Waveform Manager Pro
Waveform Manager Pro is the ideal
tool to compose annotated pictures from waveforms, screen images, and meter measurements
taken from your scope, spectrum analyzer or network
analyzer. It operates as a powerful stand-alone program, or as a front-end
for your favorite word processing, graphics or desktop publishing package.
Waveform Manager will also read and write data to and from circuit analysis
tools such as LTSpice / SwCAD III. Whether you're
documenting problem signals, preparing service reports for customers, or just printing
waveform pictures, Waveform Manager's easy operation combined with complete document
archival and high-quality picture transport via drag and drop or the Windows Clipboard
will make your chores a pleasure.
to/from your instrument via your PC serial, GPIB or Ethernet port
manager works with the four types of data most commonly available from your
waveforms, screen images, meter measurements and setups.
Now with V4.0 you can import vector (complex) data, datasets consisting of
multiple records and data on logarithmic sample intervals. All data types can be
transferred once on command or refreshed automatically on a schedule, or when the scope triggers.
|Supports over 180 different
Now supports network and
and annotate waveform pictures
|Drag-and-drop waveform placement|
|Full control of colors fonts, styles|
|Copy high resolution metafile pictures and bitmaps directly
through the clipboard|
|Drag and drop waveform pictures into other applications|
Display multiple waveforms at once in
one or more waveform
windows with drag and drop placement together with magnification facilities to easily
highlight waveform details. Options allow you to force disparate waveforms to be
displayed on common time scales or magnification settings.
New features in V4.0 include Polar, Smith Chart
and 3D rectangular chart views. 2D rectangular views now offer classic
scope and spectrum analyzer graticule styles along with numerous options for
chart labeling and reference symbols. Horizontal scales of rectangular
charts may be scaled logarithmically or linearly.
3D data (multiple records in a single data set)
can be displayed in either a 2D or 3D view. Navigation buttons enable
you to move forward and back within the data set. With a 2D view a
single record (the current record) is displayed at any given time.
In a 3D view the current record is the foremost waveform and the number of
records displayed behind it can be adjusted up to a maximum of 249. 3D
views support a "trackball" mouse interface that behaves as if the view were
contained within a sphere and the mouse "touches" the front of the sphere to
rotate it as one would rotate a trackball. Both perspective and
orthogonal projections are available.
Measurement and Analysis
Full screen X and Y cursors
cursors built-in to the waveform window to measure time and voltage differences on your
waveforms. 12 different measurements make quick work of measuring difficult waveform
Up to 4 Markers per Waveform
Add markers to your waveform to denote 3dB points and other
points of interest. Marker information can be displayed in the readout
bar along with cursor measurements.
different waveform measurements take the tedium out of your analysis chores.
Measurements include common voltage and time/frequency types such as Peak to Peak and Rise
Time. New signal analysis measurements include
SINAD, SFDR and ENOB.
measurements include Injector Peak Volts, Injector On time, Ignition Peak, Ignition Burn
Time and Ignition Burn Voltage.
measurements can be gated to restrict the region of measurement to the area between the X
cursors. Thresholds and noise immunity can be set individually on each measurement.
results can be displayed in the dedicated Measurement Window, or placed in notes, window
title bars or even as file labels.
Import/Export Waveforms as Tables
Waveform Manager provides programmable ASCII table
export capabilities, making it easy to output your waveform data to spreadsheets or
analysis programs. Export to files or through the clipboard with your choice of CSV
or tab delimiting.
File import includes support for LTSpice / SwCAD
II plot outputs in all common analysis types, making it easy to compare
signals from your scope or analyzer with those you simulate. You can
also send ASCII export data back to the Spice program
for use in simulation.
Enhanced Screen Image Support
4.0, colors in all monochrome and 256 color screen images can be modified
with point and click ease. This means that you can customize the
colors of the vast majority of screen images available from instruments.
Also new with
version 4.0 is support for HPGL plotter graphics. This enables you to
get screen plots from a wide variety of lab instruments that are not
explicitly supported by using the program to emulate an HP 7475A plotter.
Epson ESC/P2 and HP PCL emulation is also included.
User defined data fields together with database
indexing and search capabilities enable you to customize the way you save your waveform
information. Define fields to track important customer data right along with you
waveforms. If particular fields would be useful when looking up files later, designate
them as file labels and they will be listed whenever you later go to open a file.
