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1. US20110270560 - Digital oscilloscope and method for controlling the same

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1. A method for controlling a digital oscilloscope comprising a trace intensity calculator for generating intensity information of a waveform trace, a trace intensity synthesizer for generating accumulated intensity information according to the intensity information of the waveform trace generated by said trace intensity calculator, and a displaying means for displaying a waveform according to said accumulated intensity information; and said method including the steps of:
a determining step for determining, by a controller, whether a time interval between trigger signals is larger than a predetermined threshold, turning to a static fluorescence processing step when said time interval between the trigger signals is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold, and otherwise turning to a dynamic fluorescence processing step;
the static fluorescence processing step for accumulating the intensity information of a plurality of waveform traces generated by said trace intensity calculator to generate the accumulated intensity information corresponding to a static fluorescence effect; and
the dynamic fluorescence processing step for attenuating old accumulated intensity information and accumulating the intensity information of the waveform trace newly generated by said trace intensity calculator on the basis of the attenuated accumulated intensity information to generate new accumulated intensity information corresponding to a dynamic fluorescence effect.
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein said static fluorescence processing step further includes: while the accumulated intensity information being outputted to said displaying means, accumulating the intensity information of the plurality of waveform traces outputted from said trace intensity calculator to generate new accumulated intensity information.
3. The method according to claim 2, wherein said dynamic fluorescence processing step further includes: attenuating the old accumulated intensity information and then accumulating the attenuated accumulated intensity information and the intensity information of a waveform trace newly generated by said trace intensity calculator to generate and output new accumulated intensity information to said displaying means; while the new accumulated intensity information being outputted to said displaying means, further attenuating the new accumulated intensity information and accumulating the attenuated information and the intensity information of the waveform trace newly generated by said trace intensity calculator to form new accumulated intensity information.
4. The method according to claim 3, wherein said dynamic fluorescence processing step further includes setting the degree of said attenuation according to the length of the time interval between the trigger signals.
5. The method according to claim 4, wherein said dynamic fluorescence processing step further includes making said trace intensity calculator set the outputted intensity information of all trace points on the waveform trace to the maximum value of the intensity information.
6. The method according to claim 1, wherein said predetermined threshold is set as less than the screen refresh time interval of said displaying means and larger than 70% of the screen refresh time interval.
7. A digital oscilloscope, comprising:
a trace intensity calculator for generating intensity information of a waveform trace;
a trace intensity synthesizer for generating accumulated intensity information according to the intensity information of a plurality of waveform traces generated by said trace intensity calculator;
a displaying means for displaying a waveform according to said accumulated intensity information; and
a controller for determining whether a time interval between trigger signals is larger than a predetermined threshold,
making said trace intensity synthesizer accumulate the intensity information of a plurality of waveform traces generated by said trace intensity calculator to generate the accumulated intensity information corresponding to a static fluorescence effect when said time interval between the trigger signals is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold, and
making said trace intensity synthesizer attenuate old accumulated intensity information and accumulate the intensity information of the waveform trace newly generated by said trace intensity calculator on the basis of the attenuated accumulated intensity information to generate new accumulated intensity information corresponding to a dynamic fluorescence effect when said time interval between the trigger signals is larger than the predetermined threshold.
8. The digital oscilloscope according to claim 7, wherein said trace intensity synthesizer further includes: an accumulating apparatus, a first memory, and a second memory, wherein
when said time interval between the trigger signals is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold, said controller controls to perform a first operation and a second operation alternatively;
said first operation includes: the accumulated intensity information held by said second memory is outputted to said displaying means, meanwhile the accumulating apparatus receives and accumulates the intensity information of a plurality of waveform traces outputted from said trace intensity calculator to generate new accumulated intensity information, and said first memory holds the new accumulated intensity information; and
said second operation includes: the accumulated intensity information held by said first memory is outputted to said displaying means, meanwhile the accumulating apparatus receives and accumulates the intensity information of a plurality of waveform traces outputted from said trace intensity calculator to generate new accumulated intensity information, and said second memory holds the new accumulated intensity information.
9. The digital oscilloscope according to claim 8, wherein said trace intensity synthesizer further includes an attenuator, and said controller controls to perform a third operation and a fourth operation successively when said time interval between the trigger signals is larger than the predetermined threshold,
said third operation includes: said attenuator attenuates the old accumulated intensity information held by said first memory once, and said accumulating apparatus accumulates the attenuated accumulated intensity information and the intensity information of a waveform trace newly outputted from said trace intensity calculator to generate new accumulated intensity information, and both said first memory and said second memory hold the new accumulated intensity information; and
said fourth operation includes: the accumulated intensity information held by said second memory is outputted to said displaying means, meanwhile said attenuator attenuates the accumulated intensity information held by said first memory, and said accumulating apparatus accumulates the attenuated accumulated intensity information and the intensity information of a waveform trace newly outputted from said trace intensity calculator, and said first memory holds the accumulated result.
10. The digital oscilloscope according to claim 9, wherein said controller further sets the degree of said attenuation according to the length of the time interval between the trigger signals.
11. The digital oscilloscope according to claim 10, wherein said controller further makes said trace intensity calculator set the outputted intensity information of all trace points on the waveform trace to the maximum value of the intensity information when the time interval between the trigger signals is larger than the predetermined threshold.
12. The digital oscilloscope according to claim 7, wherein said predetermined threshold is set as less than the screen refresh time interval of said displaying means and larger than 70% of the screen refresh time interval.