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Oscilloscope primer rec?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Eric R Snow, Oct 4, 2005.

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  1. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    Today I used an oscilloscope properly for the first time. It is a
    Tektronix 465B. The manual for this 'scope isn't that helpful when you
    aren't familiar with the terms of the 'scope or what it measures. So,
    I would like, please, to get a recommendation(s) for a book aimed at
    beginners like myself.
    Thank You,
    Eric R Snow,
    E T Precision Machine
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, Eric. Congratulations. The 465B is a great scope. It's easy to
    use, easy to repair, and it's a great one to learn on.

    By far the best online resource for learning about scopes is from
    Tektronix, called "The XYZs of Oscilloscopes". It's available in .pdf
    format from Tektronix:

    http://www.tek.com/Measurement/cgi-...rement/App_Notes/XYZs/&FrameSet=oscilloscopes

    http://tinyurl.com/9m267

    Once you've got that intro, the manual will make a lot more sense.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
  3. w2aew

    w2aew Guest

    Ditto on the response recommending the Tek note (XYZ's...)

    Also, check out a few of these links (found with google):
    http://www.ee.usyd.edu.au/tutorials_online/topics/labintro/cro.html
    http://web.telia.com/~u85920178/scope/osc-0.htm
    http://www.williamson-labs.com/scope-main.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscilloscope
    ....etc.
     
  4. tekamn

    tekamn Guest

    Well, and because the OP mentioned he already has the manual: The
    section "operation" has a couple of good measurement examples.

    hth,
    Andreas
     
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