This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
learn:instrumentation:tutorials:openlogger:instrument-panel [2019/01/10 19:55]
Arthur Brown
learn:instrumentation:tutorials:openlogger:instrument-panel [2019/01/19 00:48] (current)
Arthur Brown
Line 1: Line 1:
 ====== OpenLogger - Instrument Panel ====== ====== OpenLogger - Instrument Panel ======
-FIXME : waiting ​on final logger instrument panel+In Waveforms Live, the OpenLogger is controlled using the **Instrument Panel**. The callouts below detail each of the features of this instrument panel. More information ​on how each of the instruments can be used can be found in each of their respective tutorials, found on the [[start|OpenLogger'​s Resource Center]] 
 +<WRAP group> 
 +<WRAP column half> 
 +=== 1. STREAM/STOP Button === 
 +Clicking this button tells the OpenLogger to begin logging data. When the OpenLogger is logging data, this button becomes the STOP button. 
 +=== 2. Status Indicator === 
 +This field shows the state of the OpenLogger, whether it is idle, or collecting data. 
 +=== 3. Time Options === 
 +These three fields specify the time scale of the WaveForms Live Chart, as well as affect how the OpenLogger collects data. 
 +  * **Time/**: This option sets the horizontal scale of the chart in unit time per division. 
 +  * **Buffer Size**: This option sets the OpenLogger'​s data buffer size in seconds. 
 +  * **Samples/​**:​ This option sets the OpenLogger'​s sample frequency in samples per unit time. 
 +=== 4. "Log To" Setting === 
 +Selects where logged data should be saved or displayed. ​ As of the time of writing, data can only be logged to the WaveForms Live Chart. Check back later for updates. 
 +=== 5. "Drop Down" Button === 
 +Buttons that look like this can be used to expand/​collapse the different instruments in the instrument panel. Collapsed instruments will still run with the applied settings. 
 +=== 6. Advanced Settings === 
 +  * **Profile**:​ Device specific settings, saved to the OpenLogger'​s nonvolatile memory. Can also be used to configure the OpenLogger'​s profile, which will be used when it boots. This is useful when it is not connected to a computer over USB. 
 +  * **Mode**: Specifies whether the OpenLogger should collect a specified number of samples (finite), or continuously collect and display data (continuous). 
 +  * **Average**:​ Specifies the number of samples to use when using Channel Averaging. 
 +=== 7. Expand Button === 
 +Clicking this button opens a window that allows the user to enable or disable any of the Analog Input Channels. 
 +=== 8. Analog Input Channel === 
 +One of these sections will open for each enabled ​logger ​channel. A colored box can be found next to the name and number of each channel, displaying the color of the flywires connected to that channel. 
 +=== 9. Analog Input Channel Settings === 
 +Each Analog Input Channel is displayed in the WaveForms Live chart (vertical axis) separately. The following settings change how the associated channel is displayed. 
 +  * Volts/: This option sets the vertical scale of the specified channel in the chart in Volts per division. 
 +  * Offset: This option sets the vertical offset of the specified channel in the chart. 
 +  * Scaling: This option allows the user to apply simple math functions and unit changes to the specified channel. For example, it can be used when measuring Voltage across a resistor to display the current flowing through that resistor. 
 +=== 10. Function Generator Enable/​Disable Button === 
 +When clicked, this button turns the function generator instrument on or off. 
 +=== 11. Function Generator Waveform Select === 
 +Selects the waveform to be generated by the function generator: **Sinusoidal**,​ **Triangular**,​ **Sawtooth**,​ **Square**, **DC**. 
 +=== 12. Function Generator Settings === 
 +These fields specify the properties of the waveform to be generated by the function generator. 
 +  * Frequency: Sets the frequency of the generated waveform. 
 +  * Amplitude: Sets the amplitude of the generated waveform. 
 +  * DC Offset: Sets the Voltage offset of the generated waveform. 
 +=== 13. DC Power Supply Voltage Settings === 
 +Changing these two fields changes the Voltage level of the specified power supply channel. 
 +<WRAP column half> 
 +{{ :​learn:​instrumentation:​tutorials:​openlogger:​instrument-panel.png?​nolink&​600 |}} 
 {{tag>​openlogger}} {{tag>​openlogger}}
 {{include_n>​6}} {{include_n>​6}}