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E-Con EA-200
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  • Page 1 For ClassPad 300/ClassPad 300 PLUS E-Con EA-200 Application User’s Guide http://world.casio.com/edu/ http://classpad.net/ RJA510188-4...
  • Page 2 Using the E-Con EA-200 Application The E-Con EA-200 application makes it possible for you to control a CASIO EA-200 Data Analyzer from a connected ClassPad. It allows you to perform the following operations from the ClassPad unit. • Configuring EA-200 sampling parameters •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents 1 E-Con EA-200 Application Overview .............. 1-1 Starting Up the E-Con EA-200 Application ..............1-1 E-Con EA-200 Application Windows ................1-1 E-Con EA-200 Application Menus and Buttons .............. 1-3 E-Con EA-200 Application Status Bar ................1-7 2 Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters ........2-1 Configuring Parameters for Sampling with a Single Sensor ..........
  • Page 4: Con Ea-200 Application Overview

    E-Con EA-200 Application Overview 1 E-Con EA-200 Application Overview This chapter describes the configuration of the E-Con EA-200 application screen, and provides basic information about its menus and commands. Starting Up the E-Con EA-200 Application u ClassPad Operation (1) On the ClassPad application menu, tap the down arrow in the upper right corner and then select [Additional] or [All] from the dropdown list.
  • Page 5 E-Con EA-200 Application Overview k Sensor Setup Window This window is for selecting a sensor for each of the EA-200 channels to be used for sampling, and for configuring sampling parameters. The Sensor Setup window has two tabs. Use this tab: When you want to do this: Single Configure sampling parameters for a single probe...
  • Page 6: E-Con Ea-200 Application Menus And Buttons

    E-Con EA-200 Application Overview E-Con EA-200 Application Menus and Buttons This section provides an overview of E-Con EA-200 application menu commands and toolbar buttons. k Menu Commands and Toolbar Buttons Common to All Windows Menu/Command Button Functions Settings — See “Using the Menu”...
  • Page 7 E-Con EA-200 Application Overview k Sensor Setup Window Menus Menu/Command Functions Setup Displays the [Sample] tab of the Setup dialog box. The Setup dialog box has a [Sample] tab for advanced sampling parameters, a [Trigger] tab for advanced trigger parameters, and a [Graph] tab for graph settings.
  • Page 8 E-Con EA-200 Application Overview k E-Con Graph Window Menus and Buttons Menu/Command Button Functions Zoom All Zoom Zooms all currently displayed graphs. Resizes the -axis so the entire graph fits in the Auto — screen. The -axis is adjusted automatically in accordance with the number of samples.
  • Page 9 E-Con EA-200 Application Overview k E-Con Graph Window Menus and Buttons (Continued) Functions Menu/Command Starts a process for moving one of the multiple graphs on the 1Move display. Starts a process for zooming one of the multiple graphs on 1Zoom the display.
  • Page 10: E-Con Ea-200 Application Status Bar

    E-Con EA-200 Application Overview E-Con EA-200 Application Status Bar The following shows how the status bar appears for each of the E-Con EA-200 application windows. k Sensor Setup Window Status Bar This item shows the currently selected sampling mode (Normal, Real-Time, Fast, Extended, or Period).
  • Page 11: Basic Steps For Configuring Sampling Parameters

    Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters 2 Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters This chapter explains the basic operations you need to perform when configuring EA-200 sampling parameters from the E-Con EA-200 application. Before performing any of the procedures in this chapter, be sure to connect the EA-200 to your ClassPad. Configuring Parameters for Sampling with a Single Sensor Use the [Single] tab of the Sensor Setup window to configure the parameters for a single sensor.
  • Page 12: Sensor List

    (3) Select the sensor you will use for sampling. • Tap one of the tabs ([CASIO], [Vernier], [Custom]), and then tap the option button next to the name of the sensor you want to select. For details about each of the selectable sensors, see the “10 Sensor List”.
  • Page 13: Starting The Sampling Operation

