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An Introduction to Tektronix TDS 210/220 Oscilloscope An oscilloscope receives electrical signals and converts them into waveforms. Waveforms represent changes in voltage with time and are graphed on the oscilloscope display screen. A probe is an input device for an oscilloscope. You use a probe to physically connect a signal source to an oscilloscope. TDS 210/220 has two probes, one labeled channel 1 and the other labeled channel 2. Thus measurements of two waveforms can be done simultaneously. Each probe has two connection tips, the probe tip (red) and the reference tip (black). Before taking measurements the black tip must be grounded. The red tip connects the probe to a circuit element which waveform is to be monitored. When you power the unit wait until the display shows that all self tests passed. Push the SAVE/RECALL button, select Setups in the top menu box and push Recall Factory menu box. This will put you in the factory preset initial mode. Primary Controls The TDS200 oscilloscopes provide different controls to modify different components of the displayed waveform. Main groups of controls are show in Figure 1. Figure 1
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Vertical Controls Vertical Controls are shown in the Figure to the right. Please follow steps below: 1. If they are not connected already, connect two probes to the CH1 and CH2 BNC input connectors on the front panel. 2. Connect the CH1 and CH2 probe tips to the PROBE COMP pin on the front panel, and connect the CH1 and CH2 ground leads to the ground reference pin directly below the PROBE COMP pin. 3. In the VERTICAL section, push the CH 2 MENU button. 4. On the top of the front panel, push the AUTOSET button. After a short while you should see two square waves in the display similar to those shown in Figure 2. These are reference waves of 5V. You are now able to use controls to manipulate this reference waveform 5. In the VERTICAL section, turning VOLTS/DIV (volts-per-division) knob stretches or
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