the 10 analog channels. You can also set Min and Max
alarm conditions that will alert you with audio warnings
(that you can also select) when conditions are above or
below limits. Finally, you can click the Set Meter to Y
Scale button to automatically set the meter’s full scale to
the Y axis amplitude.
Channel Monitoring Interface
The Channel Monitoring Interface (Figure 13)
monitors up to 10 analog channels. You can do
the following for each channel:
• Turn the plotted channel data On or Off in
the plot area.
• Set the color of the plotted line for that
• View the value of the data in numerical
• Configure the value as Min, Max, Average,
or Current (real time).
So, if you want to monitor all your analog
data at once, this is the Interface to use.
Four Gauges Interface
The Four Gauges Interface (Figure 14) is like
the Alarming Meters Interface with two extra
“vertical” meters. Here, you can monitor four
analog channels at once and view the Min, Max,
and Average values of each channel directly. Like
the Alarming Meters Interface, you can set Min
and Max alarm conditions with audio warnings,
and also set the meters to the Y scale amplitude
at the click of a button.
Because you can average your analog data
setting, this Interface provides the Clear On
Reset button that lets you reset the average
analog value for each plot across the screen. Or,
when not clicked, it lets you average your analog
data over long time periods.
This is a great feature when you want to
know what your analog data are doing for
extended periods of time.
Ten Bars Interface
The Ten Bars Interface plots up to 10 analog
channels in bar graph form (Figure 15). The
amplitude of each channel is displayed at the
top, and you can change the color of any bar
using the menu buttons below. This is just
another way that MakerPlot gives you to display
analog data in another form.
Digital Monitoring Interface
With the Digital Monitoring Interface (Figure 16), you
can plot up to eight channels of digital data and have
individual LEDs flash in relation to the digital signals. You
can also label each channel with text to uniquely identify
it. There are two 10-segment LED indicators to monitor
two channels of analog data, should you want to mix
analog with digital.
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Figure 13. Channel Monitoring Interface.
Figure 14. Four Gauges Interface.
Figure 15. Ten Bars Interface.