Do NI Scope Cards Support Custom Scaling?

Updated Oct 4, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • Oscilloscope Device
  • PXI Oscilloscope
  • PXI Digitizer

Software

  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-SCOPE

Issue Details

Do NI oscilloscope cards support custom scaling the way NI DAQ devices do? I'd like to import custom scaling I have set up in NI MAX into LabVIEW and use it for one of my scope cards.

Solution

No, the NI-DAQmx Custom Scale feature is not supported on NI oscilloscope or digitizer cards. The NI-SCOPE driver, used to interface with oscilloscope and digitizer cards, does not currently have that custom scaling feature. 
 
Some possible alternatives include post-processing data to scale it after the fact, or, if you have a reconfigurable oscilloscope, you could implement scaling on the FPGA.

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