Manual - Extech Instruments

User Manual
MS6000 Series
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
Chapter 1 – Contents
CHAPTER 1 - CONTENTS ........................................................................................2 1.1 GENERAL SAFETY SUMMARY ...............................................................................5 1.2 SAFETY TERMS AND SYMBOLS .............................................................................6 1.3 TERMS ON PRODUCT ............................................................................................6 1.4 SYMBOLS ON PRODUCT ........................................................................................6 1.5 PRODUCT AND BATTERY DISPOSAL ......................................................................7 CHAPTER 2 2.1 - OVERVIEW ........................................................................................8 BRIEF INTRODUCTION ON MS6000 SERIES ..........................................................8 CHAPTER 3 - GETTING STARTED GUIDE...........................................................9 3.1 INSTALLATION ......................................................................................................9 3.2 FUNCTIONAL CHECK ............................................................................................9 3.3 POWER ON THE OSCILLOSCOPE ............................................................................9 3.4 CONNECT THE PROBE TO THE OSCILLOSCOPE .......................................................9 3.5 OBSERVING A WAVEFORM ...................................................................................10 3.6 PROBE EXAMINATION.........................................................................................10 3.7 SAFETY ..............................................................................................................10 3.8 MANUAL PROBE COMPENSATION .......................................................................11 3.9 PROBE ATTENUATION SETTING...........................................................................12 3.10 SELF CALIBRATION ............................................................................................12 3.11 MULTIFUNCTION CONTROL ................................................................................12 - MAIN FEATURES ...........................................................................................................13 3.12 OSCILLOSCOPE SETUP ........................................................................................13 3.13 TRIGGER ............................................................................................................13 3.14 DATA ACQUISITION ............................................................................................15 3.15 WAVEFORM SCALING AND POSITIONING ............................................................16 3.16 WAVEFORM MEASUREMENT ...............................................................................17
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CHAPTER 4 4.1 DISPLAY AREA ...................................................................................................20 4.1.1 4.2 XY Format ...............................................................................................22 HORIZONTAL CONTROLS ....................................................................................23 4.2.1 4.3 - BASIC OPERATION .......................................................................19 Scan Mode Display (Roll Mode)...........................................................26 VERTICAL CONTROLS .........................................................................................26 4.3.1 Math FFT .................................................................................................29 4.3.1.1 Setting Time-domain Waveform ....................................................................... 29 4.3.1.2 Displaying FFT Spectrum................................................................................. 31 4.3.1.3 Selecting FFT Window ..................................................................................... 32 4.3.1.4 FFT Aliasing ..................................................................................................... 34 4.3.1.5 Eliminating Aliases ........................................................................................... 34 4.3.1.6 Magnifying and Positioning FFT Spectrum................................................. 35 4.3.1.7 Using Cursors to Measure FFT Spectrum......................................................... 35 4.4 TRIGGER CONTROLS ..........................................................................................37 4.5 MENU AND OPTION BUTTONS ............................................................................46 4.5.1 SAVE/RECALL .......................................................................................46 4.5.2 MEASURE...............................................................................................48 4.5.3 CURSOR .................................................................................................50 4.5.4 UTILITY....................................................................................................51 4.5.5 DISPLAY..................................................................................................55 4.5.6 ACQUIRE ................................................................................................56 4.5.7 Fast Action Buttons ................................................................................58 4.5.8 AUTOSET................................................................................................58 CHAPTER 5 - MULTIMETER OPERATION..........................................................60 CHAPTER 6 - TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................73 6.1 PROBLEM SOLVING ............................................................................................73 CHAPTER 7 7.1 - SPECIFICATIONS...........................................................................74 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................74
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CHAPTER 8 - GENERAL CARE AND CLEANING.............................................87 8.1 GENERAL CARE ..................................................................................................87 8.2 CLEANING ..........................................................................................................87 4
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- Safety Tips
1.1
General Safety Summary
Read the following safety precautions to avoid injury and prevent damage to this product or any
products connected to it. To evade potential hazards, use this product only as specified.
Only qualified personnel should perform maintenance.
Avoid fire or personal injury.
Use suitable power cord. Use only the power cord specified for this product and certified for the
country of use.
Connect and disconnect properly. Connect a probe with the oscilloscope before it is connected to
measured circuits; disconnect the probe from the oscilloscope after it is disconnected from measured
circuits.
Ground the product. This product is grounded through the grounding conductor of the power cord. To
avoid electric shock, the grounding conductor must be connected to earth ground. Before making
connections to the input or output terminals of the product, ensure that the product is properly grounded.
Connect the probe in a right way. The probe ground lead is at ground potential. Do not connect the
ground lead to an elevated voltage.
Check all terminal ratings. To avoid fire or shock hazard, check all ratings and markings on the product.
Refer to the product manual for detailed information about ratings before making connections to the
product.
Do not operate without covers. Do not operate this product with covers or panels removed.
