The Sequence Maintenance window allows the engineer to change a test sequence's parameters.
A pull down list showing the current sequence.
A pull down list now redundant and removed in the next version.
A list showing the tests in the sequence.
Ref Search (dB) - When set to a non-zero value enables reference searching.
Selection (dB) - is a non-zero value then any passed unit, that is not identified as a possible standard, is further evaluated. The unit's averaged difference from the standard is tested to see if it is less or equal to the Selection limit. If it is, then the operator is prompted to mark the unit as Selected. The idea is to identify the units that are better than average. As a by product the selected units will be better pair matched than their brethren will.
Serialise - Can be set to 'Pass' or 'None'. If set to 'Pass' then when a unit passes the test sequence the operator is asked to enter the unit's serial number.
Disc Log - Can be set to 'Pass' or 'None'. If set to 'Pass' stores the response test's curve on disc. The data is in dBase format in the file 'NWin_Crv.mdb'. Appendix C, when available, contains the specification.
Cali Time (d:h:m) - If a sequence's test list contains a computer decision response test then NWin periodically forces re-calibration. Cali Time sets this period. The range is 0 to 99 days 23 hours 59 minutes. If set to zero there will still have to be an initial calibration but then re-calibration will not be forced by elapsed time. Calibration could still be forced though by a relevant response test or sequence parameter change or re-calibration of the power amp.
Prompt File: - The file specification of a text file created by the Engineer. The file would normally contain process information that NWin shows the operator before testing.
Script File: - The file specification of a text file created by the Engineer. It contains instructions that tell NWin what to do when completing a test sequence for a particular model. Information can be sent to a printer port and could be used to print calibration certificates, bar code labels, packing labels, failure reports, etc. The script language syntax will be described in the section SCRIPT FILES. Not available yet.
Target File: - The file specification of a text data file created by the Engineer. The engineer can specify a target/compensation curve for any response tests in the sequence. This does not affect the pass fail decision as the difference between the reference and test unit determines this, but it does affect the shape of the curve displayed. The data format will be described in the section Target File. Available but not active yet.