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1. Version 8 New Features:

 

Instant Measurements

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a. While moving the mouse over any waveform, a measurement is displayed directly above it. The type of measurement is dependent upon the signal type and the mouse position in the waveform.

 

Quick Measurements

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a. Instantly measure between two points in a Waveform View by using the Middle mouse button. Click and drag from any position (including over markers) to another position and a measurement will be displayed between the two points.

 

b. Additional Measurements will be calculated and displayed in a floating Quick Measurement Window that moves with the mouse and closes as soon as the Middle mouse button is released.

 

c. The measurements in the Quick Measurement Window are unique to the signal type and whether the signal has plotting enabled.

 

d. Quick Measurements will snap to a transition edge (when near) and remember the Signal of the starting and ending measurement point. The measurement is always displayed for the ending Signal. However, if different than the ending Signal, the starting Signal will display an additional arrow to indicate the beginning measurement point.

 

e. When capturing new data, Quick  Measurements will try to maintain the measurement even if the edges are on 2 different signals. If a transition is detected at the time of the orignial edge or within 1/10th of a division in either direction, the Quick Measurement will snap to it and display the new values. Changing the zoom level of the waveform view will change the tolerance of the auto snapping feature (i.e. 1ns tolerance @10 ns/Div, 50ns tolerance @500 ns/Div).

 

f. Quick Measurements will snap to the Division Grid tick marks while dragging in that area.

 

g. Using the CTRL Key will override Signal Edge Snapping and Division Grid Snapping and the measuring will begin and/or end at the mouse point instead of an edge or division tick.

 

h. When a signal is in plotting mode, Quick Measurements will function on the Plot data. If multiple plots are enabled for the signal, Quick Measurements will function on the selected plot. Pressing the Space Bar will toggle the plot selection, even while the Quick Measurement is active.

 

i. When Quick Measurements are active, Dynamic Measurement windows will use the time span of the Quick Measurement for calculations.

 

Dynamic Measurements

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a. Dynamic Measurement Windows offer a variety of measurements that can be selected for each type of Signal group.

 

b. The selected measurements will recalculate and display only the measurements that apply to the Signal that is under the mouse as it moves in a Waveform Window.

 

c. The timespan and measurements automatically change as the mouse moves between Signals or between Waveform Windows. While a Quick Measure is active, its timespan is used for calculations. As soon as the Quick Measure deactivates, the timespan of the Waveform Window is used.

 

d. Measurements are recalculated when scrolling, zooming, capturing data, browsing the capture history or while using the Quick Measurement feature.

 

e. Multiple Dynamic Measurement Windows can be created with individual measurement  selections. Each Window will update and recalculate as needed.

 

 

Marker Time/Delta Window

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a. Replaces the Active Marker Measurement Window in older projects.

 

b. This window will display the time between 2 selected markers or a marker and the Trigger point.

 

c. Any combination of markers can be selected instead of just adjacent pairs.

 

d. Duplicate selections are prevented. For example, adding M1 to M4 is the same as  adding M4 to M1 so only the first set will be seen in the window.

 

e. Individual pairs can be removed using a button on the Tool Bar or menu selection. All pairs can be removed by using the menu.

 

f. Zoom and Scroll a pair of markers into view by Double-Clicking on the displayed pair or selecting "Jump to Pair" from the popup menu. The focused Waveform Window in the same Link Group will update to a zoom level where both markers are in view and centered on the "@" symbol.

 

g. Change the Link Group selection by Clicking on the Group Indicator in the Tool Bar or using the local menu (Menu-> Window-> Link Group).

 

 

Signal Plotting

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a. All signals including Plug-ins (with the exception of Boolean) have new options to plot the data for waveform views (Analog Signals are Bus Signals with Plot Series 1 enabled by default).

 

b.  A total of 4 individual plots can be configured for each signal.

 

c. If separate fields or 'Data Slices' are already defined in the signal, individual fields or  slices can be selected for the plot.

