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A piece of measurement equipment which can visualize one or more signals simultaneously on a time scale.

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Trouble looking at Serial data my Scope

I can't seem to get anything looking like a square wave while connected to RS485 or RS 232. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Here is a pic with time base increased.
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How to eliminate 50 Hz noise from amplifier's output

My goal is to amplify signals with a frequency from 100Hz above. My circuit is looking as the picture below. With an oscilloscope, I am trying to measure the output of the amplifier. If the input of ...
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Using Op-Amp for attenuation to give input to sound card

I know there is lot of question asked about this topic before, I read them but there are some limitation on those circuits which make me ask this one. I want to do analysis of main ...
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How to set the oscilloscope to measure potential between two points that aren't ground?

We have to measure the voltage across a-b in this circuit with an analog oscilloscope, but neither of these points are grounded. How should we put the channels of oscilloscope to perform the ...
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Analog oscilloscope triggers

I have recently received an old 70's era Tektronix 465b dual trace oscilloscope. Unfortunately I have close to no clue how to use it. I understand the concept of triggering but this scope has two ...
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Why does the GND of the Arduino oscillating as well?

I have an Arduino Uno and what it does is simply output an oscillating signal of 1 MHz on PIN11. I measured the signal using a oscilloscope and a probe with a ground clip. First, I connected the probe ...
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Measuring DC motor voltage with an oscilloscope

My current setup involves an analog controller board that is driving a DC motor and I would like to monitor the voltage being applied to the motor at all times. How do I physically connect the ...
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Is accelerometer taking as much power (current) as it needs? [closed]

I want to connect accelerometer to an oscilloscope. I have 3x AA rechargable batteries (2550mAh). I was told that e.g. microcontroller knows how much amps should it take and it wont burn if I ...
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Testing an I2S slave device

i have a MEMS mic with digital I2S output. What is the easiest way to test that my microphone communicates right? No need to verify the sound, i just need to verify on bit level that communication ...
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How do you attach an oscilloscope ground spring?

Sometimes you need to ensure that your oscilloscope probe ground lead is not creating measurement error such as ringing and overshoot. In various forms, I have seen (and successfully used) a ground ...
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Why does oscilloscope still shows the signal even though its GND is not connected?

if i connect oscilloscop's + probe to the components's plus side it still shows the signal. But how can this happen without connecting the GND ?
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How to identify if noise is coming from circuit or scope?

Occasionally, I'll be probing a circuit and would expect to see something specific and sometimes I see either crap or the signal im expecting with crap. This video from EEVBLOG is a good example of ...
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How to reduce line noise on oscilloscope?

I bought an oscilloscope, and wanted to try it out at home. However, when I plug a probe into a channel, and the power into the plug of my workshop room, I see the 50 Hz line noise from the power ...
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Reveal Agilent MSOX3034A trigger date/time

An error condition occurs once every couple of hours. I've set up my scope to trig on the condition, so I can inspect what happened. But I also need to couple the time the condition occurs with a log ...
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Can't drive adafruit display with Arduino DUE

I'm currently trying to write a library for the Adafruit ST7565 graphic display. (see links below) The current one is entirely AVR specific and the code is generally pretty unreadable given the ...
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Weird oscilloscope readings with a digital signal (ws2812)

Pretty new to oscilloscopes. I'm trying to learn stm32, so one of the projects I'm working on is getting ws2812 LEDS working on stm32. It does work for most strips, however, there are few strips ...
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Sniffing twisted pair without interupt

Is it possible, with an oscilloscope, scalpel and a lot of patient, to open up a network cable (twisted pair), and sniff the traffic? All without interrupting the network traffic. So; Use the ...
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Impedance mismatch

When I connect an oscilloscope to a function generator use both oscilloscope cable (one connect to the scope and one connect to the FG), I got 700mVpp when outputing a sine wave of 1Vpp and 10kHz. ...
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I2C protocol debugging using oscilloscope

We are testing an I2C accelerometer connected to the ATMega32A micro-controller. The accelerometer was working fine. We can write and read the registers using I2C protocol. When connected to the ...
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Measuring the input impedance of an oscilloscope

I am measuring the voltage drop on a 1MΩ resistor with an oscilloscope, and as I understand to get accurate readings I should compensate the internal impedance of my measurement device for such a high ...
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Compensating input impedance

I'm trying to measure the reverse leakage current of some diodes with the method proposed HERE - the diode is connected in reverse bias to 5V through 1 megaohm and voltage is measured across the ...
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Why is it wrong to connect an oscilloscope in parallel with a circuit element?

I was told that it is incorrect to measure the DC voltage across a circuit element using an oscilloscope by putting the probe on one side and the ground clip on the other. I am supposed to connect the ...
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PWM only works after touched with oscillicope probe

I am using two PWM outputs from a Netduino 2 to control two servos. One of the PWM pins works perfectly fine but the other doesn't work until I have touched it with an oscope probe. The probe doesn't ...
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Output resistance of Emitter Follower

I have to measure \$R_{in}\$, the input resistance seen by the signal. It was told me, that the quickest way is measuring the voltage gain using oscilloscope, insert a resistor before \$R_B\$, ...
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Internal resistance of signal source

It was told me that a signal sent to the circuit can be rapresented by \$V_{sig}\$ and \$R_{sig}\$, where \$R_{sig}\$ is the internal resistance of signal source. Now, let's consider that we have a ...
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Oscilloscope specs [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first oscilloscope, no experience, hence need a bit advice on typical lower-budget scopes. A particular purpose is to look at rise time of rectangular waves with rise time ...
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RTC DS1307 3.3V I2C and Oscilloscope impedance

I'm working on a library for STM32 to learn I2C protocol (Software I2C, not hardware). I connect my DS1307 (Sparkfun BOB-12708) : (Here is the module schematic) : I remove welding on the SJ2 jumper ...
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Tenma 72 6800 20Mhz [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first scope to help with analysis of circuits and have come across a lot of the above scopes. I have a few project on and believe I can use this scope to measure 12V to 240V wave ...
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How do I average a complex waveform?

