AgilentDSO5014A_Oscilloscope_Tutorial

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Agilent DSO5014A Oscilloscope Tutorial Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Quick Notes (to get started fast) 1 3 Trigger 2 4 Interface Details 2 4.1 Auto Scale Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4.2 Analog Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4.3 Horizontal Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4.4 Display Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4.5 Measure Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4.6 Cursors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 Examples 5 5.1 Measuring the Peak-to-Peak Voltage ( V pp ) of a Waveform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5.2 Measuring Frequency of a Waveform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5.3 Measuring Voltage with Cursors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5.4 Using Averaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5.5 Measuring a Transfer Characteristic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 Introduction The Agilent DSO5014A is an oscilloscope, and it is used to measure voltages that vary with time. There are four independent input channels available on the DSO5014A; thus, it can be used to simultaneously measure and compare four di±erent waveforms (e.g. input and output waveforms of an ampli²er). The default mode of the oscilloscope plots time on the horizontal axis and voltage on the vertical. The scaling of the axes can then be adjusted for each input signal. Scaling can either be done manually or with the “Auto Scale” button. There are other modes of operation for the oscilloscope as well, such as the XY mode that plots one channel against the other in a Voltage-Voltage plot. However, in these labs, you will primarily use the default mode. This tutorial starts with quick notes on the most vital information. So, if you feel somewhat comfortable using the oscilloscopes, you can check over the quick notes and ²gure out the details on your own. Otherwise, please also read the later sections, which include more detailed descriptions of the Agilent DSO5014A interface as well as examples of common measurement procedures. 2 Quick Notes (to get started fast) After connecting the probes, try the “Auto Scale” button. It will generally provide a good axis scaling if the waveform is not too irregular, small, or at a high-frequency. Each channel has an independent control knob to allow the manual setting of the vertical scale. Each
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ECSE 2050 taught by Professor Monahella during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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