Thursday, 15 July 2010

Oscilloscope (V-212 Hitachi)

An oscilloscope is a type of electronic test instrument.
It comprises a screen which typically displays a 2 dimensional graph of constantly varying signal voltages (y axis) with time (x axis).
Oscilloscopes can be used to display any other type of signal which can be converted to a voltage signal.
They are also known as a CROs, standing for Cathode Ray Tube, as originally all oscilloscopes used cathode ray tubes for their display element.

Oscilloscopes include instruments which are used to display the waveform of a heartbeat on an continuous ECG monitor, and also for displays testing automotive ignition system function.

Hitachi v-212 Oscilloscope image by jepoirrier (cc)

Tags: Automotive Ignition - Cathode Ray Tube - CRO - ECG Monitor - Hitachi - Oscilloscope - Voltage

Post by ALCHEssMIST & Alchemipedia.

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