Xpedition Enterprise Advanced Waveform Operations

Analysis and Simulation


Advanced Waveform Operations


Advanced Waveform Operations

The Waveform Analyzer offers advanced waveform operations, providing users with additional tools and functionalities for in-depth analysis and exploration.

Waveform Measurements

The Waveform Analyzer provides numerous methods for performing basic measurements on waveforms. One such method is the use of waveform cursors. Cursors are movable vertical lines that track values along a waveform. To add a cursor, users can choose the Cursor > Add menu item or press F5. Multiple cursors can be added to a graph window, each numbered consecutively (e.g., C1, C2, C3, ...). The last-added cursor is designated as the active cursor, but users can click on any cursor to make it active. Waveform cursors can be locked together, allowing users to select one cursor and move all others simultaneously. The active cursor can be deleted by choosing the Cursor > Delete Active menu item.

Another feature available in the Waveform Analyzer is X-Y Markers. X-Y Markers display the delta-X and delta-Y values between two points on one or two waveforms. To add an X-Y marker, users can click on the X-Y marker button on the toolbar, which adds the marker to the first visible row in the graph window. Anchors of X-Y markers can be moved by clicking and dragging them to new locations. Anchors can be attached to waveforms, allowing them to follow the waveform as it moves. Anchors can be detached from a waveform by right-clicking and selecting the "Detach from Waveform" option or by pressing the Ctrl key while dragging the anchor. Users can copy X-Y marker values to the clipboard, show or hide marker values, delete markers, and restore hidden markers by right-clicking on the waveform or waveform name and selecting the appropriate options from the X-Y Marker Popup Menu.

General Measurement Types

The Waveform Analyzer provides several measurement types for different waveform analyses. Under the General category, users can find the following measurement types:

  • At X
  • Level Crossing
  • Slope
  • Waveform Crossing

Frequency Measurement Types

For frequency-related analyses, the Waveform Analyzer offers various measurement types under the Frequency category, including:

  • Bandpass
  • Gain Margin
  • Highpass
  • Lowpass
  • Phase Margin
  • Slope
  • Stopband

Level Measurement Types

The Waveform Analyzer provides several measurement types for level-related analyses. Under the Level category, users can find the following measurement types:

  • AC Coupled RMS
  • Amplitude
  • Average
  • Baseline
  • Local Maximum
  • Local Minimum
  • Maximum
  • Minimum
  • Peak-to-Peak
  • RMS
  • Topline
  • X at Maximum
  • X at Minimum

Time Domain Measurement Types

For time domain analyses, the Waveform Analyzer offers several measurement types under the Time category, including:

  • Delay
  • Duty Cycle
  • Falltime
  • Frequency
  • Overshoot
  • Period
  • Pulse Width
  • Risetime
  • Settle Time
  • Slew Rate
  • Undershoot

KB Article ID# KB000112160_EN_US



Associated Components

Xpedition AMS