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How do I control my DPO4000/MSO4000 from my PC’s USB port?

Question :

How do I control my DPO4000/MSO4000 from my PC’s USB port?

Answer :

The DPO4000 comes with two convenient ways to control the instrument from a PC’s USB port, SignalExpress Tektronix Edition and OpenChoice Desktop.

National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition (TE) is designed to provide a USB plug & play experience for test engineers who need to quickly acquire and analyze measurement signals.  After you install SignalExpress (TE) simply connect your DPO4000 to your PC using a standard printer style USB cable and you will be acquiring waveform data from your scope.  SignalExpress (TE) combines the optimal balance of measurement functionality and ease of use to assist you in streamlining your design and test processes. There are a wide variety of built-in analysis features available for immediate use in SignalExpress (TE). You can quickly perform a measurement by selecting a function from the menus: Signal Input/Output – generation and acquisition of signals from a variety of hardware Processing – interactive alignment, filtering, averaging, and scaling Time Domain – amplitude and level measurements, timing and transition, and histogram Frequency Domain – measurements of power, frequency response, tone, and distortion Test Operations – perform sweeping operations and limit testing User-Defined Step – execute any existing LabVIEW VI.

A 30 day trial version of National Instruments Signal Express Tektronix Edition is available for download from the Tektronix web site at the following link: /node/55591

OpenChoice Desktop, which comes standard with the DPO4000, enables fast and easy transfers of settings, waveforms, measurements, and screen images over USB or LAN.

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