 

d. Each of the Signal's 4 Plots has the following options:

   •  Coarse Gain (Bit Range of 1-32).

   •  Sign Format (Unsigned, 2's Compliment, Sign & Magnitude, Zero Offset).

   •  Fine Gain, Vertical Position and Zero Offset can be adjusted manually.

   •  Plot Display Color selection.

   •  Interpolate on/off.

   •  Show Base Line on/off.

   •  Customize the display name.

   •  Field Selection

   •  Field Slice Selection

   •  Sequence Edit box (Leave blank to Plot All)

 

e. Plotting the occurrences of the selected Field or Slice can be controlled by specifying a sequence of 'Skip' (S) and 'Plot' (P) commands, repeat, repeat end, repeat counts and nested groups of any of these.

 

f. When plotting is enabled, Instant Measurements, Quick Measurements and Dynamic Measurements will use the Plotted data for calculations.

 

 

Marker Complements (Splitting a Marker to form a Marker Pair )

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a. Instantly convert a Marker into a pair of Markers (Main Marker / Marker Complement) by holding the Control Key when clicking on a 'Quick Select' flag. When activated this way, the newly created cursor (Marker Complement) is initially positioned at the center of the screen (@).

 

b. Drag a Marker's complement by holding the Control Key when Dragging on one of the 'Quick Select' flags or by Dragging on the Complement's flag.

 

c. Hold the Control Key when Clicking on one of the 'Quick Select' flags to scroll to the position of its complement in the waveform view. If a Marker Complement did not exist, it will be created at the Center of the Screen (@). A Left-Click will still scroll to the Main Marker.

 

d. Drag from one of the 'Quick Select' Flags with a Right-Click while holding the Control Key to create a Marker Complement and drag it to a new position while leaving the Main Marker in its current position. A Delta measurement will be displayed between the marker and its complement.

 

e. The newly created Marker Complement is displayed with inverted colors of the Main Marker and uses the same marker number (1-6) on its flag. When referenced elsewhere a "c" is appended to the number.

 

f.  Right-Click on the Flag of a Marker or its Compliment and select "Split" to create or delete the Main Marker's Complement.

 

g. Right-Click on the Flag of a Marker or its Complement and select "Lock with Compliment" to toggle locking the Delta between the Main Marker and its compliment. When locked, both markers will move together when dragging, snapping or relocating. When unlocked, both markers move independently.

 

g. A Marker Complement is always displayed in the inverted color of its Main Marker and will be visible in all windows that display marker positions (Waveform Views, Birdseye scrollbars, Tabular Windows, Auto Search Windows ) and Export Windows. Auto Search Windows will still use and display the marker assigned to it, but will switch between the Main Marker or its Complement (whichever is currently active).

 

i. When selected or dragging, a Marker Complement will become the Active Marker, having the same behavior and features as a main marker. This includes snapping to edges, responding to clicks in the Marker Column, displaying Data in the Marker Column and responding to Search button or Auto Search Window clicks.

 

j. The Quick Select flags will indicate when a Marker is Split and whether the Delta between a split pair is locked. When Split, two dots appear above the marker number. The dots are connected when the Delta is locked.

 

 

Additional new Marker Features

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a. Added a new "Scroll-n-View" feature which will vertically scroll the signal associated with the Active marker into view. The scroll will occur for the focussed waveform view whenever the Marker selection changes.

 

b. Marker snaps or drags will display a "Static Measurement" which is the time from the last position of the marker to the new position. If the marker is split, the measurement will display the time between the Main Marker and its Complement.

 

c. Markers will snap to the Division Grid tick marks while dragging over them.

 

d. Override Division Grid snapping by using the CTRL Key.

 

e. When a signal is in plotting mode, Marker snaps and measurements will function on the Plot data. If multiple plots are enabled for the signal, Marker snaps and measurements will function on the selected plot.

 

f.  A Global Marker Menu has been added to perform a function on all markers at the same time. Right-Click on the "All Markers" flag at the end of the Quick Select Flags to open the  Global  Marker Menu. This menu has the following functions: 

     •  toggle "Scroll-n-View"

     •  toggle the visibility of "Static Marker Measurements".