    [CASIO] tab of the Select Sensor dialog box. • When [Speaker ( ))] is selected on the [CASIO] tab of the Select Sensor dialog box, sampling is not performed by a sensor. Instead, the sound of the waveform of a function input on the ClassPad is output from the EA-200’s speaker.
  • Page 14 In step (3) of the procedure under “To configure parameters for sampling with a single sensor” on page 2-1, select [Microphone-FFT] on the [CASIO] tab for the sensor. This causes the parameters described below to appear on the Sensor Setup window that appears in step (4).
  • Page 15 Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters k Photogate Sensor Parameters Connection of a Vernier Photogate to the EA-200 requires configuration of parameters that are different from those for other types of sensors. u To configure a setup for Photogate alone In step (3) of the procedure under “To configure parameters for sampling with a single sensor”...
  • Page 16 Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters u To configure a setup for Photogate and Smart Pulley In step (3) of the procedure under “To configure parameters for sampling with a single sensor” on page 2-1, select [Photogate (Pulley)] on the [Vernier] tab for the sensor. This causes the parameters described below to appear on the Sensor Setup window that appears in step (4).
  • Page 17: Configuring Parameters For Sampling With Multiple Sensors

    Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters Configuring Parameters for Sampling with Multiple Sensors Use the [Multiple] tab to configure parameters for simultaneous sampling with multiple sensors. The [Multiple] tab lets you select up to three channels for sampling, from among the EA-200’s CH1, CH2, CH3, and SONIC channels.
  • Page 18 Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters (4) Select the sensors you will use for sampling. • Depending on the sensors you have connected to each channel, select the [CASIO], [Vernier], or [Custom] tab and then tap the option button for the applicable sensor name.
  • Page 19 Basic Steps for Configuring Sampling Parameters (9) Use the [Sample] and [Trigger] tabs of the Setup dialog box to configure the required parameters. • For details about the required parameters in each mode, see “Mode Parameters” on page 3-5. (10) To apply the current settings on the Setup dialog box, tap [Set]. •...
  • Page 20: Setup

    Setup 3 Setup This chapter explains the various parameters you can configure with the Setup dialog box. Important! • Configuring advanced setup parameters is optional in the case of single-sensor sampling. See “To configure advanced parameters for a single sensor” on page 3-2. •...
  • Page 21: Configuring Advanced Sampling Parameters

    Setup Configuring Advanced Sampling Parameters This section explains how to configure advanced sampling parameters on the [Sample] and [Trigger] tabs of the Setup dialog box. u To configure advanced parameters for a single sensor (1) Perform steps (1) through (6) under “To configure parameters for sampling with a single sensor”...
  • Page 22: Modes

    Setup (6) You can now start sampling immediately or you can save the setup in memory for later recall. • To start sampling immediately, tap V. See “5 Executing a Sampling Operation” for more information. • To store the setup in memory, tap [SetupMem] on the menu bar, and then tap [Store]. See “4 Using Setup Memory”...
  • Page 23: Mode Parameters

    Setup k Extended Mode The Extended Mode is the opposite of the Fast Mode in that it allows setting of a long sampling interval. In this mode, the sampling interval can be set in a range of 5 to 240 minutes.
  • Page 24: Mode Parameters

    Setup Mode Parameters This section explains the parameters that can be configured on the [Sample] tab and [Trigger] tab of the Setup dialog box, in accordance with the mode selected on the [Sample] tab. k Parameters Common to All Modes The following explains the parameters that normally appear, regardless of the currently selected mode.
  • Page 25 Setup k Normal Mode Parameters Parameter Initial Default Range [Sample] Sampling Interval 0.05 sec 0.0005 to 299 sec Number of Samples 10 to 30000 Warm-Up Auto Auto, Manual (1 to 99) [Trigger] Start Trigger Tap Screen Tap Screen, Count Down, CH1, SONIC •...
  • Page 26 Also, the [Warm-Up] parameter cannot be configured. When [CASIO] - [Microphone-FFT] is the sensor: When [CASIO] - [Microphone-FFT] is selected, the Setup dialog box cannot be displayed, but the FFT Graph setting is always on. In this case, the settings of the [Frequency Pitch] and [Frequency Max] parameters can be changed on the Sensor Setup window.
  • Page 27 Setup Number of Samples: Specify the number of samples that should be collected. Sampling continues until the specified number of samples is collected, regardless of the sampling time. Warm-Up: See “Parameters Common to All Modes” on page 3-5. Start Trigger: CH1 is always the start trigger.
  • Page 28 Setup k Additional Start Trigger Parameters The following are the parameters that need to be configured for the Count Down, CH1, SONIC, and Microphone start triggers when Normal, Real-Time, or Fast is selected as the mode. • If you specify CH1, SONIC, or Microphone for the [Start Trigger] parameter, you should also use the [Trigger] tab of the Setup dialog box to specify an appropriate start trigger for the selected sensor.
  • Page 29 3-10 Setup The graphs below show when sampling is triggered while [Rising] is specified for [Trigger Edge]. The graphs show changes in sampled values over time, and the left end of the graph is when the sampling operation is executed. Threshold value Sampling triggered Threshold value...
  • Page 30: Configuring Graph Window Options