Avoid exposed circuitry. Do not touch exposed connections and components when power is present.
Do not operate with suspected failures. If damage to this product is suspected, have it inspected by
qualified service personnel.
Assure good ventilation.
Do not operate in wet/damp environments.
Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere.
Keep product surfaces clean and dry.
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1.2
Safety Terms and Symbols
The following terms may appear in this manual:
WARNING Warning statements point out conditions or practices that could result in injury or
loss of life.
CAUTION Caution statements identify conditions or practices that could result in damage to
this product or other property.
1.3
Terms on Product
The following terms may appear on the product:
DANGER indicates an injury hazard immediately accessible as the marking is read.
WARNING indicates an injury hazard not immediately accessible as the marking is read.
CAUTION indicates a possible hazard to this product or other property.
1.4
Symbols on Product
The following symbols may appear on the product:
Protective
Ground
(Earth)
Terminal
Mains
Disconnected
OFF (Power)
Measurement
Ground
Terminal
Mains
Connected
ON (Power)
CAUTION
Refer to Manual
Measurement
Input Terminal
High Voltage
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1.5
Product and Battery Disposal
Battery Recycling and Disposal
You, as the end user, are legally bound (EU Battery ordinance) to return all used batteries,
disposal in the household garbage is prohibited! You can hand over your used batteries /
accumulators at collection points in your community or wherever batteries / accumulators
are sold!
Disposal: Follow the valid legal stipulations in respect of the disposal of the device at the end of its
lifecycle
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Chapter 2 - Overview
2.1
Brief Introduction on MS6000 Series
Model
Channels
Bandwidth
Sample Rate
LCD
MS6060
2
60MHz
1GS/s
5.6 inch color
MS6100
2
100MHz
1GS/s
5.6 inch color
MS6200
2
200MHz
1GS/s
5.6 inch color
Table 2-1 Model List of MS6000 Series
MS6000 Series oscilloscopes bandwidths range from 60MHz to 200MHz, and provide real-time
and equivalent sample rates respectively up to 1GSa/s and 25GSa/s. In addition, they have maximum
1MB memory depth for better observation of the waveform details, and 5.6 inch color TFT LCD as well
as WINDOWS-style interfaces and menus for easy operation.
Additionally, the generous menu information and the easy-to-operate buttons maximize the
information available for each measurement; the multifunctional and powerful shortcut keys save time
and maximize efficiency; the Autoset (AUTO) function allows the user to detect sine and square waves
automatically.
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Chapter 3 - Getting Started Guide
3.1
Installation
To keep proper ventilation of the oscilloscope in operation, leave a space of more than 5 cm (2”) from the
top and the two sides of the product.
3.2
Functional Check
Follow the steps below to perform a quick functional check to your oscilloscope.
3.3
Power ON the oscilloscope
Press the ON/OFF button. The start-up sequence will take up to 15 seconds to complete.
NOTE: The AC Charger is intended for battery charging only.
Use of charger during measurements is not recommended.
The default probe parameter
3.4
Connect the Probe to the oscilloscope
Set the switch on the probe to 10X and connect the probe to the Channel 1 BNC on the oscilloscope.
Connect the probe tip to the 1 KHz Probe Compensation connector and the reference lead to the
Ground connector. The CH1 default Probe option attenuation setting is 1X, change this to 10X.
Connect Probe tip to 1-KHz
Channel 1 Probe Connection
signal when compensating
Ground connection for reference lead
when compensating
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3.5
Observing a waveform
Press the AUTO button and a 1 KHz square wave of approx. 5V peak-to-peak will appear in the display.
Press the CH1 button and remove Channel 1. Move the Probe to the CH2 BNC, push the CH2 button
and repeat these steps to observe the test signal on Channel 2.
3.6
3.7
Probe Examination
Safety
When using the probe, keep fingers behind the guard on the probe body to avoid electric shock. Do not
touch metallic portions of the probe head while it is connected to a voltage source. Connect the probe to
the oscilloscope and connect the ground terminal to ground before starting any measurements.
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3.8
Manual Probe Compensation
Upon the first connection of a probe to an input channel, manually perform this adjustment to match the
probe to the input channel. Uncompensated probes may lead to errors or faults in measurement.
To adjust the probe compensation, follow the steps below.
1.
Set the switch on the probe to 10X and connect the probe to Channel 1 on the oscilloscope. Attach
the probe tip to the PROBE COMP [email protected] connector and the reference lead to the PROBE
COMP Ground connector. Press CH1 button and set the Probe attenuation to 10X. Press the
AUTO button and you should see the 1 KHz reference signal.
2.
Check the shape of the displayed waveform.
Compensated correctly
Overcompensated
Undercompensated
3.
If necessary, use a nonmetallic screwdriver to adjust the variable probe capacitor until the shape of
the waveform appears to be the same as shown in the above figure. Repeat this step as necessary
for additional probes. Refer to the figure below for adjustment illustration.
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3.9
Probe Attenuation Setting
Probes are of various attenuation factors which affect the vertical scale of the signal. Ensure that the
attenuation switch on the probe matches the CH probe option in the oscilloscope. Switch settings are 1X
and 10X. To set the probe attenuation to match the probe setting, push the vertical menu button (such as
the CH1 button) and select the probe option that matches the attenuation factor of the probe in use.
When the attenuation switch is set to 1X, the probe limits the bandwidth of the oscilloscope to 6MHz. To
use the full bandwidth of the oscilloscope, be sure to set the switch to 10X.
3.10 Self Calibration
The self calibration routine helps optimize the oscilloscope signal path for maximum measurement
accuracy. The routine can be run at any time but should always be run if the ambient temperature
changes by 5°C or more. For an accurate calibration, please power on the oscilloscope and wait 20
minutes before performing the Self calibration. To compensate the signal path, disconnect any probes
or cables from the front-panel input connectors.
3.11 Multifunction Control
The Multifunction Control arrows are used to move the cursors and change menu item settings.
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- Main Features
This chapter provides some general information the user should be aware of before using this
oscilloscope. It contains:
4.1 Oscilloscope setup
4.2 Trigger
4.3 Data Acquisition
4.4 Waveform scaling and positioning
4.5 Waveform measurement
3.12 Oscilloscope Setup
While operating the oscilloscope, the AUTOSET feature will, in most cases, be used.
Autoset: This function can be used to adjust the horizontal and vertical scales of the oscilloscope
automatically and set the trigger coupling, type, position, slope, level and mode, etc., to acquire a stable
waveform display. Press the AUTO button to engage Autoset.
3.13 Trigger
The trigger determines when the oscilloscope begins to acquire data and display a waveform. Once a
trigger is properly set up, the oscilloscope can convert unstable displays or blank screens to meaningful
waveforms. Basic information regarding triggering is provided below.
Trigger Source: The trigger can be generated from either CH1 or CH2. The input channel can trigger
normally whether or not the input signal is displayed.
Trigger Type: The oscilloscope has six types of triggers: Edge, Video, Pulse Width, Slope, Overtime,
and Alter. Press the TRIG button to engage this feature.

