Acquire will operate the SIGNAL RECOVERY Models 4161A, 5105, 5113, 5210, 7124, 7225, 7265, 7270, and 7280. Up to ten instruments can be operated simultaneously.
The package automatically detects compatible instruments connected via Ethernet, USB, RS232 GPIB interfaces and displays a connections dialog where the instruments can be allocated meaningful names.
Remote Front Panel
All functions of the connected instruments(s) may be controlled remotely, with selectable on-screen display of outputs from those available. The display updates regularly, depending n speed of computer but typically at 2 - 3 Hz. The control panel can be shown in two sizes, one with tabs for the instrument controls and the second with just the output meter displays.
Front panel operation of the connected instrument(s) is inhibited while the software is running to prevent unauthorized interference with settings.
Users can define an experiment in which Y-axis data will be recorded as a function of an X-axis variable. The X-axis may be chosen as follows:
- Models 5105, 5106, 9650A, 5113
Time only - Data acquisition may only be initiated from the software.
Time, digital filter frequency, digital output port value, and trigger events.
Time, oscillator frequency, oscillator amplitude, auxiliary DAC output voltage, digital
output port value, and trigger events. Data acquisition can initiated directly from the
software or on receipt of a trigger, and can either free-run or be on the basis of one
point per trigger.
The Y-axis data to be recorded is selected from the outputs provided by the instrument(s). Hence, for example, dual phase lock-ins may record X, Y, Magnitude and Phase outputs; the 7310 Noise Rejecting Voltmeter can record output voltage, maximum and minimum outputs; the 4161A cna record Channel 1 and Channel 2 voltage. Between one and eight outputs can be recorded in a given experiment.
File Storage and Data Display
Acquired data may be stores and recalled from disk, and displayed on user-adjustable axes. The line format used on plots can be selected, and four curve cursors allow direct readout of data point values.
Data plots may be manipulated for optimum display prior to printing, and can be copied to the clipboard for subsequent pasting into other applications.
Data can also be exported to ASCII text files suitable for import to third party software to allow further analysis.