In the industrial world, devices that turn electric power into mechanical power are commonplace. Some examples of these include pumps, motors, conveyors, robots, and more. Voltage signals are actually the ones controlling Oscilloscopes. But what are Voltage signals and how do we capture them? Here’s what you should know about an Oscilloscope.
An oscilloscope or scopes are an important tool for electrons. Waveforms can become visible thanks to these devices. And because of this, they are useful in looking for any problems in the electronics circuit. Its name draws origins from the name cathode-ray oscilloscope (CRO) when it was still used, as seen in the old televisions due to the high voltages it needed.
Oscilloscopes display in waveforms the voltage signals, which is a visual representation of the variations of voltage. Think of it this way, a waveform is like a ripple traveling along surface water. But in totality, the best way to see signal changes is through plotting. The vertical (Y) axis shows the voltage magnitude while the horizontal (X) axis shows time.
Some other information you can see in the graph of an oscilloscope include:
- Voltage signal shape when operating as intended
- Current signal shape when using a current clamp suitable for using on an oscilloscope
- Anomalies on the signal
- Amplitude modulation of an oscillating signal and any frequency variations
- Whether the signal has noise and the changes to the noise
As an item used in electronics test equipment, it helps give insight into circuit operations and is the key to finding many issues and resolving them. Most of the modern oscilloscopes are digital which allows for a more detailed and accurate signal measurement as well as fast calculations, data storage capabilities, and even automated analysis. Handheld digital oscilloscopes such as the one by Presidium, offer more advantages over the benchtop models such as it being battery operated, that it uses electrically isolated floating inputs. This is an advantage of added features that makes its usage easier and more accessible to many different workers.
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