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low level access to memory and traces for DSO80000

Question asked by andrea.mariscotti on Aug 18, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2009 by dnt
my questions starts from a higher-level problem: the use of the oscilloscope for EMC measurements, that is the possibility of applying different detectors (in particular the quasi-peak) and time constraints 8such as dwell time specification), after the FFT computation on time domain data.

Ok, apart from what I have seen (so quickly, to be honest) on the Programmer's Guide, that - if I have understood well - describes programming commands through LAN and GPIB interfaces only,
I'm wondering if it is possible to run a short C program, or a Matlab script or whatever, that has somehow access to the scope internal memory to speed up computations.
I'm just guessing... either a direct access by means of pointers (dangerous, but nothing unrecoverable), or a copy-to function that gives an image of the possibly reserved memory segment on a shared memory area.

I'm saying so, since I have already installed the 89600 software, that looks great, but maybe I won't have all those "degrees of freedom" to experiment a little, such as the above mentioned detectors and dwell time possibilities and also time-frequency transformations.

thanks for your attention through this lengthy considerations and for your kind help throughout this forum

best regards