Timing Diagram software suggestions?


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    Default Timing Diagram software suggestions?

    My little flight controller project has exceeded the complexity that I can keep in my head. I need something to draw timing diagrams that doesn't cost a fortune. I have tried using MS Project, but it's way too tedious for that. I downloaded a couple free trial that were very limited and expensive to purchase.

    I need to be able to draw something like this:

    clock ---___---___---___---___---___---___---___---___
    Signal 1 -------------______----------___----------------
    Signal 2 ______------______------______------______----

    Etc. etc. etc

    Anybody using something that will work for this?

    Thanks,

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    Something that is very crude, but works for certain things, and is fast to make and document -

    Excel. Use the "border" function to highlight the waveform.
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    You mean like this?


    Thanks!
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    Did you have this done already, or did my suggestion really help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Linquis View Post
    Did you have this done already, or did my suggestion really help?
    As soon as I saw your post, I made it in Excel. It was sooo easy. Thanks for the tip
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    Default Logic timing diagram Truetype font

    Another option I had just run across is using the Xwave truetype font. It is a fixed character size font that allows you create timing diagrams in a word processor (or excel for that matter).



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    Thanks for the additional info.

    Excel method was just too easy and did what I needed in just a few minutes. All I did was to do a brain dump into the spreadsheet. As soon as I did that, I saw the problem that I was currently chasing. Nothing beats a visual view of what's going on.

    Thanks all and don't forget to keep the rubber side down, or if you prefer, the shinny side up.
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