    3-11 Setup The graphs below show when sampling is triggered while [Above] is specified for [Trigger Level]. The graphs show changes in sampled values over time, and the left end of the graph is when the sampling operation is executed. Threshold value Sampling triggered Sampling triggered...
  • Page 31: Using A Custom Probe

    Using a Custom Probe This section explains how to configure a custom probe. In addition to the CASIO and Vernier sensors that are preset in the E-Con EA-200 application (see “10 Sensor List”), you can also configure your own “custom probes” for use during sampling.
  • Page 32 3-13 Setup (4) When the name is the way you want, tap [OK]. • This displays the Custom Probe dialog box. (5) Configure the following parameters on the Custom Probe dialog box. Parameter Description Slope Input the slope for the linear interpolation formula. Intercept Input the intercept for the linear interpolation formula.
  • Page 33 3-14 Setup u To edit an existing custom probe (1) On the Sensor Setup window, make sure that the custom probe you want to edit is not selected. • If the name of the custom probe you want to edit is displayed in the [Sensor] box on the [Single] tab of the Sensor Setup window, or in the [CH1], [CH2], [CH3], or [SONIC] box of the [Multiple] tab, tap the applicable box and then change its setting to something other than the probe you want to edit.
  • Page 34 3-15 Setup u To configure new custom probe settings based on Vernier sensor settings Use the following procedure to recall Vernier sensor settings that you have already registered with the E-Con EA-200 application and use them to configure a new custom probe.
  • Page 35 3-16 Setup u To calibrate a custom probe Note • Perform the following procedure to calibrate a custom probe after you newly configure it or after you edit its settings. • This procedure calibrates slope and intercept values based on two actual samples using the applicable custom probe.
  • Page 36 3-17 Setup (5) In the [Value 1] box, input the reference value for the first sample, and then tap [OK]. • This restarts sampling by the sensor connected to the CH1 channel and displays a Sampling... dialog box like the one shown to the right. This is how the dialog box appears during standby prior to the second sample.
  • Page 37 3-18 Setup u To zero adjust a custom probe This procedure zero adjusts a custom probe and sets its intercept value based on an actual sample using the applicable custom probe. (1) Connect the EA-200 to your ClassPad, and connect the custom probe you want to zero adjust to the EA-200’s CH1 channel.
  • Page 38: Using Setup Memory

    Using Setup Memory 4 Using Setup Memory Setup memory lets you save the parameters on the Sensor Setup window in a file for later recall when you need them. This means you can instantly setup for a particular sensor simply by recalling a setup. Setup Memory Data File Contents Saving Sensor Setup window parameters saves the following data in setup memory.
  • Page 39 Using Setup Memory u To recall setup data Important! • Performing the following procedure will replace the current settings of the Sensor Setup window parameters (see “Setup Memory Data File Contents” on page 4-1) with the setup data you recall. (1) Display the Sensor Setup window active.
  • Page 40: Executing A Sampling Operation

