An oscilloscope is a laboratory instrument that is used to measure and display electrical signals. It is typically used to measure voltage, time, and frequency, but it can also be used to measure other properties of electrical signals, such as phase and amplitude.
Instructions for Use:
- Connect the probes to the oscilloscope channels. Make sure that the ground lead of each probe is connected to the ground terminal on the oscilloscope.
- Connect the signal that you want to measure to one of the oscilloscope channels.
- Set the oscilloscope's time base and voltage sensitivity. The time base controls the horizontal scale of the display, and the voltage sensitivity controls the vertical scale of the display.
- Press the Auto button to automatically set the time base and voltage sensitivity.
- Use the Position controls to center the signal on the display.
- Use the Trigger controls to stabilize the waveform on the display.
- Use the Cursors to measure the voltage, time, and frequency of the signal.
- Use the Math functions to perform mathematical operations on the signals.
- Use the Save function to save the waveform data to a file.
- Use the Print function to print the waveform data.
- Use the Channel Coupling buttons to select between AC and DC coupling. AC coupling blocks the DC component of the signal, while DC coupling passes both the DC and AC components of the signal.
- Use the Channel Invert buttons to invert the polarity of the signal on the display.
- Use the Display menu to select the type of display that you want to use. The most common display types are Normal, Roll, and XY.
- Use the Measure menu to select the type of measurement that you want to make. The most common measurement types are Voltage, Time, and Frequency.
- Use the Setup menu to configure the oscilloscope's settings.