Can I Configure Multiple Triggers on an NI-SCOPE Acquisition?

Updated Nov 17, 2020

Environment

Hardware

  • PXIe-5170
  • PXIe-5171
  • PXIe-5105
  • PXIe-5160

Is it possible to set multiple different triggers with an NI oscilloscope? For instance, can I set multiple different analog edge triggers, or have some channels trigger immediately while other channels trigger off of a digital signal?

No, it is not possible set up multiple triggers on the same digitizer/oscilloscope with the NI-SCOPE driver because there is only one timing engine used by the entire module. Furthermore, the NI-SCOPE triggering functions only allow one source to be configured as a trigger. However, if multiple triggering conditions on multiple different digitizer channels are required, the PXIe-517x reconfigurable oscilloscopes should be considered. These devices have a user accessible FPGA that allows the development of FPGA code with advanced triggering capabilities.