I am trying to figure out how long my project will last on a single battery. It's powered by a single AA battery with an NCP1402 3.3 volt boost converter. I've determined that the target circuit draws ...
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How to measure the peak current (inrush current) and results assessment

I would like to peak the inrush current of a controller. The voltage input of the system is 24V and the only thing which is available, is an oscilloscope and a variety of resistors. The basic idea is ...
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Difference between DMM and oscilloscope measurements

I have a 220 - 14 V transformer, but when I hook it up to oscilloscope or DMM they show different values. DMM shows 11.8V and oscilloscope shows 17.2. Ok, this is cheap Chinese transformer, so it can ...
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Oscilloscope ground and unit under test ground issue

I am working with an instrument which has a supply of 230V AC or 400V DC. AC source is isolated at the input via 1:1 transformer and DC source is a floating supply. I have a Yokogowa DL1620 ...
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What causes this FFT artifact in my DSO?

I am curious what causes this (apparent) transient anomaly in my DSO's FFT display. The pattern is easiest to see if I ground the probe tip to the ground clip. Then the time display is only a solid ...
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Getting the right frequency from an oscillator circuit

I have constructed an oscillator circuit using the resistor and capacitor values shown in the diagram above (from the Proteus ISIS simulator). I run the circuit and use a switch to trigger the ...
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Gas Discharge V-Q Lissajous

I've been investigating non-thermal plasmas, specifically dielectric barrier discharges, where two electrodes, at a potential difference of several kilovolts, are separated by a dielectric and a gas ...
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Nature of noise gotten from digital oscilloscope

I've got strange noise while using digital oscilloscope (Auris B-424). Spectrogram of this signal presented on this image: (X time in seconds, Y frequency in Hertz, in this image case from 0 to 50 ...
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Measure 230V mains with 300V CAT II probe?

I need to measure harmonic distortions on a 230V 50Hz AC mains circuit. The Tektronix P2220 probes I have for my scope are rated for 300V CAT II when set to 10X impedance. Are these probes safe to use ...
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Can an oscilloscope add a frequency component to my signal?

I want to check the spectrum of a DDS signal ("pure" sinewave) for undesired frequency components. The way I am doing it is by storing the waveform from a 2GS/s oscilloscope (Agilent DSO81204) and ...
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the circuit of active probe using FET trace CRO [closed]

pls suggest the circuit of active probe using FET trace CRO.
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Continuously log data from an oscilloscope

I have a pin which is being toggled every 100ms by an MCU. I need to plot a graph which consists of the variation from the desired interval . That is the number of times it moved away and was toggled ...
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Capturing PWM Signal on an Oscilliscope

I have a stepper motor that is controlled by PWM. I am trying to analyze the signal coming out of the controller on an oscilloscope. Ideally, I would like to capture, maybe 2 seconds of wave form so ...
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Why does an oscilloscope show a different voltage from a signal generator?`

I have a Rigol DS1052E oscilloscope and a Rigol DG1022 function generator. I have just changed the oscilloscope fan for a silent one, as I found, as is commonly reported, that the original fan noise ...
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How to store more waveform after trigger and less before?

I have a Rigol DS1074Z and can't figure out how to lower the time the scope spends pre-sampling to open up more memory for the actual data I want to see. Here is a nice image that will hopefully ...
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Eye diagram test

I am trying to perform a eye diagram test on a device to check its USB performanance. I am using a board "SQIDD" in order to perform this test. The following figure shows my test setup, I am using ...
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Why does reversing the oscilloscope probes cause ringing in the signal?

I am measuring a PWM signal in an oscilloscope using probes with a 1X and 10X switch (active?). I'm measuring across a resistor which is in series with an LED which is driven by an NPN 2N3904 ...
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How to calculate RMS of total noise from digital Oscilloscope (FFT)?

Only the red channel is in consideration. The yellow curve is not relevant, which is only another channel of the oscilloscope. The image above was captured from a digital oscilloscope. The vertical ...
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Designing a test instrument to be connected to an oscilloscope

I'm working on a piece of test equipment that is intended to be hooked up to an oscilloscope to measure the waveforms it produces. Since that's its reason for being, I figured it made sense to provide ...
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What will I see in oscilloscope when attempting to analyze Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals?

I would like to know what will show up if I put bluetooth or wifi carrier signal (2.4GHz family) in a say 50MHz oscilloscope? Am I going to see something like a rectangular block? And the only ...
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See if signal is amplified without an oscilloscope

I'm an electronics newbie, but I've had some experience with oscilloscopes in college lab. However, I need to design and wire a simple circuit that can read values from an electret mic. Since the ...
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Can I see an analog signal with changeable frequency on oscilloscope?

I have a sinusoidal signal with changeable frequency (which implies that it is not periodic). I wonder is it possible to see it on oscilloscope? Does it show non-periodic signals? As it is apparent my ...