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Basics of Oscilloscopes

The modern oscilloscope is an invaluable tool used by researchers, engineers, technicians, students and hobbyists to Design, Debug, Deploy and Repair today's electronic designs.  

At its simplest level the Oscilloscope allows users to visualize the behavior of a signal by displaying its voltage over a time period.  But the setup, use, and interpretation of collected data can be overwhelming to many and the wealth of new capabilities enabled by digital oscilloscopes are often unknown.

Using a combination of video and printed material this site is dedicated to providing answers to these fundamental oscilloscope questions.   There are 5 Main Sections

    Oscilloscope Definitions and Concepts
    Signal Integrity
    Advanced Analysis
    Connectivity and Data Management

Oscilloscope Definitions and Concepts

In this section we review the key terms and specifications, what they mean and why they are important to you.  We also review the key instrument controls and how they operate.

You can download an Introduction to Oscilloscopes Laboratory Guide developed by one of our educational customers for detailed curriculum on all of these topics

Basic Lab Guide.pdf








What does Bandwidth Mean?

A basic concept in determining what scope you need is understanding the key performance characteristic of an Oscilloscoipe, Bandwidth.   Selecting proper Bandwidth insures reliable and accurate measurements



Sample Rate Vs Memory Depth

A Digital Scopes ability to make long captures is directly tied to the relationship between the instruments sample rate and memory depth. Explore how the two factors interact and the impact on your measurements



Horizontal System and Controls

Horizontal controls allow for positioning the signal on the time X axis as well as adjust the time based scaling options

Vertical System and Controls

Vertical controls allow for the adjustment of amplitude scaling settings, bandwidth limits and and probe attenuation as well as positioning positioning the signal on the vertical axis.

Making your first measurement

Provides and overview on how to quickly and easily start making measurements on your oscilloscope