Edge Trigger Triggering occurs when the input trigger source crosses a specified level in a
specified direction.

Video Trigger performs a field or line trigger through standard video signals.

Pulse Width Trigger can trigger normal or abnormal pulses that meet trigger conditions.

Slope Trigger uses the rise and fall times on the edge of a signal for triggering.

Overtime Trigger occurs after the edge of a signal reaches the set time.

Alter Trigger uses a specific frequency to switch between two analog channels (CH1 and
CH2), so that the channels will generate swap trigger signals.
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Slope and Level: (Set Trig Type to Edge or Slope) The Slope and Level controls help to define the
trigger. The Slope option determines whether the trigger point is on the rising or falling edge of a signal.
To perform the trigger slope control, press the TRIG button and then select Edge trigger (F1), and use
the Slope button (F3) to select rising or falling. The LEVEL button controls where the trigger point is on
the edge.
Trigger level can be
adjusted vertically
Rising Edge Falling Edge
Trigger slope can be rising or falling
Trigger Mode: (Auto, Normal, Single) Select the Auto or Normal mode to define how the oscilloscope
acquires data when it does not detect a trigger condition. Auto Mode performs the acquisition freely in
absence of valid trigger. It allows the generation of untriggered waveforms with the time base set to
80ms/div or slower. Normal Mode updates the displayed waveforms only when the oscilloscope detects
a valid trigger condition. Before this update, the oscilloscope continues to display the older waveforms.
This mode should be used when it is desired to only view the effectively triggered waveforms. In this
mode, the oscilloscope displays waveforms only after the first trigger.
Single mode will allow you to view a Single sweep of a waveform.
Trigger Coupling: (AC, DC, Noise Reject, HF Reject, LF Reject) Trigger Coupling determines which
part of the signal will be delivered to the trigger circuit. This can help to obtain a stable display of the
waveform. To use trigger coupling, push the TRIG button, select Edge, Pulse, Slope, or O.T. trigger, and
then press F5 for page 2 and select a Coupling option.
Trigger Position: The horizontal position control establishes the time between the trigger position and
the screen center.
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3.14 Data Acquisition
When an analog signal is acquired, the oscilloscope will convert it to a digital one. There are two kinds of
acquisitions: Real-time acquisition and Equivalent acquisition. The real-time acquisition has three
modes: Normal, Peak Detect, and Average. The acquisition rate is affected by the time base.
Real-Time Acquisition:
Normal: In this mode, the oscilloscope samples the signal in evenly spaced intervals to establish the
waveform. This mode accurately represents signals in most instances. However, it does not acquire
rapid variations in the analog signal that may occur between two samples, which can result in aliasing
and may cause narrow pulses to be missed. In such cases, use the Peak Detect mode to acquire data.
Peak Detect: In this mode, the oscilloscope obtains the maximum and minimum values of the input
signal over each sample interval and uses these values to display the waveform. In this way, the
oscilloscope can acquire and display narrow pulses that may have otherwise been missed in Normal
mode. However, noise will appear to be higher in this mode.
Average: In this mode, the oscilloscope acquires several waveforms, averages them, and displays the
resulting waveform. Use this mode to reduce random noise.
Equivalent Acquisition:
This type of acquisition can be utilized for periodic signals. In case the acquisition rate is too low when
using the real-time acquisition, the oscilloscope will use a fixed rate to acquire data with a stationary
(very small) delay after each acquisition of a frame of data. After repeating this acquisition for N times,
the oscilloscope will arrange the acquired N frames of data by time to make up a new frame of data; and
then the waveform can be recovered. The number of times (N) is related to the equivalent acquisition
rate.
Time Base: The oscilloscope digitizes waveforms by acquiring the value of an input signal at discrete
points. The time base helps to control how often the values are digitized. Use the TIME/DIV button to
adjust the time base to a horizontal scale that suits your requirements.
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3.15 Waveform Scaling and Positioning
The display of waveforms on the screen can be changed by adjusting their scale and position. Once the
scale changes, the waveform display will increase or decrease in size. Once the position changes, the
waveform will move up, down, right, or left.
The channel reference indicator (located on the left of the graticule) identifies each waveform on the
screen. It points to the ground level of the waveform record.
Vertical Scale and Position: The vertical position of a waveform can be changed by moving it up or
down on the screen. To compare data, align one waveform over another.
Horizontal Scale and Position: Pretrigger Information
The HORIZONTAL POSITION control can be adjusted to view waveform data before the trigger, after
the trigger, or some of each. When the horizontal position of a waveform is changed, the time between
the trigger position and the screen center is being changed.
For example, to find the cause of a glitch in a test circuit, trigger on the glitch and make the pre-trigger
period long enough to capture data before the glitch. Then analyze the pre-trigger data and perhaps find
the cause. Change the horizontal scale of all the waveforms by clicking the TIME/DIV button; for
example, to see just one cycle of a waveform to measure the overshoot on its rising edge. The
oscilloscope shows the horizontal scale as time per division in the scale readout. Since all active
waveforms use the same time base, the oscilloscope only displays one value for all of the active
channels.
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3.16 Waveform Measurement
The oscilloscope displays graphs of voltage versus time (YT) and can help to measure the displayed
waveform. There are several ways to take measurements, using the graticule, the cursors or performing
an automatic measurement.
Graticule: This method allows a quick, visual estimate and takes a simple measurement through the
graticule divisions and the scale factor.
For example, the user can take simple measurements by counting the major and minor graticule
divisions involved and multiplying by the scale factor. If 6 major vertical graticule divisions are counted
between the minimum and maximum values of a waveform and a scale factor of 50mV/division is
selected, the peak-to-peak voltage can be calculated as follows:
6 divisions x 50mV/division = 300mV.
Cursor: This method allows the user to take measurements by moving the cursors. Cursors always
appear in pairs and the displayed readouts are just their measured values. There are two types of
cursors: Amplitude Cursor and Time Cursor. The amplitude cursor appears as a horizontal broken line,
measuring the vertical parameters. The time cursor appears as a vertical broken line, measuring the
horizontal parameters. When using the cursors please set the Source parameter to the desired
waveform. To use cursors, push the CURSOR button.
Cursor
Cursor
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Automatic Measurement: The oscilloscope performs all of the calculations automatically in this mode.
As this measurement uses the waveform record points, it is more precise than the graticule and cursor
measurements. Automatic measurements show the measurement results by readouts which are
periodically updated with the new data acquired by the oscilloscope. To use the Measurement mode
push the MEAS button.
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Chapter 4 - Basic Operation
The front panel of the oscilloscope is divided into several functional areas. A quick overview of all control
buttons on the front panel as well as the displayed information on the screen and relative testing
operations is provided in this chapter. The figure below illustrates the front panel of the MS6000 series
digital oscilloscope.
Front Panel of the
MS6000 Series
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4.1
1.
Display Area
Display Format:
: YT
: XY
: Vectors
: Dots
:
Gray indicates auto persistence; Green indicates persistence display is
enabled. When the icon is set to green, the time for persistence display will be
shown behind it.
2.
3.
Acquisition Mode: Normal, Peak Detect or Average
Trigger Status:
The oscilloscope is acquiring pre-triggered data.
All pre-triggered data have been acquired and the oscilloscope is ready to accept a trigger.
T
The oscilloscope has detected a trigger and is acquiring the post-trigger information.
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The oscilloscope is in auto mode and is acquiring waveforms in the absence of triggers.
The oscilloscope is acquiring and displaying waveform data continuously in scan mode.
●
The oscilloscope has stopped acquiring waveform data.
S
The oscilloscope has finished a single sequence acquisition.
4.
Tool Icon:
