Normally when performing a finite counter output operation, two counters are required. One counter is used to actually output the pulses and the other is used to gate the first counter and therefore output a finite number of pulses. You can accomplish this same behavior with a single counter is by setting up a continuous pulse output task with a start trigger and a pause trigger. The pause trigger takes the place of the second counter normally used as the gate signal, freeing this counter to be used for other operations.
Pause triggers are only valid for continuous sampling mode with implicit timing. You can find the properties for the property node in the following locations:
- Properties»More»Pause»Trigger Type
- Properties»More»Pause»Digital Level»Source
- Properties»More»Pause»Digital Level»Pause When
For each property, right-click the terminal and select Create»Control
from the shortcut menu.