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Line Settings (Pattern Generator)

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    Last Modified: May 14, 2018

    You can use the Lines tab to add, remove, and configure digital lines for the pattern generator. Access the Lines tab by clicking the icon in the Pattern Generator section and selecting Lines.

    The following configuration options are available when Mode is Clock:

    Setting Description
    Status Enables or disables signal generation on the digital line.
    Name Name of the digital line.
    Mode Type of the output signal.
    • Clock—The Pattern Generator generates a square wave with the frequency, phase, and duty cycle that you define.
    • Custom—The Pattern Generator generates the signal defined by the data file that you import.
    Frequency Frequency of the output signal.
    Duty cycle Percentage of the pulse width in the total period of the wave.

    The following configuration options are available when Mode is Custom:

    Setting Description
    Status Enables or disables signal generation on the digital line.
    Name Name of the data line.
    Mode Type of the output signal.
    • Clock—The Pattern Generator generates a square wave with the frequency, phase, and duty cycle that you define.
    • Custom—The Pattern Generator generates the signal defined by the data file that you import.
    Source file Data file you want to import. The instrument accepts TDMS files only, and the files must contain digital waveform data only. You can load TDMS files from LabVIEW.
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    If the data files contain more than one channel, the instrument loads the first channel only.

    Update rate Number of samples that the instrument generates per second. Once you select a file in Source file, Update rate is auto-populated with the update rate defined by the source file. You can change the update rate by entering a new value.

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