: If this icon appears, it indicates that the keyboard of the oscilloscope is locked by the host
computer via USB control.
: If this icon appears, it indicates that the USB disk has been connected.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
: This icon lights up only when the USB slave interface is connected with the computer.
Readout shows the main time base setting.
Main Time Base Window
Display of window’s position in data memory and data length.
Window Time Base
Operating Menu shows information for the function keys.
Icon indicates channel coupling.
Level Range.
Icon indicates whether or not the waveform is inverted.
20MB Bandwidth Limit. If this icon appears, it indicates that the bandwidth limit is enabled,
(otherwise the bandwidth limit is disabled).
14.
Trigger Type:
: Edge trigger on the rising edge.
: Edge trigger on the falling edge.
: Video trigger with line synchronization.
: Video trigger with field synchronization.
: Pulse Width trigger, positive polarity.
: Pulse Width trigger, negative polarity.
15.
16.
17.
Trigger Level.
Channel Marker
Window displays waveform.
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4.1.1
XY Format
The XY format is used to analyze phase differences, such as those represented by Lissajous patterns.
This format plots the voltage on CH1 against the voltage on CH2, where CH1 is the horizontal axis and
CH2 is the vertical axis. The oscilloscope uses the untriggered Normal acquisition mode and displays
data as dots. The sampling rate is fixed at 1 MS/s.
The oscilloscope can acquire waveforms in normal operation mode (YT format) at any sampling rate.
The same waveform can be displayed in XY format. To perform this operation, stop the acquisition and
change the display format to XY.
The table below covers several controls in XY format.
Controls
Capability of XY format
CH1 VOLTS and VERTICAL POSITION controls
Set the horizontal scale and position
Continuously set the vertical scale and
CH2 VOLTS and VERTICAL POSITION controls
position
Reference or Math
Unusable
Cursors
Unusable
Auto (display format reset to normal operation - YT)
Unusable
Time base controls
Unusable
Trigger controls
Unusable
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4.2
Horizontal Controls
Use the horizontal controls to change the horizontal scale and position of waveforms. The horizontal
position readout shows the time represented by the center of the screen, using the trigger time as zero.
When the horizontal scale is changed, the waveform will expand or contract to the screen center. The
readout near the upper right of the screen shows the current horizontal position in seconds.
M represents ‘Main Time Base’, and W indicates ‘Window Time Base’. The oscilloscope also has an
arrow icon at the top of the graticule to indicate the horizontal position.
1. HORIZONTAL POSITION BAR: Used to control the trigger position against the screen center.
2. TIME/DIV: Used to change the horizontal time scale so as to magnify or compress the waveform
horizontally. If the waveform acquisition is stopped (using the RUN/STOP button) the TIME /DIV control
will expand or compress the waveform. In dual-window mode, push button F1 to select major or minor
window. When the major window is selected, the F1 button provides the same functions as it provides in
single-mode window. When the minor window is selected, press TIME/DIV button to scale the waveform
(magnification can be set up to 1000x).
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3. Each option in HORI MENU is described as follows:
Options
Settings
Comments
Window Control (F1)
Double Window
Selects either Single or Double window mode (see figures
(Menu page 1)
Single Window
below table). Press this option button in single-window
Window Selection (F2)
Major Window
Selects the major (upper) or minor (lower) window in
(menu page 1)
Minor Window
dual-window mode. The window is highlighted once
mode to enter the dual-window mode.
selected.
Holdoff (F3)
Select this menu and click the up and down Arrow keys to
(menu page 1)
adjust the trigger hold-off time within the range of
100ns-10s.
Reset (F4)
(menu page 1)
Page (F5)
Change Menu pages 1 to 3 when Window Control is set to
Double Window
Pre Mark (F2)
Used when Marks are set in place. This button will position
(menu page 2)
the display to view the signal at any marks to the Left of your
present view.
Next Mark (F3)
Used when Marks are set in place. This button will position
(menu page 2)
the display to view the signal at any marks to the Right of
your present view.
Set/Clear (F4)
Sets a mark or Clears the indicated mark. To place a Mark
(menu page 2)
on the signal, place that portion of the signal to be observed
at the center verticle line (Bottom window) using the
Horizontal Position button. Press the Set button to add or
remove that mark.
Clear All (F2)
(menu page 3)
Clear all Marks
Play/Stop (F3)
Push this button to auto move the signal from left to right.
(menu page 3)
Set the signal window to the left most position using the
Horizontal position button. Press Play to start the signal
moving across the screen.
Press Stop to halt the
movement.
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Single-window Mode
Dual-window Mode
Location of expanded window data
Major Window
Minor Window
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4.2.1
Scan Mode Display (Roll Mode)
With the TIME/DIV control set to 80ms/div or slower and the trigger mode set to Auto, the oscilloscope
works in the scan acquisition mode. In this mode, the waveform display is updated from left to right
without any trigger or horizontal position control.
4.3
Vertical Controls
Vertical controls can be used to display and remove waveforms, adjust vertical size and position of the
signal, set input parameters and perform math calculations. Each channel has a separate vertical menu.
See below for menu description.
1.
VERTICAL POSITION Bar: Move the channel waveform up and down on the screen.
In
dual-window mode, move the waveforms in both windows at the same time in the same direction.
2.
Menu (CH1, CH2): Display vertical menu options; turn ON or OFF the display of channel
waveforms. Press the MENU button to turn on the Menu. Press the CH1 or CH2 button to select
the channel you want to adjust. Press the F5 key to switch from Menu page 1 to page 2.
Options
Settings
Comments
DC passes both DC and AC components of the input signal.
Coupling (F1)
(menu page 1)
DC
AC blocks the DC component of the input signal and
AC
attenuates signals below 10Hz.
Ground
Ground disconnects the input signal and applies a zero volt
input.
20MHz Bandwidth Limit
(F2)
(menu page 1)
VOLTS/Div (F3)
(menu page 1)
OFF
ON
Coarse
Fine
1X
Probe Attenuation (F4)
10X
(menu page 1)
100X
1000X
Limits the bandwidth to reduce display noise; filters the
signal to eliminate noise and other unnecessary HF
components.
Selects the resolution of the VOLTS bar.
‘Coarse’ defines a 1-2-5 sequence. ‘Fine’ changes the
resolution in smaller steps between the Coarse settings.
Select a value to match the probe attenuation factor so as to
ensure correct vertical readouts. Reduce bandwidth to
6MHz when using a 1X probe.
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Invert (F2)
Off
(menu page 2)
On
Reset (F3)
(menu page 2)
Inverts the waveform relative to the reference level.
Resets Vertical settings to default
Ground Coupling
Ground Coupling is used to display a zero-volt waveform. Internally, the channel input is connected with
a zero-volt reference level.
Remove Waveform Display
To remove a waveform from the screen, first push the menu button to display the vertical menu, and then
push the appropriate Channel button to remove the waveform. A channel waveform which is
unnecessary to display can be used as a trigger source or for math operations.
3.
VOLTS
Control the oscilloscope to magnify or attenuate the source signal of the channel waveform. The vertical
size of the display on the screen will change (increase or decrease). The key F3 may be used to switch
between Coarse and Fine. In the Fine resolution setting, the vertical scale readout displays the actual
VOLTS setting. The vertical scale changes only when the control is set to Course and the VOLTS control
is adjusted.
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4.
MATH MENU: Display the waveform math operations. See the table below for details.
The MATH menu contains source options for all math operations. Press the M/R button.
Operations
Enable (F1)
Source Options
ON
OFF
CH1+CH2
CH1-CH2
Operate (F2)
CH2-CH1
CH1xCH2
Comments
ON enables the Math functions
Add Channel 1 to Channel 2.
Subtract the Channel 2 waveform from the Channel
1 waveform.
Subtract the Channel 1 waveform from the Channel
2 waveform.
Multiply CH1 with CH2
CH1/CH2
Divide CH1 by CH2
CH2/CH1
Divide CH2 by CH1
WINDOW (F4) – There are 5 types of window
settings available: Hanning, Flattop, Rectangular,
Bartlett, and Blackman
FFT (F2)
Source(F3)
CH1 or CH2
Zoom (F2 page 2): Use the FFT Zoom button to
adjust the window size.
Scale: x1, x2, x5, x10.
Vertical Base (F3 page 2): dBrms or Vrms
Note: All selected menus are highlighted orange.
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4.3.1
Math FFT
This chapter elaborates on the Math FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) functionality. The Math FFT mode
may be used to convert a normal time-domain (YT) signal to its frequency components (spectrum), and
to observe the following:

