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How-tos

impulse How-To
H001 Beginners - How to open the viewer

There are multiple ways to view signal data with impulse. You might :

  • Use eclipse file resources :
    1. If no project exists existing, create a new project of any type (File->New->Project->??? );
    2. Import your record files (wave files, logs, traces,..) or drag and drop them into the project;
    3. Double-click the record file to open (or use the context menu of the file).
  • Use the File->Open File ... menu:
    1. Open the menu File->Open File ... ;
    2. Select the file to open;
    3. Press OK.
H002 Beginners - How to import example wave files

impulse come with a set a example wave files.

  1. If no project exists existing, create a new project of any type (File->New->Project->??? );
  2. Open the "Import..." menu (from "File"" menu or from the navigator context menu)
  3. Select "impulse";
  4. Select "Import example wave files";
  5. Select a project/folder as target.
H003 Beginners - How to save my changes

After receviing new signal data from a port or adding annotations, you may want to save your signal data changes.

  1. Open the "File" menu  and select "Save As..".
  2. Enter name, target folder and the file format.
  3. Press "OK"
H100 Attach - How to read my record file (wave file, log, trace,..)
  • impulse supports a lot of different file formats. To get an overview of your installed readers, open the Preferences view and navigate to impulse->Serializers.
  • To open a Workspace resource, double-click the record file (or use the context menu of the file).
  • Some readers require a configuration (e.g. CSV, PatternLog,..).
  • To add a configuration,
    1. Open the Preferences view and navigate to impulse->Serializers (or use the "Reload" button menu);
    2. Double-click the reader to open the readers preferences page;
    3. Press the "Add" button to add and configure the configuration.
  • To re-load a file with a different configuration,
    1. Enter the "Reload" button menu in the viewers toolbar;
    2. Select the configuration to re-load the file.
H101 Attach - What to do if my file type is not supported
  • If your file is not loaded (not identified as an impulse record file), first check our website if you need to install another extension (Products) to get the file supported.
  • If the file type is supported but not identified, please check if your file has the correct extension. See H102 to change the file extension.
  • If the file type is not supported, there are 4 options:
    1. If your file is a text log file with multiple text pattern, try the Pattern Log Reader (defines the content, using regular expressions).
    2. You can implement a reader in Java language (check the extension documentation) 
    3. Contact us to get a reader implemented.
    4. In case of reading signal data from a signal port (e.g. TCP, Memory, Serial Interface,..), you can use the Scripted Reader.
H102 Attach - How to change the file extension for a supported record type

impulse identifies a resource file by its extension and its content data. To change the file extension for a support record type:

  1. Open the Preferences view and enter General->Content Types;
  2. Open Element->Record and select the impulse content type (e.g. VCD Record)
  3. Press "Add" beside the field "File Associations";
  4. Enter the extension and press "OK".
H103 Attach - How to reload my file
To re-load a file:
  1. Click the "Reload" button in the viewers toolbar;
To re-load a file with a different configuration,
  1. Enter the "Reload" button menu in the viewers toolbar;
  2. Select the configuration to re-load the file.
H110 Attach - How to read a CSV file

impulse can read CSV files (Log&Trace extension). To parse your files correctly, you need to select/define a CSV configuration.

  1. If you open a CSV file, impulse will pop up a dialogue to select/manage configurations. Click on "Open Preferences" to manage configurations.
  2. Click "Add" to add a new CSV configuration.
  3. Edit your configuration (name, delimiter, column types, time unit) and press OK.
  4. Use this configuration in the "Select Serializer Configuration" dialogue, the "Re-load" toolbar menu or a port configuration.
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Reference

impulse Core Elements
impulse Log/Trace Extension
impulse Embedded Extension

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impulse CANBus extension
impulse VP Extension

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impulse HDL Extension

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impulse SPICE Extension

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impulse BIRT Extension

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impulse NEBULA Extension

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impulse OPC/UA Extension

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impulse YAKINDU Extension

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impulse SCOPE Extension

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