Pipeline ADC Utility Software Settings

You can customize the Pipeline ADC Utility software settings as needed. To customize settings, start the application by clicking “Pipeline ADC Utility” from the Microchip folder in the Start menu or double-click the desktop shortcut to launch the software.

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Software Layout & Interface

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Menu Item bar: The menu item categories and subsequent menu items provide convenient options for saving/loading data to/from the application. Additionally, register access and software version information can be found here.

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Tab control for various device configuration options: Various device settings are broken up into different categories. Use the tab control to switch between these different categories and make the desired configuration customizations.

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Run single acquisition: Once clicked, the software will collect one data set from the device.

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Run continuous acquisition: Once clicked, the software will continuously sample the device for data.

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Stop acquisition: Press this button to stop the current data acquisition (enabled only when continuous acquisition is taking place).

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Configure device: This button sends the configuration settings to the device. This operation can take up to 30 seconds to complete, depending upon the configuration options selected.

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Current consumption (analog): Current consumption of the analog 1.8V (I/O) and analog 1.2V (core) power domains.

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Current consumption (digital): Current consumption of the digital 1.8V (I/O) and digital 1.2V (core) power domains.

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Chart/plotting area: A chart is generated after collecting a data sample from the device. Different charts will be plotted according to the GUI settings, including FFT, INL/DNL, and Time Domain. Current consumption (digital) Current consumption of the digital 1.8 V (I/O) and digital 1.2 V (core) power domains.

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Analysis settings: Analysis configuration can be changed here. These options modify the way the data is analyzed and displayed.

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Results: The results of all calculations based off the collected data samples is displayed here.

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Board Information: Information on the currently attached board is displayed here.

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Date and time: A date and time for reference (particularly useful when saving data and referring back to it at a later date)

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Status: This text field displays important status information. Any encountered errors will be listed here along with any other useful information.

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