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Digitized Waveform Save and Control Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035736D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sanyshyn, DM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A described program accomplishes the storage of oscilloscope waveforms and associated information. The program takes waveform data and adds title, comments and the date. A file name is generated for each waveform and the program keeps track of the file name to prevent duplication. Each operator is allowed to group waveforms and is provided at least two files. The first file contains a list of their groups of waveforms and the second a file for each group containing the filenames, titles and double or single waveform status. In the case of double waveforms (two waveforms displayed together) the waveforms are merged together into a single file. Set up instructions are also stated in the program. All programs are written in IBM "BASICA."

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Digitized Waveform Save and Control Program

A described program accomplishes the storage of oscilloscope waveforms and associated information. The program takes waveform data and adds title, comments and the date. A file name is generated for each waveform and the program keeps track of the file name to prevent duplication. Each operator is allowed to group waveforms and is provided at least two files. The first file contains a list of their groups of waveforms and the second a file for each group containing the filenames, titles and double or single waveform status. In the case of double waveforms (two waveforms displayed together) the waveforms are merged together into a single file. Set up instructions are also stated in the program. All programs are written in IBM "BASICA."

Group and filename generation routine starts by prompting the operator for the first three letters of their last name or any three letter combination which allows for their identification to the personal computer (PC). The program then reads the operator's file containing a list of his or her groups and allows them to select one of these groups or create a new group. If the operator is a first-time user, the program prompts them directly for a group name and immediately creates their personal group file. The group name is made up of a 1 to 5 letter identifier. The identifier, together with a sequencing number (from 1 to 999) and the extension of "wfm", make up the waveform filename. The nu...