Few industrial tools are as useful as the simple oscilloscope, which has long been an essential piece of equipment for hobbyists and professionals alike. Frequently referred to as o-scopes, these test instruments provide reliable measurements. Keep reading to learn what they are and how they work.

What are oscilloscopes?

Oscilloscopes are instruments designed to measure voltage. They are essential for checking electronics circuit operation, as well as analog and pulse-width modulation (PWM) signals. These tools display the waveforms of various electronic signals.

What are cathode-ray oscilloscopes?

Oscilloscopes take many forms. The oldest models are known as cathode ray oscilloscopes. These involve electron beams, which sweep across cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Although less common these days, cathode ray oscilloscopes can still be found in some industrial settings.

How do digital oscilloscopes work?

Digital oscilloscopes are versatile in that they can use many types of displays, such as CRTs, LCDs, and more. They process waveforms with help from computers, storing data on digital memory circuits until enough information is available to display necessary waveforms. Depending on the digital system, multiple waveforms can be displayed simultaneously. Additionally, digital oscilloscopes rely on software to control the sweep rate and other parameters.

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