     •  Clear All Markers

     •  Set the 'Sticky' state (Scroll to '@' on snap)

     •  Clear the 'Sticky' state (Scroll to '@' on snap)

     •  Clear Marker Compliments (Un-Split all split pairs)

     •  Lock the Delta on all Split pairs

     •  Un-Lock the Delta on all Split pairs

 

g.  Left-Click on the "All Markers" flag at the end of the Quick Select Flags to erase and reset all markers.

 

h. The Active Marker can be selected without changing the waveform position by holding the CTRL key while moving the mouse over the Quick Select flags.

 

i. When dragging a marker in a waveform view, pausing below the waveforms (over the birdseye) or above the waveforms (over the Time Division area) will cause the window to auto scroll.

  

 

Data Mis-Match Features (applies to new captures only)

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a. Captures now store configuration data in order to detect configuration changes between captures.

 

b. When a loaded file has data that is incompatible with a current signal configuration, "Invalid Data" icons will appear for that signal in the following areas:

    •  Signal Definition Window.

    •  Waveform Views that display the affected Signal(s).

    •  Graphical Trigger Editor for Match Definitions that use an affected Signal.

    •  Trigger Configuration Match Editor Windows.

    •  List views that use the affected Signal.

    •  Auto Search Windows that use the affected Signal.

    •  Search Manager Windows for each Search that uses the affected Signal(s).

  

c. Channel Selection identifiers provide a different background color based on valid capture data.

 

d. Project Signals list will have a different background color based on valid capture data.

 

e. Search functions will be disabled and a message displayed when the Search includes a Signal that has invalid data. This includes ALL search buttons throughout the application, including the new search functions in Signal Editors.

 

f. Having incompatible data loaded will not interfere with the next capture (New captures always utilize the current configuration).

 

 

Analyzer Options

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a. A new "Reset" feature in each group of Analyzer Options, will reset the configuration to previous settings (except for Threshold Adjustments, which are updated live).

 

b. Added a User prompt to 'Cancel', 'Apply changes' or 'Discard changes'. The verification prompt will appear if the new changes have not already been applied before leaving an option group, changing tabs, closing the config window or starting a new capture.

 

 

Hardware Trigger Configuration

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a. Stored Configurations

•  Configurations can be selected, created, copied, deleted or renamed without leaving the configuration window.

 

b. Graphical Editing

•  Any connection will now highlight in the 'Edit' color when under the mouse, distinguishing it from other connections already highlighted.

•  Individual connections can be deleted when under the mouse by using the Delete Key. (Connections can still be 'Disconnected' manually by clicking on the original connection points.)

•  Individual connections can be deleted by a "Double-Click" when highlighted in the edit color.

•  Adding a new connection can be canceled by pressing the ESC Key or the Delete Key.

•  Valid Connection points will display a connection 'box' around the connection point when adding a new connection.

•  The ESC Key can be used to 'unlock' a locked item and restart the Auto Scrolling for the Formula View. (Items can still be unlocked by clicking on the locked item.)

 

c. Formula View

•  Now displays the portion relevant to the selected trigger section (Sequenced connections, Direct Trigger, etc).

•  Any item that has options can be edited by a Dbl-Click in the Formula View. Once editing, a single click will switch editing to another item or end the editing.

 

 

Signal Editors

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a. The Waveform Example now has the following features similar to Waveform views:

   •  Search Left/Right

   •  Zoom Max in/out

   •  Zoom in/out

   •  Scroll to Beginning/End of Data

   •  Scroll 5 divisions Left/Right

   •  Scroll 1 Division Left/Right

   •  Scroll Bar for manual navigation

   •  Indicates Marker positions.

 

b. Default position and zoom level of the Waveform Example will default to the last active Waveform View.   

 

c. The active Waveform View is identified above the Editor's Waveform Example and will scroll and zoom to match changes to the Example.

