Intermediate Electronics -
Oscilloscopes are used by everyone from television repair technicians to physicists. They are indispensable for anyone designing or repairing electronic equipment.
- What Can You Do With Oscilloscope?
- Analog and Digital
- How Does an Oscilloscope Work?
Learning a new skill often involves learning a new vocabulary. This idea holds true for learning how to use an oscilloscope. This section describes some useful measurement and oscilloscope performance terms.
- Measurement Terms
- Types of Waves
- Waveform Measurements
- Performance Terms
This section briefly describes how to set up and start using an oscilloscope - specifically, how to ground the oscilloscope, set the controls in standard positions, and compensate the probe.
- Oscilloscope Grounding
- Setting the Controls
- Compensating the Probe
This section briefly describes the basic controls found on analog and digital oscilloscopes. Remember that some controls differ between analog and digital oscilloscopes; your oscilloscope probably has controls not discussed here.
- Display Controls
- Vertical Controls
- Horizontal Controls
- Trigger Controls
- Acquisition Controls for Digital Oscilloscopes
- Other Controls
This section teaches you basic measurement techniques. The two most basic measurements you can make are voltage and time measurements. Just about every other measurement is based on one of these two fundamental techniques.
- The Display
- Voltage Measurements
- Time and Frequency Measurements
- Pulse and Rise Time Measurements
- Phase Shift Measurements
- Oscilloscope Tutorial Video – Part 1
- Oscilloscope Tutorial Video – Part 2 – In this second part in a series of tutorials to teach you the basics of oscilloscopes.
- Oscilloscope Tutorial Video – Part 3 – (Final Part) you will learn about auto and one-shot trigger settings, 2 channel measurement, math functions.
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