Analyze harmonics in power cords;

Measure harmonic content and distortion in systems;

Characterize noise in DC power supplies;

Test impulse response of filters and systems;

Analyze vibration.
To use the Math FFT mode, perform the following tasks:

Set the source (time-domain) waveform;

Display the FFT spectrum;

Choose a type of FFT window;

Adjust the sample rate to display the fundamental frequency and harmonics without aliasing;

Use zoom controls to magnify the spectrum;

Use cursors to measure the spectrum.
4.3.1.1
Setting Time-domain Waveform
It is necessary to set the normal time-domain (YT) waveform before using the FFT mode. Follow the
steps below:
1.
2.
Push the AUTO button to display a standard YT waveform.
Click the VOLTS Key to ensure the entire waveform is visible on the screen. If the waveform is
invisible, the oscilloscope may display erroneous FFT results by adding high-frequency
components.
3.
Click the Vertical Position key to vertically move the YT waveform to the center (zero division) so as
to ensure the FFT will display a true DC value.
4.
Click the Horizontal Position key to position the part of the YT waveform to be analyzed in the
center eight divisions of the screen. The oscilloscope uses the 2048 center points of the
time-domain waveform to calculate the FFT spectrum.
5.
Click the TIME/DIV key to provide the resolution needed in the FFT spectrum.
If possible, set the oscilloscope to display multiple signal cycles. If the TIME/DIV key is clicked to
select a faster setting (fewer cycles), the FFT spectrum will display a larger frequency range and
reduce the possibility of FFT aliasing.
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6.
To set the FFT display, follow the steps below:
1.
Push the M/R button;
2.
Set the Operate key (F2) to FFT;
3.
Select the Math FFT Source (F3) channel.
In many situations, the oscilloscope can also generate a useful FFT spectrum despite the YT waveform
not being triggered. This is true if the signal is periodic or random (such as noise).
Note: Trigger and position transient or burst waveforms as close as possible to the screen
center.
Nyquist Frequency
The highest frequency that any real-time digital oscilloscope can measure without errors is half of the
sample rate, which is called the Nyquist frequency. Frequency information beyond the Nyquist
frequency is under sampled which brings about the FFT aliasing. The math function can convert the
center 2048 points of the time-domain waveform to an FFT spectrum. The resulting FFT spectrum
contains 1024 points from DC (0Hz) to the Nyquist frequency. Usually, the screen compresses the FFT
spectrum horizontally to 250 points, but you can use the FFT Zoom function to expand the FFT spectrum
so that you can clearly view the frequency components at each of the 1024 data points in the FFT
spectrum.
Note: The oscilloscope’s vertical response is slightly larger than its bandwidth (60MHz, 100MHz
or 200MHz, depending on the model; or 20MHz when the Bandwidth Limit option is set to
Limited). Therefore, the FFT spectrum can display valid frequency information above the
oscilloscope bandwidth. However, the amplitude information near or above the bandwidth will
not be accurate.
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4.3.1.2
Displaying FFT Spectrum
Push the MATH (M/R) button to display the Math menu. Use the options to select the Source channel,
the Window algorithm, and the FFT Zoom factor. Only one FFT spectrum can be displayed at a time.
Math FFT Options
Source (F3)
(menu page 1)
Window (F4)
(menu page 1)
FFT Zoom (F2)
(Menu page 2)
Settings
CH1, CH2
Hanning, Flat Top,
Rectangular(None),
Bartlett, Blackman
Comments
Choose a channel to be the FFT source.
Select a type for the FFT window. For more
information, refer to Section 5.3.1.3.
Change the horizontal magnification of the FFT
X1, X2, X5, X10
display. For detailed information, refer to Section
5.3.1.6.
Refer to image above for the following:
1.
Frequency at the center graticule line
2.
Vertical scale in dB per division (0dB=1VRMS, (Math menu page 2 – F3))
3.
Horizontal scale in frequency per division
4.
Sample rate in number of samples per second
5.
FFT Window type is set to desired type.
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4.3.1.3
Selecting FFT Window
Using FFT windows can eliminate the spectral leakage in the FFT spectrum. The FFT algorithm
assumes that the YT waveform repeats all the time. When the number of cycles is integral (1, 2, 3 ...),
the YT waveform starts and ends at the same amplitude and there are no discontinuities in the signal
shape.
If the number of cycles is non-integral, the YT waveform starts and ends at different amplitudes and the
transitions between the start and end points will cause discontinuities in the signal that introduce
high-frequency transients.
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Applying a FFT window to the YT waveform changes the waveform so that the start and stop values are
close to each other, thereby reducing the discontinuities. (Figure - Hanning window).
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FFT Window Selection: The Math FFT function has Five FFT Window options. There is a trade-off
between frequency resolution, Spectral Leakage, and amplitude accuracy for each type of the window
choices. Determine which one to choose according to the desired object to be measured and the source
signal characteristics.
Window
Measurement
Hanning
Random Waveform
Sinusoid
Flat Top
Waveform
Rectangular
(None or Boxcar)
Bartlett
Waveform
Random Waveform
Random or Mixed
Blackman
4.3.1.4
Pulse or Transient
Waveform
Characteristics
Good frequency resolution, Fair amplitude accuracy, and
Good Spectral leakage.
Poor frequency resolution, Best amplitude accuracy, and
Good Spectral Leakage.
Special-purpose
waveforms.
window applicable
to
discontinuous
Best frequency resolution, Poor amplitude
accuracy, and Poor Spectral Leakage.
Good frequency resolution, Fair amplitude accuracy, and
Fair Spectral Leakage.
Poor frequency resolution, Best amplitude accuracy, and
Best Spectral Leakage.
FFT Aliasing
Problems occur when the time-domain waveform acquired by the oscilloscope contains frequency
components higher than the Nyquist frequency. The frequency components above the Nyquist
frequency will be under sampled and displayed as lower frequency components that ‘fold back’ from the
Nyquist frequency. These erroneous components are called aliases.
4.3.1.5
Eliminating Aliases
To eliminate aliases, use the following methods.

