System and method for defining and grouping signals and buses of a signal measurement system using selection lists on a graphical user interface

  • US 6,624,830 B1
  • Filed: 10/29/1999
  • Issued: 09/23/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a signal measurement system having a display device and a plurality of channels through which signals are received, comprising:

  • an apparatus for displaying on the display device a list of signal or bus names each identifying one or more signals occurring on the plurality of channels; and

    for displaying a plurality of lists of signal or bus identifiers such that each said list of signal or bus identifiers is visually associated with one name of the displayed list of signal or bus names, wherein each signal or bus identifier provided in each of said lists of signal or bus identifiers represents one of the plurality of channels, wherein the system enables a user to graphically select one or more desired identifiers of the displayed lists of signal or bus identifiers, said selection causing the selected signal or bus identifier to be assigned with the displayed signal or bus name that is visually-associated with the list of signal or bus identifiers containing the selected signal or bus identifier, wherein each list of signal or bus identifiers is displayed so that the user may readily ascertain which channels have been specified for inclusion in the signal or bus name associated with that list of signal or bus identifiers.

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