    EA-200 Note • For information about operation when [CASIO] - [Speaker ( y = f (x))] is selected as the sensor on the Sensor Setup window, see “6 Outputting a Function to the Speaker”. When [CASIO] - [Speaker ( y = f (x))] is selected, sampling is not performed. Instead, the sound of the waveform of a function input on the ClassPad is output from the EA-200’s speaker.
  • Page 41: Operations Performed During Sampling

    Executing a Sampling Operation (3) Depending on the setup you are using, either a standby dialog box appears or sampling starts right away after configuration of the EA-200 settings is complete. • What happens next depends on the sampling mode, trigger settings, and other setup data sent to the EA-200.
  • Page 42 Executing a Sampling Operation 20031201 20040201...
  • Page 43 Executing a Sampling Operation 20031201...
  • Page 44: Saving Sample Data

    • [CASIO] - [Microphone], with the [FFT Graph] setting turned on • [Vernier] - [Microphone], with the [FFT Graph] setting turned on Performing a sampling operation when [CASIO] - [Microphone] is selected on the Sensor Setup window and the [FFT Graph] setting is turned on simultaneously creates two sets of current data with variable names “MIC”...
  • Page 45 Executing a Sampling Operation You can use the [Current] tab to graph the current data after sampling is complete. For information about graphing, see “8 Graphing Data”. • Whenever you perform a new sampling operation, the current data of the channel you are using is overwritten with the new data.
  • Page 46: Outputting A Function To The Speaker

    6 Outputting a Function to the Speaker When [Speaker ( ))] is selected on the [CASIO] tab of the Select Sensor dialog box, sampling is not performed by a sensor. Instead, the sound of the waveform of a function input on the ClassPad is output from the EA-200’s speaker.
  • Page 47 • To store the setup you configured in steps (1) through (10) in memory, tap [SetupMem] on the menu bar, and then tap [Store]. See “4 Using Setup Memory” for more information. • The [Setup] menu is unavailable while [Speaker ( ))] is selected on the [CASIO] tab of the Select Sensor dialog box. 20031201...
  • Page 48: Using The Multimeter Window

    • Note that use of the Multimeter window is not supported when any of the following sensors is in use. • [CASIO] - [Microphone] • [CASIO] - [Microphone-FFT] • [CASIO] - [Speaker (Sample Data)] • [CASIO] - [Speaker ( • [Vernier] - [Photogate] • [Vernier] - [Photogate (Pulley)] •...
  • Page 49 Using the Multimeter Window u To view real-time sample data during sampling configured with the [Single] (1) On the Sensor Setup window, display the [Single] tab and configure the settings you want. • You can also recall previously saved setup data (page 4-2). (2) Tap v.
  • Page 50 Using the Multimeter Window u To view real-time sample data during sampling configured with the [Multiple] tab (1) On the Sensor Setup window, display the [Multiple] tab and configure the settings you want. • You can also recall previously saved setup data (page 4-2). (2) Tap v.
  • Page 51: Saving Sample Data From The Multimeter Window

    Using the Multimeter Window Saving Sample Data from the Multimeter Window You can use the procedures below to save sample data while the Multimeter window is displayed. Executing sample data save from the Multimeter window saves the current sample data only. u To save sample data from the Multimeter window during sampling configured with the [Single] tab (1) Perform steps (1) and (2) of the procedure under “To view real-time sample data during...
  • Page 52 Using the Multimeter Window u To save sample data from the Multimeter window during sampling configured with the [Multiple] tab (1) Perform steps (1) and (2) of the procedure under “To view real-time sample data during sampling configured with the [Multiple] tab” on page 7-3. (2) When you want to store sample data, tap the [Store] button on the Multimeter window.
  • Page 53: Graphing Data