Waveform, screen image and meter
measurements from a Fluke 192.
3D view of a 3D dataset from a spectrum analyzer.
Logarithmic plot of data from network analyzer with
constant sample interval.
Create user defined fields to
track waveform and customer information.
Search for waveform files by
Waveform Manager Pro
Key Features at a Glance
Dedicated Display Windows
|Waveform Window - Multiple waveforms, multiple
notes. Can display waveforms independently or with common time scale, position.
|Image Window - One picture (metafile or bitmap), multiple
|Setup Window - Instrument setups and instrument settings|
|Measurement Window - Choose from over 100 different
measurements, waveform parameters, and instrument settings. Display in any combination.
Supports DDE. Also used to display meter measurements from scope.|
|Multiple Waveform and Image windows
can be displayed together.|
Display in Waveform or Image Windows|
Drag-and-drop sizing and placement|
Fonts, background colors, and border styles are customizable|
Comic-strip balloon style border available with
drag-and-drop pointer placement|
Display measurements and other data fields mixed with plain
Programmable data boxes, one per waveform, show key parameters|
|Ground symbol shows zero volt level|
| ||"+" marks trigger point.|
position readout displays X,Y waveform values..|
Measurements and parameters
available as data fields:
|General (date, time, etc.)|
|Meter Readings from Scope|
|User defined fields||
|Four full-screen cursors (2 X, 2 Y) with 13
|Cursors can be used to gate many waveform measurements.|
|Results can be displayed as data fields and in a
|Document Files - Bundle all information and save
to individual Waveform Manager Document "WFD" files. Keyword search facility
provides for easy recall|
|Waveform Files - Import/export in common waveform file
formats including ISF, CSV, BWV and WFM. Export in user defined text formats.
Import multiple waveform files into single 3D dataset.|
|Picture Files - Import/export in BMP, PNG, JPEG, EMF
formats. Pictures can be embedded in Document files with annotation.|
|Measurement Log Files - Log multiple meter measurements into
ASCII text files. Import and display as waveform files. |
Clipboard Support/Drag and
Select a display window and press the Copy toolbar button to send a picture of
the window to the clipboard. Or drag and drop it directly into another application in
either DIB (bitmap) or EMF (metafile) format.
Copy individual waveforms to the clipboard
as pictures and data tables.
Generic screen grab facility works with any
instrument that prints screen pictures through a serial
or GPIB port to an Epson ESC/P2 or HP PCL III
printer. Program converts
ESC/P2 and PCL codes to bitmap and displays in Image
Window. Bitmap image data (not ESC/P2 or PCL) can
be exported. ESC/P2 and PCL data can be imported and displayed.
can emulate an HP 7475 (HPGL)
HPGL is displayed in vector format in the
image window. Pen
colors can be specified and changed after plot is acquired. For GPIB
operations 7475 emulator can function in either Talk/Listen or Listen Only
mode. HPGL data import/export is supported.
waveforms, measurements or screen images from locations you specify, or from all currently
displayed locations. Can perform transfers when the scope
triggers, or repeatedly with 1s to 24Hr wait time between. Can be used in conjunction with
Capture to File for event logging based on trigger events, or for measurement logging.
Also can be used with Screen Grab to automatically update display each time a print
job is initiated from the instrument.
Capture To File
waveforms transferred from an instrument into separately numbered files based on a seed
name you supply. One file is saved after each transfer except for group transfers where
waveforms may optionally be saved to separate files. Number of files is adjustable up to
10,000. File formats include WFD, BMP, PNG, JPEG, EMF.
Can also capture designated measurements in
multiple columns to a single measurement log "TXT" file each time a waveform or
measurement transfer occurs.
Print using any printer that has Windows support. You can suppress the printing
of background colors, or convert the entire image to monochrome, for excellent results
with laser and dot matrix printers. Using Print Preview you can adjust the size and
location of the printed image on the page, and view colors and proportions as they will
Program identifies the currently connected instrument and automatically
configures the serial port for successful communication.
All of the user's guide
is available in the on-line help.
IBM PC or compatible; Win 98SE, 2000, NT 4.0, ME, XP,
Vista. One serial port, GPIB interface or Ethernet adapter for instrument
connection. GPIB interfaces supported include National
Instruments (NI drivers required) and Prologix (3.x, 4.x, 5.x drivers included).. Ethernet requires Tektronix TekVisa
or National Instruments VISA drivers.