SBench 6 - Trigger Setup | Spectrum


General Information

Short information about SBench 6. Overview about the covered application areas

Hardware Support

Cards and Features


Supported operating systems and hardware requirements


Available Versions: Base, Professional and Demo Versions


Frequently asked questions for license, installation and features


Project Organization

All settings, data files, calculations and report templates are organized in project folders


Ranges, Termination, Filters, AC/DC, Custom Units, Sensors


Singleshot, Segmented, Streaming Mode, Sample or Time based


Trigger Sources, OR/AND conjunction, Analog and Digital Trigger


Clock Modes and Sample Scaling


Timestamps and connection with GPS or IRIG-B receivers

Streaming Mode

High Speed Streaming with different file formats and split function


Analog Display

Powerful scope like view of analog signals with multiple axis and versatile functions

Segmented View

Views segmented data with timestamps, ABA data and special jump functions

Digital Data Display

Logic analyzer view for single signals and bus signals with search functions

Streaming Display

Data online view and fast hard disk streaming

X/Y Display

Lissajous style plots, one x-axis and multiple y-axis for analog signals

FFT Display

Frequency domain view with harmonics cursors and analysis functions SNR, THD, ...

Spread Display

Stacked display of multiple signals with easy scaling

History Mode

Signal history, Eye diagram



Two independant cursors for easy measurings with signal locking


Data analysis or simple measurements


Powerful FIR filters with automatic and manual coefficients

Function Generator

Formula interpreter with several operators and source signals



Different export formats supported: ASCII, Binary, MATLAB, WAVE, VCD


Comments directly inside the displays locked to display or signal


Comfortable report editor with support of all display, setup and calculation components from SBench 6


Printouts or screenshots for further documentation, different information can be added

Trigger Setup

SBench 6 Trigger Table SetupAll different trigger sources of the hardware are displayed inside a table that allows fast change of settings and easy combination of different trigger sources be it from one card or from multiple cards. The trigger source table shows analog and digital trigger sources and all individual settings of the selected sources. This trigger source table can stay at hand for fast changes as it is a floating dialog window. Besides this fast trigger setup method that is optimized to save display space, a double click on one of the sources opens a comfortable trigger setup.

One of the hardware advantages of Spectrum products is the big variety of trigger modes combined with the AND and OR conjunction of different sources even from different cards. All these features are fully accessible using the SBench 6 trigger setup.

Trigger Detail Setup

SBench 6 Trigger Detail SetupThe detail trigger mode setup groups all different modes and shows a graphical example of the setup helping you to understand the selected trigger mode. All settings of that one source can be done inhere with a few mouse clicks and drag and drop of sliders. This detail trigger setup window is easy to use and allows to discover the different available modes seeing a live display how the selections would affect the trigger detection on an example signal.

To have a direct response to your changes in the live signal it is also possible to activate the "Update Directly" function which will directly write your changes to the hardware. If running the card in a loop you can determine the feasibility of the trigger selection immediately with your signals.

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