All TiePie engineering measuring instruments can be used as a USB oscilloscope. An oscilloscope is an instrument to display signal voltages, plotted against time (Yt) or against another signal voltage (XY). A benefit of graphically showing signals is that an oscilloscope will show what is actually happening. The precise shape of the signal and time relations in the signal or between signals can be seen.
Oscilloscopes displays electrical signals, but with the proper sensors, other quantities like temperature, movement, etc. can be measured as well.
A scope has many applications, in many different areas. An important application of the oscilloscope is to troubleshoot circuits that do not function properly. Another possible application is using the labscope as signal monitor when adjusting a circuit under test.
Oscilloscope screen. Click on the different areas to get more information.
The oscilloscope function in the Multi Channel software has the following features:
The oscilloscope can have one or more graphs, each displaying one or more signals, where each graph can display different parts of a signal. Graphs can display the signal(s) in Yt mode or in XY mode, with or without interpolation. Colors of all items in a graph can be set to any required value. Graph dimensions can be adjusted to any required size, graphs can be located in one single window or in separate windows, which can be located anywhere on the desktop.
Cursors are available to make on screen measurements, as well as a t=0 line to indicate the trigger moment. Signals can be given descriptive names and a legend is available to simplify identifying the displayed signals. Text labels can be placed to mark interesting parts of the signal(s).
To reveal all details of the measured signals, unlimited zooming is available in both vertical and horizontal direction. All zoom actions can be undone with an undo zoom function.
Various mathematical operations can be performed on the measured data. Basic mathematical operations that can be performed are:
These operations can be combined in any thinkable way. The result of a mathematical operation can be displayed in a graph and can also be used as input for another mathematical operation.
More complexe mathematical operations that are available are:
Measurement data can be stored in various different ways: