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Offline Hydrawerk

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Re: EEVblog #369 - Rigol DS2000 Oscilloscope Playing Around
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2013, 10:23:49 pm »
So when is Rigol company going to release the new DS2000 firmware to fix the bugs? :-/O
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Re: EEVblog #369 - Rigol DS2000 Oscilloscope Playing Around
« Reply #101 on: March 15, 2013, 06:01:40 am »
I wonder if a simpler method might be to just stop the 32K clock oscillator - very easy to do.
Anyone tried this? Do you think that stopping this clock would break any important features?
 

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Re: EEVblog #369 - Rigol DS2000 Oscilloscope Playing Around
« Reply #102 on: April 23, 2013, 08:49:57 pm »
*(Double posting this here - as well as the other Rigol thread - since John South might see it here and offer some feedback)*

I've been working on a new version of my Rigol software for the last couple of days, and I seem to have found the first bug in the DS2000 that is, IMO, rather a serious one:

I don't seem to be able to read the contents of the DSO memory reliably when the scope is in the STOP state - in other words, I can't get the full sample depth out of the scope (getting just the displayed data is not a problem) - which is a big deal if anyone is planning to do any post-processing with 3rd party software, including MATLAB or LabVIEW (one of the big selling points of the Rigol scope over it's competitors).

Here is the procedure to use copied from the Rigol DS2000 programming guide:

Procedures of the internal memory waveform data reading:
S1. :STOP
The internal memory waveform data can only be read in STOP state
S2. :WAV:SOURce CHAN1
Set the channel source to be read
S3. :WAV:MODE RAW
Set the waveform mode to RAW
S4. :WAV:RESet
Reset the waveform reading
S5. :WAV:BEGin
Start the waveform reading
S6. :WAV:STATus?
1) IDLE
:WAV:DATA?
:WAV: END
2) READ
:WAV:DATA?
Repeat S6

This order of commands does NOT work correctly with the DS2000 - it doesn't return or read the correct number of samples when run as a loop if the memory depth is set to anything higher than 14k.  In fact, you can test that it doesn't work correctly by just using Rigol's own software Ultra Sigma:
Just set the memory depth to >= 140k; STOP the scope; start Ultra Sigma; type in the listed SCPI commands one by one; and you will see it fail.

Perhaps the correct method has changed since the programming guide was published by Rigol - I've passed this info along to my dealer to pass to Rigol, We'll see what they have to say about it.

I can also confirm this behavior with the 00.01.00.00.03 firmware. 1400 points "all the time".

Curiously theres a bandwidth license option in there also, not sure if thats for the DS2072.
The firmware seems to be a menagerie of code supporting many different models.

-M
 

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Re: EEVblog #369 - Rigol DS2000 Oscilloscope Playing Around
« Reply #103 on: April 23, 2013, 09:06:37 pm »
I can also confirm this behavior with the 00.01.00.00.03 firmware. 1400 points "all the time".

Curiously theres a bandwidth license option in there also, not sure if thats for the DS2072.
The firmware seems to be a menagerie of code supporting many different models.

-M

Mike - you don't seem to reading the collected info that we've gathered here. I steered you yesterday to the post which contained not only the instructions for getting your firmware version - but the bug list for the all the various firmware versions. The bug I reported above (which you quoted) is NOT in FW 01.00.00.03 - so you must be doing something wrong in reading the memory. I suggest you go and read the bug list we've collected first before posting reports of bugs  - and then, if you still believe you have an unreported bug, post it in the Rigol REVIEW thread.

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