Oscilloscope

Started by Kit in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 45 replies

Hi all, I have finally decided to break down and buy a oscilloscope. But I found I don't know what to get. As this will be by first oscilloscope...

Hi all, I have finally decided to break down and buy a oscilloscope. But I found I don't know what to get. As this will be by first oscilloscope I don't need any thing fancy. I don't have a lot of money so a used one would be fine, if it had a manual or I could get one. I would be willing to spend maybe 60.00 usd for the oscilloscope. I did find http://www.omega.com/pptst/HHSM310.html but I ...


Question: Learning How To Use Hand Held Oscilloscope

Started by Chris L in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 19 replies

Hello, I've been trying to learn how to use my new Protek 800 series hand held Digital Oscilloscope. So, I connected the single oscilloscope...

Hello, I've been trying to learn how to use my new Protek 800 series hand held Digital Oscilloscope. So, I connected the single oscilloscope probe to the output of a used function generator that I bought on EBay. On oscilloscope auto, what I see is a waveform that I can only describe as a repeating sinc function. When I increase the frequency of the sine wave on the generator, I see more...


Recommendations for Oscilloscope.

Started by Daniel Pitts in sci.electronics.basics5 years ago 51 replies

As I get more advanced at creating circuits, I can see the benefit to owning an Oscilloscope. I'm on a fairly tight budget, and was hoping to...

As I get more advanced at creating circuits, I can see the benefit to owning an Oscilloscope. I'm on a fairly tight budget, and was hoping to get a recommendation on a cheap oscilloscope that is "good enough" for hobby work. I've used one at school years ago, which probably had more bells and whistles than I would ever need. What features are essential for a hobbiest? What can I do with...


how to use Digital oscilloscope?

Started by Anonymous in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 2 replies

dear members Kindly explain me how to use Digital oscilloscope.because i am entairly new to use this also i have an digital...

dear members Kindly explain me how to use Digital oscilloscope.because i am entairly new to use this also i have an digital oscilloscope DS-1150c.so please advice me to work good with that. Thanks S.Firthouse


how to do it? RS232

Started by RsK in sci.electronics.basics11 years ago 22 replies

Please anybody can give me a brief idea that using oscilloscope how i can capture the waveform on a serial link, tranmitting the ASCII...

Please anybody can give me a brief idea that using oscilloscope how i can capture the waveform on a serial link, tranmitting the ASCII letter 'R' with 1 start bit, 1 end bit, 1 parity, with 1200 Baud.? I have connected oscilloscope with serial interface then? then selected the CH1 & CH2 then changed some setting on oscilloscope for RS232 , the wt to do? waiting for ur reply? regards ...


oscilloscope hookup? ?

Started by Ivan Vegvary in sci.electronics.basics2 years ago 11 replies

Trying to find hookup instructions for using an older oscilloscope (heathkit) to do auto ignition analysis. (1948 Pontiac, 8cyl). Searched the...

Trying to find hookup instructions for using an older oscilloscope (heathkit) to do auto ignition analysis. (1948 Pontiac, 8cyl). Searched the web to no avail. All advice appreciated. Ivan Vegvary


a PC Based Oscilloscope?

Started by Talal Itani in sci.electronics.basics9 years ago 30 replies

Hello, My company wants to buy an oscilloscope. The scope that meets our needs is around $7,000. I am sure we can save much money if we buy...

Hello, My company wants to buy an oscilloscope. The scope that meets our needs is around $7,000. I am sure we can save much money if we buy a PC-based unit, like Picoscope. Do you have experience with PC based scopes? Do you recommend them for serious work? Thanks


Oscilloscope question

Started by Dan Beck in sci.electronics.basics9 years ago 12 replies

Hello all, years ago I was given a 10 MHz Heathkit oscilloscope. Both channels work fine, and I use it to probe circuit boards powered up on...

Hello all, years ago I was given a 10 MHz Heathkit oscilloscope. Both channels work fine, and I use it to probe circuit boards powered up on the workbench. I now own an old hobby car with the old fashioned plugs/points/capacitor ignition. Is there any way I could use the 'scope to observe the ignition signals, and would there be any value to it, besides academic information? Thank...


smt capacitor testing with oscilloscope?

Started by Anonymous in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 5 replies

Hi, How can I test a smt capacitor in "live" circuit with a oscilloscope? Thanks.

Hi, How can I test a smt capacitor in "live" circuit with a oscilloscope? Thanks.


Beginning Oscilloscope Question

Started by rpso...@gmail.com in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 25 replies

I just received an oscilloscope I bought off eBay. I'm trying to test it but can't seem to get any vertical deflection. I setup a little...

I just received an oscilloscope I bought off eBay. I'm trying to test it but can't seem to get any vertical deflection. I setup a little LED flasher with a 16F88 and put it in INTRC+ClkOut. When I measure the clock frequency with my multimeter I get 62kHz. But I can't get the scope to show any deflection. I was expecting to get a square wave with a peak voltage of 5v. I don't have the manu...


turn your expensive oscilloscope into a $5 clock

Started by BrunoG in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 42 replies

Hi, Here is my suggestion to turn your oscilloscope into a clock with a PIC a 4 resistors...