 

d. Bus Editor

   •  Added a "Select All" button to select all channels with 1 click.

   •  Added a "Select One" button to deselect all channels but channel 0 with 1 click.

   •  Added Plot Option tabs.

   •  Added Plot Enable check box.

 

e. Parsed/Decoded/Plug-in Signal Editors

   •  Added an "Options" button to each sub-Signal for settings such as:      

      a. Choosing the edge of a Clock (rising/falling/both).

      b. Disabling or setting a Bus or Channel to Ignored.

      d. Selecting All bits of a data Bus.

      e. Deselecting all bits of a data Bus but channel 0.

      f.  Inverting a data Bus or a Channel.

   •  Added Plot Option tabs.

   •  Added Plot Enable check box.

 

 

New Export Automation

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a. Automatically export multiple captures or the entire Capture History from any export selection.

 

b. A listing of each file exported and its export size is displayed while exporting.

 

c. The Capture ID is now displayed above the Time Span and Disk Information section.

 

d. The Capture ID, Time Range and Disk information sections will update as each file is exported.

 

e. When disk Space becomes very low ('low' is determined by the original size of  the media), the user will be presented with the option to stop exporting or continue to export as much data as possible.

 

f. Export automatically halts and closes the export file when Disk space becomes critical.

 

g. Automation can be manually halted at any time.

 

h. The original capture is reloaded after processing multiple captures.

 

 

Automatic Window selection by mouse movement

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a. A docked Window is automatically selected for Mouse Wheel commands and Keyboard input as the mouse moves over the window.

 

b. The Window to receive Mouse Wheel and Keyboard commands, whether docked or floating, is visually highlighted by a subtle change in its border color.

 

 

 

Keyboard functions

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a. Added cursor key functions for scrolling/selecting items in most windows.

 

b. Added activation of the selected item by using the space bar in Auto Search.

 

c. Added cursor function to select fields in List windows when in frame mode. The left and right cursor keys will select the previous and next field in a frame. Any window in the same link group will synchronize to the field's starting time when a field is selected.

 

d. Waveform View Hot Keys:

•  A:   Auto Run

•  R:   Run Once

•  P:   Preview

•  S:   Stop (Retrieve Data)

•  H:   Halt (Do Not Retrieve Data)

•  I:    Zoom In

•  O:   Zoom Out

•  T:   Goto Trigger

•  Z:   Zoom to active marker pair (when already split) or zooms to active marker and its last position

•  Shift-Key + Z:   Toggles selection of Compliment and Zooms to the pair (splits if not already split)

•  Space Bar:   Toggles the selected Plot when the mouse is over a signal that has more than 1 plot enabled

 

e. Waveform View Number Keys (1 - 6):

•  Number Key:    Select and Goto Marker (places at screen Center (@) if not already visible)' if split, will go to the main marker or its compliment (whichever one was last active)

•  Shift-Key + Number Key:    Place marker at screen Center (@), if split the main marker or its compliment will be placed at the center (whichever one was last active)

•  CTRL-Key + Number Key:   If Marker already Split, Toggles selection of Compliment and Brings marker to Center (@), (splits if not already split)

•  Alt-Key + Number Key:    Zooms to marker pair if split, else zooms to marker and its last position (same function as "Z" except the marker is specified by the number key)

 

f. Waveform View Navigation Keys:

    •  Up/Down Cursor:    Scroll Vertically

    •  Left/Right Cursor:   Scroll 1 Division Horizontally

    •  Shift-Key + Left/Right Cursor:   Scroll 5 Divisions Horizontally

    •  [:   Goto Beginning of Capture

    •  ]:   Goto End of Capture

    •  < or >:   Scroll 1 Division Horizontally

    •  Shift-Key + < or >:   Scroll 5 Divisions Horizontally

    •  Home:    Go Backward through Previous Zoom levels and Positions

    •  End:   Go Forward through Next Zoom levels and Positions (after going backward) 

 

g. Tabular Views:

   •  Home:    Press the HOME key to scroll to the beginning of the List Window.

