Figure 6-30.Components to calibrate probe.
SIMILARITIES AMONG OSCILLOSCOPES
The oscilloscope you use may differ in some respects from the one just covered. Controls and
circuits may be identified by different names. Many of the circuits will be designed differently. However,
all the functions will be fundamentally the same. Before using an oscilloscope, you should carefully study
the operators manual that comes with it.
USING THE OSCILLOSCOPE
An oscilloscope can be used for several different types of measurements, such as time, phase,
frequency, and amplitude of observed waveforms. Earlier in this chapter, you learned that the
oscilloscope is most often used to study the shapes of waveforms when the performance of equipment is
being checked. The patterns on the scope are compared with the signals that should appear at test points
(according to the technical manual for the equipment under test). You can then determine if the
equipment is operating according to peak performance standards.
Q-16. Oscilloscopes are used to measure what quantities?