Re: 7A15A issue or limitation??
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"Vertical mode" triggering is only valid when there is
a single vertical signal displayed on the screen, or you
are in ALT (alternate) mode.
It gets more complicated if I try to tell you why:
The only modes where the traces on the screen are exactly
what they appear is when there is only a single channel
displayed on the screen.
Whenever there is more than one channel on the screen,
there is some form of eye trickery going on. This is
because there is only a single beam in the CRT to draw on
the screen. A couple of scope models have multiple beams,
but they are the exception, rather than the rule...
In ALT (alternate) mode, it may appear to the eye that
there are two signals on the screen at the same time, but
in reality, the two signals are being shown singly,
alternating: A, B, A, B... If the sweep time is fast enough,
the eye merges the alternating images so they appear to the
brain to be simultaneous.
At the slower sweeps, the eye can easily see the traces
In CHOP (chopped) mode, it may appear to the eye that there
are two signals on the screen at the same time, but in
reality, the two signals are chopped up into alternating
tidbits.... a tidbit of A, a tidbit of B, a tidbit of A, a
tidbit of B...all the while the sweep marches on, making a
sort of square wave with the tops being the tidbits of one
channel, and the bottoms being the tidbits of the other
Because the chopping of the A and B signals is faster than
the sweep speed, and with no time relationship to the sweep
speed, or the signals, the eye sees the chopped up signal to
have merged into what looks like simultaneous display.
But the trigger isn't a human eye, so it isn't fooled by this
When the trigger mode is in "Vertical", the trigger is given
the exact signal the plugin is trying to display on the
screen: Single channel mode, gives the single channel.
Alternate mode, gives an alternation of Channel A and Channel B.
Chop mode gives a composite signal of a little bit of A, B,
and their vertical positions... A real dog's breakfast.
"Vertical mode" triggering is only valid when there is a
single vertical signal displayed on the screen, or you
in ALT (alternate) mode.