   •  End:   Use the END key to scroll to the end of the List Window.

   •  Page-UP:   Press the PAGE-Up key to scroll up by 1/2 a page.

   •  Page-Down:    Use the Page-Down key to scroll down by 1/2 a page.

   •  Cursor Keys:    Use the Up/Down keys to navigate to the next/previous Frame when in Frame Mode and the next/previous Field when in Field Mode. Continue to hold the key to repeat.

 

 

Waveform Views

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a. Any number of Waveform views can be created.

 

b. Two waveform views are automatically created and always present (Primary and Secondary). They are docked in the center of the main window and can not be undocked. The visibility of the secondary waveform view can be toggled by a button on the main application tool bar.

 

c. Additional waveform views can be docked in any of the 6 docking points of the main window, Tabbed with other windows or remain independent for full screen viewing or placement on additional monitors.

 

d. Waveform views can be assigned to any of the 4 Link Groups or remain ungrouped. The default assigned group is Group 1.

 

e. The Primary Waveform View is always in Link Group 1 and the Secondary Waveform View is in Link Group 2. The two Link Groups can be cross linked by using a button on the main application tool bar. When cross linked, the time of Link Groups 1 and 2 will stay synchronized.

 

f. Each Waveform window has a "birdseye" navigation bar across the bottom of the window showing marker positions and the viewing location relative to the entire data captured. Click in the navigation bar to jump to a location or drag the 'viewing location' indicator to use as a scroll bar. Use the Control Key when clicking near a marker to jump directly to a marker.

 

g. Gain and position of a plot is controlled by dragging the plot's handle which is at the end of the waveform, next to the Snap Button.

 

h. If multiple plots have been enabled for a signal, plot selection is accomplished by a mouse click on the plot's handle or press the Space Bar to toggle selection among all enabled plots.

 

i. The button in the Snap Column will change color to reflect the color of the currently selected Plot if a signal is using Plot Mode.

 

j. If a signal is in Plotting mode, all snaps will scroll to the next data point of the selected plot.

 

k. The value displayed in the Active Marker Column will reflect the value of the selected Plot if the signal is in Plotting Mode.

 

l. The name of the selected plot is displayed in the Active Marker Column above the plot's displayed value.

 

m. New Quick Measurements that snap to a signal's edge or a time tick using the middle mouse button. Using the CTRL key will override the snap feature so that Quick Measurements can be displayed from any 2 points. The measurement can span multiple signals with the start and end point snapping to an edge of the signal under the mouse. These signals will display an arrow at the end points. Additional measurements will display in a floating window when using the Quick Measurement feature with measurements dependent on the signal type.

 

n. New Static Marker Measurements that display the Time Delta from the marker's last position or from its complement marker.

 

o. 'Scroll-n-View' feature that automatically scrolls a Marker's associated waveform into view when it becomes active.

 

p. Additional Menus added for marker Features that can be accessed by Right-Clicking on a Marker flag or a Quick Select flag:

   •  Marker Split - Create/Delete a Marker complement for Quick Measurements.

   •  Delta Lock - Toggle locking and unlocking the distance between a marker

      and its compliment.

   •  Bring To Center - Toggle on/off the 'Bring to @ on Snap' feature of a marker.

   •  Scroll-n-View - Toggle on/off the 'Scroll-n-View' feature.

   •  Display Static Measurements - Toggle on/off Static Marker Measurements.

 

q. New Menu button located next to each signal's name to access signal specific options.

 

r. Fly-out hints added to several areas of the waveform view.

 

s. Instant Help buttons for Mouse and Keyboard features that display a full list of function details when clicked. 

   

 

Tabular Views

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a. New Button to Increase/Decrease field widths in List Windows using the Left or Right mouse button.

 

b. Menu option in List windows to toggle Automatic Field Width on/off.

 

c. New Button for Time unit selection directly from the Tool Bar.

