Overview of Trigger Function
The PLZ-5W allows you to control the start timing of measurement and sequences using triggers. In the trigger wait state, a measurement or a sequence can be started when an event selected beforehand (trigger source) matches an event either inside or outside the PLZ-5W (trigger).
There are two trigger systems.
|TRANsient||A sequence or step starts using trigger detection as the starting point.|
|ACQuire||Measurement starts using trigger detection as the starting point.|
The following trigger sources are supported.
|IMMediate||Execution starts at the internal timing of the PLZ-5W without waiting for trigger application.
The delay until the start of execution is reduced to a minimum.
|BUS||Execution starts at the software trigger (*TRG) application timing. Software triggers are applied to both the TRANsient and ACQuire trigger systems.|
|DIGITAL2||Execution starts at the timing at which a signal is input to pin 13 of the EXT CONT connector. (when SYST:CONF:DIGITAL2:DIR is set to INPut)|
|If PROG:STEP<n>:TRIG:GEN is set to TALink, measured values are recorded during the step execution of the sequence.|
|MSYNc||Measurement or sequence starts when a signal is received from external equipment synchronized to the PLZ-5W or when a TRIG:ACQ:MSYN or TRIG:TRAN:MSYN synchronization command packet is received from a PC or the like.|
|The next step is executed when a signal is input to pin 9 of the EXT CONT connector.|
Trigger processing procedure
The general trigger processing procedure is illustrated in the following figures. You can set the sequence trigger source with TRIG:TRAN:SOUR. You can set the measurement trigger source with TRIG:ACQ:SOUR.