In the TLA Application how do I load and use a symbol file into my Listing Window or Histogram?

Question:

In the TLA Application how do I load and use a symbol file into my Listing Window or Histogram?

Answer:

The logic analyzer uses two kinds of symbol files: Pattern symbol files and Range symbol files. The Range symbol files can contain function symbols, variable symbols, source code symbols, and color symbols. For a more thorough explanation of Symbol files please see the TLA Online Help topic: Symbol files.

To get started using Symbol files, there are a few examples in the "C:\Program Files\TLA 700\Samples\TLA700 Samples\Symbol Files" folder on your TLA. Open the first two files called AsciiSym.tsf and PatSym.tsf in WordPad to see an example of a typical Pattern symbol file. Create groups for an 8 channel bus and a 4 channel bus in your TLA Application Channel Setup. Add the 8 channel and 4 channel bus to your Listing Window and take an acquisition. Select the column corresponding to the 8 channel bus. Right click and go to Properties. Select the Column Tab and at the bottom is a section for choosing the Radix. Select Symbolic and choose the asciisym.tsf symbol file and click Apply. The 8 bit pattern will change to the ASCII representation. Now do the same steps for the 4 channel bus but select the patsym.tsf symbol file. The four bit pattern will change to its Symbol names and assigned colors.

For an example of a Range Symbol file open the example called tla7qs.tsf in the same folder as the other two example symbol files. A Histogram requires this type of Symbol file. For more information on Range Symbol files see the Online Help topic "Function range symbols." To load a Range Symbol file into your Histogram choose Properties from the Histogram Window and select the Ranges tab. Where is says "Define Ranges Using" choose Symbolic.

This FAQ Applies to:

Product Series: TLA7000, TLA7000, TLA7000

Product: TLA704, TLA711, TLA714, TLA721, TLA601, TLA602, TLA603, TLA604, TLA611, TLA612, TLA613, TLA614, TLA621, TLA622, TLA623, TLA624, TLA7Q4, TLA7AB4, TLA7N1, TLA7N2, TLA7N3, TLA7N4, TLA7P2, TLA7P4, TLA7Q2, TLA7AA1, TLA7AA2, TLA7AA3, TLA7AA4, TLA7AB2, TLA7L1, TLA7L2, TLA7L3, TLA7L4, TLA7M1, TLA7M2, TLA7M3, TLA7M4, TLA5201, TLA5202, TLA5203, TLA5204, TLA7NA1, TLA7NA2, TLA7NA3, TLA7NA4, TLA7012, TLA7016

FAQ ID : 55846

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