Click the TIME/DIV key to set a faster sample rate. Since the Nyquist frequency increases as the
sample rate is increased, the aliased frequency components will be displayed correct. If too many
frequency components appear on the screen, use the FFT Zoom option to magnify the FFT
spectrum.

If there is no need to observe the frequency components above 20MHz, set the CH Bandwidth
Limit option to Limited.

Filter the signal input and limit the bandwidth of the source waveform to lower than the Nyquist
frequency.

Identify and ignore the aliased frequencies.

Use zoom controls and cursors to magnify and measure the FFT spectrum.
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4.3.1.6
Magnifying and Positioning FFT Spectrum
The FFT spectrum may be scaled, and the cursors used, to measure through the FFT Zoom option
which enables horizontal magnification. To vertically magnify the spectrum, use the vertical controls.
Horizontal Zoom and Position
The FFT Zoom option (page 2 of FFT option) may be used to magnify the FFT spectrum horizontally
without changing the sample rate. The available zoom factors are X1 (default), X2, X5 and X10. When
the zoom factor is set to X1 and the waveform is located at the center graticule, the left graticule line
position is 0Hz and the right position is the Nyquist frequency.
The FFT spectrum is magnified to the center graticule line when the zoom factor is adjusted. That is, the
axis for horizontal magnification is the center graticule line. Click the Horizontal Position Key to move the
FFT spectrum to the right.
Vertical Zoom and Position
When the FFT spectrum is being displayed, the channel vertical keys become the zoom and position
controls corresponding to their respective channels. The VOLTS key provides the following zoom
factors: X1 (default), X2, X5 and X10. The FFT spectrum is magnified vertically to the marker M (math
waveform reference point on the left edge of the screen). Click the Vertical Position key to move the
spectrum upward.
4.3.1.7
Using Cursors to Measure FFT Spectrum
Cursors may be used to take two measurements on the FFT spectrum: amplitude (in dB) and frequency
(in Hz). Amplitude is referenced to 0db equaling 1VRMS. Use cursors to measure at any zoom factor as
desired.
Push the CURSOR button and if the Type option is OFF select Voltage or Time. Click the Source option
and select Math. Press the Type option button to select between Voltage or Frequency. Click the
SELECT CURSOR option (F3) to choose a cursor, S or E. When highlighted move Cursor S and Cursor
E.
Use the horizontal cursor to measure the amplitude and the vertical cursor to measure the
frequency. Now the display at the DELTA menu is just the measured value, and the values at Cursor S
and Cursor E. Delta is the absolute value of Cursor S minus Cursor E.
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4.4
Trigger Controls
The trigger can be defined through the Trigger Menu. There are six types of triggering: Edge, Video,
Pulse Width, Swap, Slope and Overtime. Refer to the following tables to view the options for each type
of trigger.
TRIG MENU
Push the TRIG button to display trigger menus. The edge trigger is most commonly used. See the table
below for details.
Options
Type (F1)
Settings
Comments
Edge, Video,
By default the oscilloscope uses the edge trigger which triggers the
Pulse, Slope,
oscilloscope on the rising or falling edge of the input signal when it
and Overtime
crosses the trigger level (threshold).
Source
CH1
(F2)
CH2
Slope (F3)
Select the input source as the trigger signal.
CH1, CH2: Whether or not the waveform is displayed, the channel will
be triggered.
Rising
When Type (F1 ) is set to Edge, Set the edge to trigger for rising or
Falling
falling
When Type (F1) is set to Edge, Slope, Pulse, and OT select a trigger
mode.
Auto mode (default): In this mode, the oscilloscope is forced to
trigger when it does not detect a trigger within a certain amount of time
based on the TIME/DIV setting. The oscilloscope goes into the scan
Auto
Mode (F4)
mode at 80ms/div (or slower) time base settings.
Normal
Normal mode: the oscilloscope updates the display only when it
Single
detects a valid trigger condition. New waveforms are not displayed
until they replace older ones. Use this mode to just view valid
triggered waveforms (the display appears only after the first trigger
occurs).
Single mode: This mode will allow you to view a Single sweep of a
waveform.
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AC: Blocks DC components and attenuates signals below 10Hz.
AC
DC: Passes all components of the signal to the trigger circuit.
DC
HF Reject: Attenuates the high-frequency components above 80kHz.
(menu
HF Reject
LF Reject: Blocks DC components and attenuates the low-frequency
page 2)
LF Reject
components below 8kHz. Rejects power-line hum.
Coupling
Noise Reject
Noise Reject: Similar to DC coupling, except the sensitivity is
reduced to minimize false triggering on very noisy signals.
NOTE: Trigger coupling only affects the signal passed through the trigger system. It does not
affect the bandwidth or coupling of the signal displayed on the screen.
Video Trigger
Options
Settings
Comments
With Video highlighted, an NTSC, PAL or SECAM standard
Video (F1)
None
video signal will be triggered. The trigger coupling is preset
to AC.
Source (F2)
Polarity (F3)
Standard (F4)
CH1
CH2
Select the input source as the trigger signal.
Normal
Normal: Triggers on the negative edge of the sync pulse.
Inverted
Inverted: Triggers on the positive edge of the sync pulse.
NTSC
Pal/SECAM
All Lines
Sync (F5)
Line Number
Choose a proper video sync. When selecting Line Number
Odd Field
for the Sync option, use the User Select option to specify a
Even Field
line number.
All Fields
Note: With ‘Normal Polarity’, the trigger always occurs on negative-going sync pulses. If the
