Getting started

This introduction will show you some examples to get started working with the software. A Handyscope HS5 is used in most of the examples, but other instruments supported by the Multi Channel oscilloscope software can also be used.

When started without instrument connected, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software operates as demo software.

Start application

When you start the application the screen will look like figure 1.

Multi Channel oscilloscope software after starting

Figure 1: Multi Channel oscilloscope software after starting

Application sections

The main window of the application is divided into three sections which will be described in the next paragraphs.


A few toolbars are situated directly below the main menu. The first toolbar can be used for accessing frequently used items from the file menu. The other toolbars contain quick functions to use the measurement instruments as a standard virtual instrument: oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, data logger or voltmeter and other function in the software.

Instrument controls

Instruments can be controlled with the instrument toolbar and the channel toolbars. More information about controlling instruments can be found in the instrument controls section.

Graph section

Below the instrument bar, the graph windows are situated. The graphs can show the acquired measurements, other sources and outputs of I/O blocks. An output of an I/O block can for example be low-pass filtered measured data. More information about graphs can be found in the graph section.

Object tree

At the left on the main form, the object tree is situated. In the object tree the different in- and output blocks can be connected. The object tree is closed by default, and can be opened by clicking the Open object tree Object tree button. More information about the object tree can be found in the object tree section.