 

d. Font selection and size can be customized or reset to DigiView defaults.

   

 

Search Manager

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a. Added a "clone" button to copy an existing search and open it for editing.

 

b. Added a detailed information hint that will show when pausing the mouse over a defined search. This can be used to quickly see information on a disabled search or a reminder of the signal assignment. These hints include:

   •  Search Type

   •  Assigned Marker

   •  Search from Center setting

   •  Assigned Signal or Signals

   •  Current Status (Ready, Disabled, Invalid, etc)

 

c. A Search Manager button has been added to the main application's tool bar. This button will open the manager just below the button if the manager was not previously docked or left floating, otherwise it will bring it into focus (only one Search Manager).

     

 

For All Dockable Windows

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a. When not docked inside the main window, all windows have alignment management to assist positioning of windows. The frame of the window being moved will become transparent for better visibility and highlight 2 of its edges (top or bottom and left or right) that align with the closest neighboring window. When within a few pixels of alignment to a neighboring window, it will assist placement by gently resisting an overlap which effectively helps you to 'snap' it into position. This method is more user friendly than the strong "magnetic" placement used by other applications and is especially useful when near multiple windows. Override alignment management by using the CTRL key while positioning the window.

 

b. Tool bar position can be set to Auto or manually set to the top or left position using the Window's local menu. These settings remain static for the project.

 

c. Tool bar visibility is controlled by a Double-Click on an empty area of the toolbar or clicking the toolbar open/close button.

 

d. Each window has its own local menu that can be activated by the menu button, the Keyboard Menu key or a Right-Click in the window contents. If Mouse Position or context menu items are available they can be seen by using the Right-Click method of activating the menu.

 

e. New local menu options for all Dockable Windows (Local Menu-> Window):

    •  Placement of Controls (Auto, Left, Top)

    •  Hide Controls

    •  Link Group Selection (if applicable)

    •  Select a Fixed Width Font and size

    •  Select from any Font and Size

    •  Reset Font to DigiView defaults

    •  Toggle showing of Hints

    •  Undock Window (if applicable)

    •  Delete Window (if applicable)

 

g. If the window can belong to a Link Group it will have a Link Group Indicator displaying the group number. This indicator will highlight when any window of the same group has focus. The Indicator also has a local menu to select or disable group membership (selected by a Left-Click on the Indicator). Note: The Primary and Secondary Waveform View have a fixed group assignment and do not have a group selection menu.

 

 

Print and Image Export

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a. Added option to add Header information to Print and Image.

 

b. Added Print Detail header information with option to exclude.

 

c. Added Capture Detail header information with option to exclude.

 

d. Added Project Detail header information with option to exclude.

 

e. Added option to customize project detail box in header.

 

f.  Added option to edit Comment Subject instead of displaying "Comments".

 

g. Added manual selection of space to reserve for comments in output.

 

h. Added Auto size calculation of comments by line count with word wrap option.

 

i. Added resizing of preview by width/height, width or none.

 

 

Environment Options

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a. Added an option to clear the data display when starting a new capture. Note: This feature does not delete the data from the capture history, just the display.

 

b. Added an option to hide the Title Bar of Docked Windows.

 

c. Added an option to hide the Waveform View's static Marker Measurements when the measured points are out of view.

 

d. Changed the minimum Row Height to 34 pixels to accommodate the new measurement gutter above each waveform.

 

 

Data Transfer Option:

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a. Select from Buffer Full (normal transfer time) or a timeout period.

 

b. Timeout period can be specified in seconds, minutes or hours using whole numbers with a maximum of 999 Hours.

 

 

Capture History Delete functions:

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a. Added Additional History Deletion Options:

   1. Delete the entire history.

   2. Delete Bookmarked captures only.

   3. Delete the displayed capture.

   4. Keep Bookmarked captures and Delete the rest.

   5. Keep Displayed capture and Delete the rest.

 

b. The new delete functions are accessible from the Acquisition Options tab and the Capture History Menu.

