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Design Notes

Autosearch Marker Functionality

This project shows the Autosearch, Offset, and Note functionality of markers. To see the marker functionality select Simulate > Analyze. When the simulation is finished you can open the Tuner dialog and tune to see the individual markers function.

Overview

The Autosearch markers automatically search for a user-specified feature on the trace of interest and stay tethered to that feature as the curves update during changes, such as tuning and optimization. An offset marker can be used with any marker type, and will maintain a specified offset from its reference marker. Marker notes is a rich text box that can be referenced to any marker, and will maintain its relative position to the marker during trace updates caused by tuning or optimization.

Peak and Valley Markers Graph

This graph shows the functionality of the Peak and Valley Autosearch marker types. When you right mouse click on a graph and select add Autosearch Markers, the selections for Peak and Valley markers will be available. These markers will lock onto and follow a specific peak or valley in the associated trace. The Aperture size can be specified as a percentage of width and height to help filter out false peaks and valleys. The Width parameter is specified as a percentage of the number of x points for the trace, and the Height is specified as a percentage of the distance between the trace's maximum and minimum y values.

Value Marker Graph

This graph shows the functionality of the Value Autosearch marker type. When you right mouse click on a graph and select add Autosearch Markers, the selection Value markers will be available. The Value specified is a y value, of which during tuning/optimizing the marker will stay fixed on.

X Index Marker Graph

This graph shows the functionality of the X Index Autosearch marker type. When you right mouse click on a graph and select add Autosearch Markers, the selection for X Index markers will be available. This marker will stay fixed on the specified X Index value during tuning/optimization.

Max and Min Markers Graph

This graph shows the functionality of the Max and Min Autosearch marker type. When you right mouse click on a graph and select add Autosearch Markers, the selections for Max and Min markers will be available. Each of these markers will locate their respective points, the overall maximum/minimum for all y-values, and continue to lock to this value during tuning/optimization.

Offset Markers Graph

This graph shows the functionality of the Offset Autosearch marker type. When you right mouse click on a graph and select add Offset Markers, the add Offset Marker dialog will appear. The offset can be specified as either an x value or y value offset from an existing marker, Autosearch or otherwise. The offset from the reference marker will be maintained as the curve changes during tuning/optimization.

 

Vertical and Horizontal Marker Graph

This graph shows the functionality of the Horizontal and Vertical line markers. When you right mouse click on a graph and select add Vertical/Horizontal Markers, the cursor will appear as a cross hair. You can then click to place the location of the vertical or horizontal line marker. These line markers will maintain their position during tuning and optimization.

Graph - Vertical and Horizontal Markers

Graph - Offset Markers

Graph - Max and Min Markers

Graph - X Index Marker

Graph - Value Marker

Graph - Peak and Valley Markers