What is an oscilloscope, and why is it useful?

An oscilloscope is a type of electronic test instrument that allows for the visualization and analysis of electrical signals. It works by displaying a graphical representation of the voltage of a signal over time, commonly known as a “waveform”.

Oscilloscopes are useful because they provide a way to see and understand the behavior of electrical signals that are not easily visible with other types of test equipment. They can be used to troubleshoot, design, and test a wide variety of electronic circuits and systems. They are also useful to measure frequency, amplitude, rise time and many other parameters of electronic signals. They can also be used to trigger on specific events to capture and analyze intermittent or infrequent signals.

Oscilloscopes are commonly used in industries such as telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics, as well as in scientific research and education.


Oscilloscope Repair Services

Oscilloscope Repair ServicesAn oscilloscope is an electronic testing and calibrating instrument which can display an electrical signal on a graphical user interface for analysis by the technician and engineer for troubleshooting purposes. The oscilloscope usually plots the signal as a function of time, with the Y-axis corresponding to voltage and the X-axis to time. The waveform produced can then be analyzed for amplitude, frequency, and distortion signals. Oscilloscopes are widely used across many industrial and laboratory fields, and the maintenance of electrical equipment. Much higher-end oscilloscopes known as DSO (digital storage oscilloscope), is a type of electronic test instrument that allows observation of constantly varying signal voltages, usually as a two-dimensional graph of one or more electrical potential differences using the vertical or y-axis, plotted as a function of time (horizontal or x-axis). Other typical types of oscilloscopes within the DSO family are Real-Time, Equivalent Time, and Handheld oscilloscopes. Many oscilloscopes (storage oscilloscopes) can also capture non-repeating waveforms for a specified time, and show a steady display of the captured segment. Oscilloscopes are commonly used to observe the exact wave shape of an electrical signal. Oscilloscopes are usually calibrated so that voltage and time can be read as well as possible by the eye. This allows the measurement of the peak-to-peak voltage of a waveform, the frequency of periodic signals, the time between pulses, the time taken for a signal to rise to full amplitude (rise time), and relative timing of several related signals. Our experienced technicians have repaired and calibrated higher-end oscilloscopes from manufacturers including Rohde and Schwarz, Tektronix, Keysight, Agilent, Hewlett Packard, B&K Precision, Teledyne LeCroy, and more. If you are looking for Fluke Scopemeter repair and calibration services, please fill out the Service Request Form and a representative will reply to you shortly.