Hi, Here is my suggestion to turn your oscilloscope into a clock with a PIC a 4 resistors : http://www.micro-examples.com/public/microex-navig/doc/082-pic-oscillo-clock I'm opened to your destructive comments :) Bruno


Heathkit oscilloscope?

Started by Dan Beck in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 11 replies

Hello all, I have been fooling (emphasis on fool) with an old Heathkit 10 MHz two channel oscilloscope, which I believe was built in 1976 (it...

Hello all, I have been fooling (emphasis on fool) with an old Heathkit 10 MHz two channel oscilloscope, which I believe was built in 1976 (it was given to me several years ago). I have been able to calibrate the voltage on one channel, but not the other. Sometimes, after I have spent some time probing old pinball machine circuit boards using the one good channel, the voltage flakes ...


Current probe compatibility question

Started by lerameur in sci.electronics.basics8 years ago 4 replies

Hi, I have the tektronix oscilloscope TD1002, I find the Tektronix current probe a little bit expensive (A622). I am setting my eyes on the...

Hi, I have the tektronix oscilloscope TD1002, I find the Tektronix current probe a little bit expensive (A622). I am setting my eyes on the fluke I310S AC/DC current probe, but I am not 100% sure it will be compatible with my oscilloscope. Anyone tried these two combination? thanks K


Cheap oscilloscope kit

Started by Peabody in sci.electronics.basics7 months ago 6 replies

I recently built the JYE Tech DSO-150 Shell oscilloscope kit (#15001K) that I got from Banggood for $24 plus a power supply. These are...

I recently built the JYE Tech DSO-150 Shell oscilloscope kit (#15001K) that I got from Banggood for $24 plus a power supply. These are single-channel, low-frequency scopes, but would be useful for things one might do with an Arduino or similar microcontroller, such as stepper motors and servos, plus of course general audio stuff. The bandwidth spec is 200 kHz, but I suspect the display...


PC oscilloscope for Linux

Started by Kari Laine in sci.electronics.basics8 years ago 2 replies

Hi, is there any PC Oscilloscope for which there exist Linux software under BSD or GPL or similar license? Naturally if the hardware (FPGA)...

Hi, is there any PC Oscilloscope for which there exist Linux software under BSD or GPL or similar license? Naturally if the hardware (FPGA) is documented at circuit level - even better - witch I doubt. I am even open for self construction kits if they are well documented and working. They should use Xilinx FPGA though, for which there are free entry level tools. Then I must say tha...


oscilloscope without wire ground

Started by Tobias Gadelha in sci.electronics.basics4 years ago 33 replies

Is there any risk to use oscilloscope without wire ground? Because with wire ground there is a short circuit when I use GND on the line.

Is there any risk to use oscilloscope without wire ground? Because with wire ground there is a short circuit when I use GND on the line.


(Using Lab-Volt System) Have the books, how do I get a trace on my 465 Tektronix oscilloscope

Started by Chris L in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago 23 replies

Hello, I already own the books "How to Use Oscilloscopes and Other Test Equipment" by R. Penfold, "The XYZ's of Oscilloscopes" by...

Hello, I already own the books "How to Use Oscilloscopes and Other Test Equipment" by R. Penfold, "The XYZ's of Oscilloscopes" by Tektronix, and "101 Ways to use your ... Oscilloscope" by R. Middleton. How do I get something to show up on my scope? I haven't used one in 10 years. I set the channel 1 button, turned power on, hooked up correct lead to a circuit board (Lav-Volt simulat...


What is the proper way of setting up an oscilloscope?

Started by MRW in sci.electronics.basics11 years ago 15 replies

Hello there! I have an Instek GDS-2202 digital storage oscilloscope. I am trying to figure out how to setup my scope to minimize the pick up...

Hello there! I have an Instek GDS-2202 digital storage oscilloscope. I am trying to figure out how to setup my scope to minimize the pick up of stray 60Hz mains signal. If I change my scope's vertical sensitivity to 20mV/div, then I can see the 60Hz signal. The signal's amplitude increases even more when I turn on my DC power supply. I can pick this signal up without even connecting the pr...


AN: Open Instrumentation Project: Release 1.7

Started by Pete...@gmail.com in sci.electronics.basics10 years ago

The Open Instrumentation Project announces release V1.7 of software for the Syscomp DSO-101 oscilloscope hardware. The Open Instrumentation...

The Open Instrumentation Project announces release V1.7 of software for the Syscomp DSO-101 oscilloscope hardware. The Open Instrumentation Project (OIP) has been formed to support open-source software and low cost hardware for electronic instrumentation. Currently available instruments include an oscilloscope, waveform generator and network analyser. Source code is available at ...


Using my laptop as a cheap oscilloscope using Visual Analyzer 2009 tia sal2

Started by Anonymous in sci.electronics.basics8 years ago 2 replies

Greets All I plan on Using my laptop as a cheap oscilloscope using Visual Analyzer 2009 does anyone know the amount of current that the mic...

Greets All I plan on Using my laptop as a cheap oscilloscope using Visual Analyzer 2009 does anyone know the amount of current that the mic in port of a laptop can handle (don't want to blow the mic in port) I'll only be measure in the audio range but will be coupling the ac signal with a DC signal. Using this circuit http://scitoys.com/scitoys/scitoys/light/light.html I want to see wh...