    Graphing Data 8 Graphing Data This chapter explains how to configure graph parameters on the E-Con Graph Editor window, and how to draw a graph on the E-Con Graph window. E-Con Graph Editor Window To graph sample data, you first need to tap the c button and display the E-Con Graph Editor window, where you can select the sample data you want to graph.
  • Page 54 This is the same style as the [Compare] tab (see page 8-4). This style appears in the following cases only. • When sampling is performed with [CASIO] - [Speaker (Sample Data)] specified as the sensor • When sampling is performed with [CASIO]- [Microphone] specified as the sensor, with the [FFT Graph] setting turned on.
  • Page 55 Graphing Data k [Normal] Tab The [Normal] tab is for recalling previously saved sampled data (or current data) for graphing. You can draw up to three graphs at the same time using this tab. Graphs You can draw the following types of graphs using the [Normal] tab. •...
  • Page 56 Graphing Data k [Compare] Tab Like the [Normal] tab, the [Compare] tab lets you for recall previously saved sampled data (or current data) for graphing. You can draw up to two graphs at the same time using this tab. Graphs You can draw the following types of graphs using the [Compare] tab.
  • Page 57: Drawing A Graph

    Graphing Data Drawing a Graph The following procedures explain how to actually draw a graph by configuring setups on each of the E-Con Graph Editor window tabs. u To draw a graph using [Normal] tab settings (1) Tap c to display the E-Con Graph Editor window. (2) Tap the [Normal] tab.
  • Page 58 Graphing Data (8) Assign sample data to [Gph2] and [Gph3]. • If you want to recall and assign different data, repeat steps (3) through (7) above for [Gph2] and/or [Gph3]. • If you want to perform first derivative or second derivative on [Gph1] and assign the results to [Gph2] or [Gph3], perform the following steps.
  • Page 59 Graphing Data (12) Tapping the [ Line] or [Scatter] down arrow button displays a list of the plot point types. • The following shows the type of graph produced by each possible setting available on the Graph Plot Type dialog box. Line Scatter ldot...
  • Page 60 Graphing Data u To draw a graph using [Compare] tab settings (1) Tap c to display the E-Con Graph Editor window. (2) Tap the [Compare] tab. (3) First, recall the data you want to assign to [Upper]. Tap the [Upper] box. Tap here.
  • Page 61 Graphing Data (8) Assign sample data to [Lower]. • If you want to recall and assign different data, repeat steps (3) through (7) above for [Lower]. • If you want to assign [Upper] first derivative data or second derivative data, or [Upper] data converted to a format for output through the speaker, perform the following steps.
  • Page 62 • In either of the following cases, perform the same steps as those under “To draw a graph using [Compare] tab settings” on page 8-8. • When sampling is performed with [CASIO] - [Speaker (Sample Data)] specified as the sensor •...
  • Page 63: Con Graph Window Operations

    E-Con Graph Window Operations 9 E-Con Graph Window Operations This chapter explains how to perform zoom, scroll, and other operations while a graph is on the E-Con Graph window. It also explains how to use various analytical tools. Note The E-Con Graph window appears and a data is graphed after either of the following two events.
  • Page 64 E-Con Graph Window Operations (4) To exit the zoom mode, tap on the ClassPad icon panel, or press the ClassPad c key. u To zoom a particular graph Note • Use this procedure to zoom a particular graph while there are multiple graphs on the E-Con Graph window.
  • Page 65: Displaying And Hiding Graph Display Components

    E-Con Graph Window Operations Displaying and Hiding Graph Display Components When there are multiple graphs on the E-Con Graph window, you can display or hide the graph axes, the source data name, and the axis labels. u To hide and display the source data name and axes When you have multiple graphs on the display, the source data name and axes of the first graph appear first.
  • Page 66: Scrolling A Graph

    E-Con Graph Window Operations Scrolling a Graph You can select one of the graphs displayed on the E-Con Graph window and scroll it. • Note that you will not be able to scroll a graph drawn by assigning data to [Gph2], [Gph3], or [Lower] with the [Special] option on the Recall Data dialog box.
  • Page 67: Using Trace

    E-Con Graph Window Operations Using Trace Trace displays a cross pointer on the displayed graph along with the coordinates of the current cursor position. You can use the cursor keys to move the pointer along the graph. • Note that you will not be able to perform the trace operation cannot on a graph drawn by assigning data to [Gph2], [Gph3], or [Lower] with the [Special] option on the Recall Data dialog box.
  • Page 68: Calculating The Periodic Frequency

