Channel grid

Channel grid is a simplified overview of available input or output channels (depending on the module you select).

Channel grid_Analog IN

If a channel grid is displayed in Analog in, Function generator, Digital in, math, etc.. you can add function columns by right-clicking one of the top row fields or left clicking more options button. Then proceed to Edit columns and a window will appear:

Grid_EditColumns

Here you can select the desired columns you want to add to your grid.

Different possible functions through all setups:

  • ID number - Identification number of channel, mostly used for reference.
  • Used - Button is for activating the desired channel. If Channel is Unused it is not saved nor displayed and can’t be used for calculations.
  • Store - Defines if the acquired data is saved or not. If the store is not used, the data is acquired and can be calculated but is not stored.
  • Exported - Is used to predefine the channels that will be exported if you chose so. The exported channels can also be selected in the Export module.
  • Color - Select color of the desired channel.
  • Sample rate - Enables us to acquire data with reduced sample rate in order to save data space. The maximum sample rate is defined with Dynamic acquisition rate.
  • Name - Name of a channel can be changed to sooth individual needs. If we change the name of a channel, it is automatically changed in formulas or other used calculations. For own relief, refrain from using the same name for multiple channels.
  • Description - Is used for personal description or notes.
  • Amplifier info - Displays information about the physical amplifier. Typically voltage range, filters, Core count, etc..
  • Amplifier name - Name of an amplifier is used to define the type of possible measurements.
  • Amplfier S/N - Serial number of an amplifier.
  • Range - Select the range of operation.
  • Dual core - Activate or deactivate dual core mode. Only with dual-core amplifiers.
  • Excitation - Define the required excitation.
  • LP filter - Define Low pass filter
  • HP filter - Define High pass filter
  • Measurement - Select the type of Measurement, for example: Voltage, IEPE, Charge, etc..
  • Input type - Select input type, for example: Single ended or Differential if required by the amplifier.
  • Min - Defines a theoretical minimum value preset for displays.
  • Values - Displayed values of an amplifier, math, output, etc..
  • Max - Defines a theoretical maximum value preset for displays.
  • Crit low and high - Defines critical warning Low an High level of the channel.
  • Warn low and high - Defines Caution Low and High-level warning.
  • Hysteresis - For low and high warning.
  • Physical quantity - Select the physical quantity that you wish to measure. If the quantity is not present on the drop-down menu, you can select Custom and then define the Units.
  • Units - Units of measured Physical quantity can be selected in reference to a selected Physical quantity or entered if Custom is selected.
  • Scale - Set scale of the channel.
  • Sensitivity - Set sensitivity of channel.
  • Offset - Set software offset.
  • Offset in amplifier unit - Set offset of the amplifier.
  • Sensor model - Displays data of sensor model type if we have a sensor with TEDS.
  • Sensor S/N - Displays the serial number of TEDS supported sensor.
  • Sensor recall date - Displays the date of required sensor recalibration.
  • Target-Shunt calibration check - Input value of Shunt calibration.
  • Result-Shunt calibration check - Displays result of shunt calibration check.
  • Error-Shunt calibration check - Displays error between Target and Actual value.
  • Lead wire compensation - Input resistance value for compensation of lead wires.
  • Sensor unbalance - You can input it manually or measure it in Channel setup.
  • Self test error - Measured error.
  • Zero - This button automatically zeroes out the channel.
  • Group - Group Channels.
  • Setup - Open setup menu.
  • Measurement unit - Defines if the channel is Local or acquired from a remote measurement unit.
  • Transferred - If a slave is connected this cell defines if the channel is transferred to the master unit.
  • Transfer rate - The rate at the which the slave is transferred to the master unit.
  • Stored on client - Displays if the channel is being saved on a client.