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Entry  Fri Nov 3 12:11:14 2017, Håkan Wennlöf, Triggering using AND 
    Reply  Fri Nov 3 13:28:04 2017, Stefan Ritt, Triggering using AND 
Message ID: 637     Entry time: Fri Nov 3 13:28:04 2017     In reply to: 636
Author: Stefan Ritt 
Subject: Triggering using AND 

Think about: How would you make a coincidence (AND) between two edges? Since an edge is infinitesimally small, there is no way to make a meaningful coincidence between edges. Therefore, the DRS4 EB firmware makes a simple AND of levels. If you trigger on rising signals and do an AND, then you get a trigger if both values are above their threshold. For falling edge trigger (arrow goes down in the trigger configuration) the board triggers when both signals are BELOW the trigger threshold. So actually the singnal which crosses the threshold last determines the timing of the trigger. I see no other way how to implement an AND.


Håkan Wennlöf wrote:


I'm using the DRSOsc program, and I have a question that I need a bit clarified;

When triggering using AND between two channels, am I then triggering on rising/falling edge of both channels, or on the actual values?

That is, is it the change in value that it triggers on, or when the actual value goes above a certain threshold?

Using AND, it seems like I get a trigger when one (CH2) is above its trigger value (sometimes quite far above), and the other (CH1) changes to go above its trigger value. This works for my purposes, which is nice, but I just want to be sure I understand why it works. Ideally, I'd like to trigger when one of my channels is above a certain value, and the other has a rising edge above a certain value.

I'm sorry if it's a silly question! I've just noticed that the Keysight oscilloscopes I've used can only do one channel with a rising edge at a time when doing a logic trigger, and I thought the same thing might be going on in the background here (which would be ideal for my purposes).


Kind regards,

Håkan Wennlöf


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