video signal contains positive-going sync pulses, use the Inverted Polarity option.
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Pulse Width Trigger
Use to trigger on aberrant or abnormal pulses.
Options
Settings
Comments
With Pulse highlighted, the trigger occurs on pulses that meet
Pulse (F1)
the trigger condition (defined by the ‘Source’, ‘When’ and ‘Set
(menu page 1)
Pulse Width’ options).
Source (F2)
CH1
(menu page 1)
CH2
Polarity (F3)
Positive
(menu page 1)
Negative
Mode (F4)
(menu page 1)
Auto
Normal
Select the input source as the trigger signal.
Polarity
Select the type of trigger. The Normal mode is best for most
pulse width trigger applications.
Single
Select the component of the trigger signal applied to the
DC
AC
Coupling (F2)
HF Reject
(menu page 2)
LF Reject
Noise Reject
trigger circuit.
HF Reject: Attenuates the high-frequency components above
80kHz.
LF Reject: Blocks DC components and attenuates the
low-frequency components below 8kHz.
Noise Reject: Similar to DC coupling, except the
sensitivity is reduced to minimize false triggering
on very noisy signals.
=
When (F3)
≠
(menu page 2)
>
Select the trigger condition.
<
PulseWidth (F4)
(menu page 2)
F5
20ns to 10.0sec
With Set Pulse Width highlighted, set the pulse width.
Switch between submenu pages
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Trigger “When”: The pulse width of the source must be ≥5ns so that the oscilloscope can detect the
pulse.
, ≠: Within a ±5% tolerance, triggers the oscilloscope when the signal pulse width is equal to or not
equal to the specified pulse width.
,
: Triggers the oscilloscope when the source signal pulse width is less than or greater than the
specified pulse width.
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Slope Trigger: Judges trigger according to the rising or falling time (more flexible and accurate than the
Edge trigger).
Options
Settings
Slope (F1)
Source (F2)
Slope (F3)
CH1
CH2
Rising
Falling
Normal
Mode (F4)
Comments
Choose which slope the signal is triggered from.
Auto
Single
Select the input source as the trigger signal.
Select which slope of the signal is triggered on.
Select the type of trigger. The Normal mode is best for
most applications.
DC
Coupling (F2)
(menu page 2)
AC
Noise Reject
HF Reject
Selects the components of the trigger signal applied to the
trigger circuitry.
LF Reject
Vertical (F3)
V1
(menu page 2)
V2
Adjust the vertical window by setting two trigger levels.
=
When (F4)
≠
(menu page 2)
>
Select the trigger condition.
<
Time (F2)
(menu page 3)
20ns to 10.0sec
With this option highlighted, set the time span using the
multifunction control.
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Alter Trigger: (A feature of analog oscilloscopes) provides stable displays of signals at two different
frequencies. Mainly it uses a specific frequency to switch between two analog channels CH1 and CH2
so that the channels will generate swap trigger signals through the trigger circuitry.
Options
Settings
Alter (F1)
Channel
Comments
Press CH1 (F2) or CH2 (F3)
Must be in Single Window mode (HORZ)
CH1 (F2)
Push an option such as CH1, select the channel trigger type and
CH2 (F3)
set the menu interface.
Options in submenus. Alter (Swap) Trigger allows CH1 and CH2 to select trigger modes and to display
waveforms on the same screen. That is, both channels can choose from the four trigger modes.
Type
Slope (F2)
Edge
Rising
Falling
Select which slope of the signal is triggered on.
AC
DC
Coupling (F3)
HF Reject
LF Reject
Select the components of the trigger signal applied to the trigger
circuitry.
Noise Reject
Back (F4)
Type
Polarity (F2)
Standard (F3)
Displays initial Alter mode Trigger screen to allow CH selection
Video
Normal
Inverted
Select to trigger on positive or negative pulses.
NTSC
PAL/SECAM
All Lines
All Fields
Sync (F4)
Even Field
Odd Field
Line Number
Back (F5)
Displays initial Alter mode Trigger screen to allow CH selection
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Type
Polarity (F2)
Pulse
Positive
Negative
Select to trigger on positive or negative pulses.
=
≠
When (F3)
<
Select the trigger condition.
>
Set PW (F4)
Pulse Width
Page (F5)
Use Multifunction control to set Pulse width.
Set Menu page to 1 or 2
AC
DC
Coupling (F2)
HF Reject
LF Reject
Select the components of the trigger signal applied to the trigger
circuitry.
Noise Reject
Back (F3)
Type
Polarity (F2)
Displays initial Alter mode Trigger screen to allow CH selection
O.T.
Positive
Negative
Overtime (F3)
Select to trigger on positive or negative pulses.
Use Multifunction control to set Overtime timing.
AC
DC
Coupling (F4)
HF Reject
LF Reject
Noise Reject
Back (F5)
Selects the components of the trigger signal applied to the
trigger circuitry.
Displays initial Alter mode Trigger screen to allow CH selection
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Overtime Trigger: In Pulse Width trigger mode, it may take some time for a trigger to occur. Since a
complete pulse width is not needed to trigger the oscilloscope, it may be desired to trigger just upon the
overtime point. This is called Overtime Trigger. Press on TRIG to enter Trigger mode.
Options
Type
Source (F2)
Polarity (F3)
Settings
CH1
CH2
Positive
Negative
Normal
Mode (F4)
Comments
O.T.
Auto
Single
Page (F5)
Select channel to source the trigger
Select to trigger on positive or negative pulses.
Select the type of trigger. The Normal mode is best for most
applications.
Change page from 1 to 2
Overtime (F2)
Adjust timing using the Multifunction control.
(menu page 2)
AC
Coupling (F3)
(menu page 2)
DC
HF Reject
LF Reject
Selects the components of the trigger signal applied to the
trigger circuitry.
Noise Reject
50% (F4)
Page (F5)
Change page from 2 to 1
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Holdoff: To use Trigger Holdoff, push the HORI button and set the Holdoff Time option (F3). The Trigger