 

c. Added a "Delete this Capture" button on the Capture History bar for quick, easy deletion of the capture being viewed.

 

 

Color Themes

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a. New color themes have been added and new theme names are used.

 

b. Theme selection now affects colors in the entire application, including menus and dialogs.

 

c. New theme option to display backgrounds in a 3D Satin gradient or a Flat single color.

 

d. New items for customization have been added including Marker Color and Marker Text Color.

 

e. Additional Marker sets have been added including one for each color theme.

 

f. The marker and marker text brightness level can be modified for each marker set and each set selection of each theme. These values are saved even when changing sets or themes.

 

g. Resetting the Custom Theme to a predefined theme will also copy the marker set color brightness levels of that theme.

 

 

2. Version 8 Improvements:

 

Exporting

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a. Adjusted pre-export calculation estimates.

 

b. Adjusted export 'Low Disk Space' calculation and warning to allow for partial exports.

 

c. All Export dialogs visually improved for easier use.

 

d. Time range selections disable invalid items such as an unused marker.

 

e. Time range selections now include the complement of a split marker.

 

 

Active Marker

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a. The marker that is 'Active' and its signal reference are remembered when saving a project and restored when the project is re-opened.

 

 

StartUp Selections

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a. Renamed to "DigiView Project Selections".

 

b. The Project History list now displays the short project name as well as the full project path when moving the mouse over the list.

 

c. The Project History list accommodates a larger number of Recent Projects.

 

d. When canceling a selected action or in the advent of a missing file selection, the Project Selections are immediately re-displayed.

 

e. The Project Selections Window now has an exit button for exiting the application directly without having to load a project first.

 

f. The Project Selections window can be activated from a button on the main application tool bar to open a recent project, open other existing projects, open an example project or to create a new project.

 

 

Analyzer Options

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a. Options are now grouped by Function.

 

b. Pre-Selected Voltage Threshold Adjustments are arranged by voltage level instead of Logic name.

 

c. Channel activity and Channel identifiers are divided by each Threshold Group.

 

d. Voltage Selection list visually indicates the relative position of a non-standard voltage when set by the slide bar.

 

 

Hardware Trigger Formula View

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a.  Added Line Numbers and line dividers.

b.  Added an identifier with fly-out hint for each level of the formula.

c.  Changed coloring of selected portions of the formula.

 

 

Drag & Snap Markers

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a. While dragging a marker over a waveform, a visual indicator highlights the edge or position the Marker will snap to when released. The new on screen marker measurement will calculate the measurement to this 'proposed' snap position even if the snap position is off-screen.

 

 

Activity Indicators & Channel Selection

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a. Now also displays whether data is available for each channel in the current capture. (only applies to new captures)

 

 

Vertical Scrolling on Windows, Lists and Waveform Views

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a. Prevented the contents of Tabular Views and Waveform Views from scrolling its contents beyond view and appearing as though it had no contents.

 

 

Signal Editors

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a. Visually enhanced for clarity.

 

 

Color Theme Selection

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a. Colors of the Marker set choices have been modified for easier viewing with any selected color theme and additional Marker sets have been added including one for each color theme.

 

b. The Marker set selection is retained when changing the color theme instead of automatically selecting a set based on the color theme selection.

 

c. The marker and marker text brightness level can be modified for each marker set and each set selection of each theme. These values are saved for each theme even when changing marker sets or selecting other themes.

 

d. Resetting the Custom Theme to a predefined theme will also copy all the marker set's brightness levels used by that theme to the custom theme.

 

e. New Color Selection dialog makes custom color selection easier. A broad, but reduced set of mixed colors, a full set of grayscale selections and the current theme colors can be chosen and previewed without closing the dialog. The original color can be restored before closing the dialog or use the cancel button to discard any changes. If, when opening the Color Selection dialog a reasonable match can not be found for the current color (from an older version), two closely related colors will be proposed from the available selections.

 

 

New Tool Bar Buttons on the main form

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a. Add Signal:  Opens a window with a list of available signal types. Selecting a signal type will close the selection list, create a new signal and open its Edit Window.

