Times in C#

Hi Jonathan, On line 43 of your code it says TVA.Write("DATA:SOU CH1, CH2"); This is invalid. While on Windows based scopes you may set DATA:SOURCE to more than one item at a time, on the DPO4104 you cannot. Change it to TVA.Write("DATA:SOU CH1"); The rest of it looks pretty good. I don't have a sco...
by Dave W
June 14th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: DPO4104 Oscilloscope - Saving .csv Multiple Times in C#
Replies: 4
Views: 6217

Re: DPO4104 Oscilloscope - Saving .csv Multiple Times in C#

Hi Jonathan, When you query the data from the scope with the CURVE? query, the data gets sent back with the block header (#45000 for example) followed by the raw data itself. After you have read all the data you will need to do one more read to read the return line character "\n" that the instrument...
by Dave W
June 14th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Windows Based Oscilloscopes
Topic: DPO 7354 Screen Capture using ExcelVBA2013
Replies: 1
Views: 3563

Re: DPO 7354 Screen Capture using ExcelVBA2013

Hi akasharma, I have never tried controlling the scopes from VBA, but I've done a lot of scope programming so I'm familiar with the common pitfalls. It looks like you are using the FormattedIO interface and trying to read the data into a string. VBA most likely uses unicode strings so bringing the b...
by Dave W
May 29th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Non- Windows Based Oscilloscopes
Topic: MDO4104-6 Waveform Data Transfer Speeds to PC
Replies: 3
Views: 5168

Re: MDO4104-6 Waveform Data Transfer Speeds to PC

While I don't have speed numbers for you on how much this will help, if you have not done this already, I would recommend connecting via Ethernet using a raw socket connection rather than a VXI-11 connection. By using raw sockets you remove the overhead of VXI-11 which reduces the load on the scope'...
by Dave W
May 8th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Remote Instrument Communication (Programming) Examples
Topic: C# Extract Trigger Timestamp from .wfm File
Replies: 0
Views: 3654

C# Extract Trigger Timestamp from .wfm File

OK, technically this isn't a Remote Programming example, but it's a useful example none the less. The .wfm waveform files saved from Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K and 5 Series MSO oscilloscopes contains a time stamp that indicates the time that the scope was triggered. This example program shows h...
by Dave W
May 8th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Bug Reports
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

TekScope Utility Bug Reports

This is the official location for bug reports for TekScope Utility.

Please post your bug reports in this thread only.
by Dave W
May 8th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: TekScope Utility Support
Replies: 6
Views: 6184

TekScope Utility Support

This is the official location for support requests for TekScope Utility.

Please post your requests in this thread only.

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