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Export Data to Tektronix Pattern Generators and Data Generators

WaveFormer Pro can export waveform data into a format that can be read by the Tektronix pattern generator TLA7PG2, the Tektronix DTG5000 series Timing Generators, and the Tektronix DGLink software. DGLink takes the WaveFormer file and converts it into a binary file that can drive the DG2020A, DG2030, and DG2040 data generators.

WaveFormer Instructions

  1. Either load or create a timing diagram into WaveFormer.

  2. Make sure the timing diagram contains one clock signal, which will be used as the sampling clock. At each rising edge of the clock, the states of each signal will be written out to the pattern generator file. The first clock in the timing diagram will be assumed to be the sampling clock, all other clocks will be ignored.

  3. Choose the Export > Export Timing Diagram As menu option to open the file dialog.

  4. Choose Tektronix Test Vector Spreadsheet Clocked from the file type drop-down list box.

  5. Enter a file name and click the OK button to close the dialog.

Tektronix Pattern Generator Instructions

  1. In the Systems window, push the Prog button on the Pattern Generator to open Program dialog.

  2. Click the Block tab, and select the block number to edit.

  3. Push the Edit Pattern button to open the Block Listing window.

  4. Choose the File > Import Data to open the file dialog.

  5. Choose TLA Text File from the file type drop-down list box.

  6. Browse and find the file that you saved from WaveFormer Pro a enter a file name and click the OK button to close the dialog.

Tektronix DTG 5000 Timing Generator Instructions

  1. Click the Block toolbar icon, and select the block to edit.

  2. Push the Data Listing toolbar icon to open the Data Listing window.

  3. Choose the File > Import Data to open the file dialog.

  4. Choose TLA Text File from the file type drop-down list box.

  5. Browse and find the file that you saved from WaveFormer Pro and click the OK button to close the dialog.

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