0D channel overview

The 0D experimental channel is used to access any kind of device which returns a scalar value and which are not counter/timer. Very often (but not always), this is a commercial measurement equipment connected to a GPIB bus.

In order to have as precise as possible measurement, a dedicated acquisition operation is implemented for 0D channels. This operation will simply read the data from the hardware as fast as it can (only “sleeping” 10 mS between each reading) and a computation is done on the resulting data set to return only one value. Three types of computation are foreseen. The user selects which one he needs with an attribute.

The time during which this acquisition loop will get data is controlled by the counters/timers present in the measurement group - when all of them finish acquiring the 0D acquisition operation will also stop.

See also

0D channel API reference

the 0D experiment channel API


the 0D experiment channel tango device API