Measurements

What it does

You can use the Measurements feature to calculate the values of many commonly observed waveform characteristics. You can apply multiple Measurements to each of your waveforms and the resulting values are calculated and displayed in the Measurements view after the necessary data has been captured.

Example Measurements are:

  • Minimum, maximum, peak to peak, mean and RMS amplitudes.
  • Frequency and cycle time.
  • Negative and positive duty cycle.
  • Edge counts, including rising and falling edges.
  • Pulse widths, including high and low pulses.
  • Rise and fall times and rates.

How it can help you

As part of PicoScope’s built-in set of analysis tools, the Measurements feature evaluates your waveforms for you, saving you time by quickly giving you the accurate and reliable information you need to make sound diagnostic decisions.

By having the Measurements icons illustrated with the waveform measurement type, PicoScope 7 Automotive makes it easy for you to identify the measurement you need. This intuitive approach (you don’t need to look up each measurement in a guide to see what it does) makes the feature easier to learn and quicker to use.

How to use it

Open the Add Measurement panel by clicking on the Measurements icon.

Under Source, select the channel of the waveform and then select the measurement type you want to apply to it. The measurement view will appear below the graph.

Click on the measurement view to change the measurement parameters.

Click on the measurement size control to change how all your measurements are displayed.

Animation showing how to use the Measurements feature in PicoScope 7 Automotive