    E-Con Graph Window Operations Calculating the Periodic Frequency You can use the following procedure to determine the periodic frequency for a specific range on a graph. • Note that you will not be able to calculate the periodic frequency for a graph drawn by assigning data to [Gph2], [Gph3], or [Lower] with the [Special] option on the Recall Data dialog box.
  • Page 69: Analyzing A Graph Using Fourier Series Expansion

    E-Con Graph Window Operations Analyzing a Graph Using Fourier Series Expansion Fourier series expansion is effective for studying sounds by expressing them as functions. The procedure below assumes that there is a graph of sampled sound data already on the graph screen.
  • Page 70 E-Con Graph Window Operations (4) On the dialog box, configure the settings as required. Parameter Description Specify a Graph Editor window sheet from Sheet 1 to Sheet 5 for storage of the numeric expression that results from Fourier series Graph Sheet expansion.
  • Page 71: Saving Sample Data

    E-Con Graph Window Operations (5) After all the settings are the way you want, tap [OK]. • This starts calculation. The Graph Editor window containing the numeric expression obtained as a result of the Fourier series expansion appears in the lower half of the screen when calculation is complete.
  • Page 72 9-10 E-Con Graph Window Operations (3) On the Store Data dialog box, specify the name of the folder where the list variable is stored and the list name. • Time and data are stored in different lists. Specify a list name for each. •...
  • Page 73 9-11 E-Con Graph Window Operations • Up to 9999 samples can be stored in a single list. • Note that you will not be able to save data of a graph drawn by assigning data to [Gph2], [Gph3], or [Lower] with the [Special] option on the Recall Data dialog box. See pages 8-6 and 8-9 for more information.
  • Page 74 9-12 E-Con Graph Window Operations u Saved Matrix Data Saving graph data to a matrix type variable saves it to a variable that has lines and up to 6 columns, where is the total number of samples in the saved data. •...
  • Page 75: Outputting A Graph As A Sound From The Speaker

    • The following operation is possible only with data sampled using the EA-200’s built-in microphone. Attempting the following procedure with any other type of data, including that sampled with [CASIO] - [Microphone (FFT)] causes an error. The allowable output range is 200 to 4000 Hz.
  • Page 76: E-Con Graph Window Operations When Speaker (Sample Data) Is Selected

    E-Con Graph Window Operations when Speaker (Sample Data) is Selected After a sampling operation while [CASIO] - [Speaker (Sample Data)] is selected as the sensor, the ClassPad automatically graphs the sampled data on the E-Con Graph window. This E-Con Graph window includes buttons that only appear when [Speaker (Sample Data)] is selected: /, 8, and 9.
  • Page 77: Dropping E-Con Graph Window Data Into A Classpad Built-In Application

    9-15 E-Con Graph Window Operations (4) After the settings are configured is the way you want, tap [OK]. • This displays a dialog box like the one shown to the right. (5) Tap [OK]. • This outputs the sampled sound from the EA-200’s speaker. (6) To terminate sound output, press the EA-200 [START/STOP] key.
  • Page 78 9-16 E-Con Graph Window Operations • The time value is always stored as seconds. • The storage capacity of the above data storage operation is limited. If an error occurs, use [Mem] - [Store List] to store the data as a list. k Selecting a Specific Graph on the E-Con Graph Window and Dragging It to the List Editor Window Regardless of which graph is selected, the above operation creates six lists (list1 through...
  • Page 79: Sensor List

    ([Single] or [Multiple]) and channel. [Single] Tab [Multiple] Tab Manufacturer Sensor Name CH1, CH2, CH3 SONIC CASIO Voltage (V) Temperature (°C) Temperature (°F) Optical (Lum Int) Motion (Meters) (SONIC) Motion (Feet)
  • Page 80 10-2 Sensor List [Single] Tab [Multiple] Tab Manufacturer Sensor Name CH1, CH2, CH3 SONIC Vernier Gas Pressure (atm) Gas Pressure (in.Hg) Gas Pressure (kPa) Gas Pressure (mBar) Gas Pressure (mm.Hg) Gas Pressure (psi) Heart Rate (Volume) Humidity (%) Microphone Motion (Meters) (SONIC) Motion (Feet) (SONIC)
  • Page 81 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan SA0506-C...

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