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This structure defines a physical value relative to a X axis and it is used as the DataType of the Value of XYArrayItemType. For details see 5.3.4.3.

Many devices can produce values that can perfectly be represented with a float IEEE 32 bits but, they can position them on the X axis with an accuracy that requires double IEEE 64 bits. For example, the peak value in an absorbance spectrum where the amplitude of the peak can be represented by a float IEEE 32 bits, but its frequency position required 10 digits which implies the use of a double IEEE 64 bits.

Its elements are defined in Table 26.

Table 26 – XVType DataType structure

Name Type Description
XVType structure  
         x       Double Position on the X axis of this value
         value       Float The value itself

Its representation in the AddressSpace is defined in Table 27.

Table 27 – XVType definition

Attributes Value
BrowseName XVType

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