 

b. Delete Signal:  Opens a list of Signals in the Project. Selecting a signal will close the list and removed the signal from the project and any window, search configuration or trigger configuration that uses it.

 

c. Open a Window: Opens a list of Feature Windows to add to the project. Selecting a Window type from the list will create a new one that can be docked or left floating.

 

d. The "Link Waveforms" button has been moved from the Secondary Waveform to the main tool bar.

 

e. MENU: The application's Main Menu is accessed from this button.

 

 

Misc

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a. All menus in the application now have a title bar identifying the menu.

  

b. All menus can be closed by clicking on its title bar or the 'X' button in the title bar.

 

c. Vertical Text has been added to vertical title bars of Docked windows.

 

d. Enhanced docking to provide a clearly visible dock indicator. Dock positioning is performed faster and can be seen by a bright rectangle in the proposed position. A ghost image of the window is seen when not over a dock area or when using the Control key to override the docking feature.

 

 

3. Version 8 Changes:

 

Version Compatibility

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a. Version 8 is compatible with ALL projects created by prior versions.

 

b. Prior versions will not open projects saved or created by Version 8.

 

c. Prior versions and Version 8 can operate simultaneously on the same computer without interference with default settings or the recent Project history lists as long as each version is installed in a different directory.

 

 

Choosing Projects

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a. The selections for opening and creating projects has changed to always use the revised "Startup Selections" window, renamed to "DigiView Project Selections".

 

b. The "Open Project" button now opens the Project Selections Window.

 

c. The "New Project", "Open", "Open Recent Project" and "Open Example Project" menu items have been replaced with a single "Open Project Selections" menu item.

 

 

Active Marker Measurement Windows

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a. The Active Marker Measurement window has been replaced with the new "Marker Time/Delta" window which allows user selection of the marker pairs to display.

 

b. Measurements other than the Time/Delta of Marker positions (such as Transition Counts) can be seen in the new Dynamic Measurement Window or in the Quick Measurements Window.

 

 

Waveform Windows

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a. Removed the partial scrollbar from the upper right corner of the window and replaced it with the new integrated "Birdseye" scrollbar.

 

b. Removed the "Jump to Marker Pair" buttons. This function can be performed from the new Marker Time/Delta window on the user's choice of marker pairs which are not limited to adjacent markers.

 

c. The Marker Column can be resized directly instead of having to resize the column next to it (Signal Snap column).

 

 

Birdseye Windows

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a. These windows have been removed and integrated into each Waveform View.

 

b. The integrated Birdseye serves the same functions but ignores all Waveform Windows except the one it is integrated with.

 

c. The integrated Birdseye adds the ability to be used as a scrollbar.

 

 

Export Windows

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a. The Time Range selections have changed to include each marker's complement, the focused waveform's centertime and the active marker of the focused waveform view. This change will affect the saved selection value when opening an older project.

 

b. Invalid Time Range selections are now disabled and can not be selected (i.e. a disabled marker or a disabled marker complement is an invalid selection).

 

 

Main Form Changes

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a. Removed the Search pull-down selector, Search button and Edit Search button, replacing it with a Search Manager button. All of these functions can be performed from the Search Manager as well as adding new searches.

 

b. After opening the Search Manager, it can be docked, left floating or closed. However, only one search Manager can be created. If left floating or Docked, the new Search Manager button will focus or bring the existing one into view (if hidden), but will not create another manager.

 

c. The Main Menu can be accessed from the MENU button on the main tool bar.

 

d. Behavior of the button on the title bar of docked windows has changed. The behavior on a docked Tab Set of windows remains the same but the icon has changed to an up arrow, meaning the set will undock if clicked. All other docked windows will have an 'X' icon on the button, meaning the window will be deleted if clicked. All docked windows can still be undocked by dragging on the title bar, a Double-Click on the title bar or by using the new menu item "Undock" (Local Menu-> Window-> Undock).