Holdoff function can be used to generate a stable display of complex waveforms (such as pulse trains).
Holdoff is the time between when the oscilloscope detects one trigger and when it is ready to detect
another. During the holdoff time, the oscilloscope will not trigger. For a pulse train, the holdoff time can
be adjusted to let the oscilloscope trigger only on the first pulse in the train.
Use the Multifunction control to adjust the timing for this feature.
Acquisition Interval
Acquisition Interval
Trigger Level
Indicates
Trigger Points
Holdoff
Holdoff
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4.5
Menu and Option Buttons
As shown below, these four buttons on the front panel are used mainly to recall relative setup menus.
SAVE/RECALL: Displays the Save/Recall menu for setups and waveforms. (Save/Recall)
MEASURE: Displays the Measure menu. (MEAS)
CURSOR: Displays the Cursor menu. (CUSOR )
UTIILITY: Displays the Utility menu. (UTILITY)
DISPLAY: Displays the Display menu. Click Utility button and go to menu page 4, Display is F3.
ACQUIRE: Displays the Acquire menu. Click Utility button and go to menu page 4, Acquire is F4.
4.5.1
SAVE/RECALL
Press the SAVE/RECALL button to save or recall oscilloscope setups or waveforms.
The first page shows the following menu.
Options
Wave
Source (F1)
Settings
F1
CH1
CH2
Comments
Press F1 to engage Waveform mode
Select a waveform display to store.
SD
Media (F2)
USB
Select the location for saving the data
Flash
Location (F3)
Used with SD and Flash only. Select the memory location
Save (F4)
Save the current set up
Page (F5)
Change page from 1 to 2
Recall (F2)
(menu page 2)
Delete (f3)
(menu page 2)
Recall a specified setup based on the memory and location.
Delete a specified setup based on the memory and location.
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Press the Save/Recall button to view the Save/Recall main menu.
Options
Settings
SetUp (F2)
Source (F1)
Location (F2)
From the main Setup/Recall menu, Press F2 to engage SetUp mode
Local
Store the current setups to the USB disk or the Local internal memory
USB
of the oscilloscope.
0 to 9
Save (F3)
Setup field.
Returns you to the Save/Recall main menu
Settings
CSV (F3)
File List (F2)
settings or from which to recall the waveform settings.
Complete the saving operation.
Back (F5)
Source (F1)
Specify the memory location in which to store the current waveform
Recall the oscilloscope settings stored in the location selected in the
Recall (F4)
Options
Comments
Comments
From the main Setup/Recall menu, Press F3 to engage CSV mode
CH1
CH2
Select a waveform display to store.
Close
Open a file to save the waveform in.
Open
connected in order to save the waveform. Close file after saving.
Save (F3)
Recall (F4)
Delete (F5)
A USB device must be
Complete the saving operation.
Recall the oscilloscope waveform stored in the location selected in the
Setup field. USB device must be attached and contain saved file
Delete the highlighted waveform file from the USB device.
See below for waveform menus.
At most 9 groups of setups can be stored
The white waveforms on the menu is the
recall RefA waveform
Note: The oscilloscope will save the current settings 5 seconds after the last modification, and it
will recall these settings the next time the oscilloscope is powered ON.
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4.5.2
MEASURE
Push the MEAS key to view the following menu.
There are 23 types of measurements and up to 8 can be displayed at a time.
Options
Settings
Modify (F5)
Source (F1)
Type (F2)
Comments
Press F5 to Select the measure Source and Type.
CH1
CH2
Frequency
Period
Average/Mean
Pk-Pk
CRMS
Minimum
Maximum
Rising
Falling
+ Width
- Width
Delay 1-2 ↑
Delay 1-2 ↓
+ Duty
- Duty
Base
Top
Select the measure source.
Calculate the waveform frequency by measuring the first cycle.
Calculate the time of the first cycle.
Calculate the arithmetic mean voltage over the entire record.
Calculate the absolute difference between the greatest and the
smallest peaks of the entire waveform.
Calculate the actual RMS voltage measurement of the first
complete cycle of the waveform.
Examine the waveform record of all points in the current window
and display the minimum value.
Examine the waveform record of all points in the current window
and display the maximum value.
Measure the time between 10% and 90% of the first rising edge
of the waveform.
Measure the time between 90% and 10% of the first falling edge
of the waveform.
Measure the time between the first rising edge and the next
falling edge at the waveform 50% level.
Measure the time between the first falling edge and the next
rising edge at the waveform 50% level.
The delay of the rising time between Channel 1 and Channel 2
The delay of the falling time between Channel 1 and Channel 2
Positive duty cycle =(Positive pulse width)/Period x 100%.
Measured from the first waveform.
Negative duty cycle =(Negative pulse width)/Period x 100%.
Measured from the first waveform.
Voltage of the statistical minimum level, measured over the entire
waveform
Voltage of the statistical maximum level, measured over the
entire waveform
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Middle
Amplitude
Overshoot
Preshoot
RMS
Off
OK (F5)
Voltage at the 50% level of the base to the top
Amplitude = Base – Top, measured over the entire waveform
Negative overshoot = (Base – Min)/Amp x100%, measured over
the entire waveform
Postitive overshoot = (Max – Top)/Amp x100%, measured over
the entire waveform
The Root Mean Square voltage over the entire waveform
Do not take a measurement.
Press to engage Measurement after Source and Type is
selected.
The readouts in larger font size on the menu are the results of the corresponding measurements
only.
Taking Measurements: For a single waveform (or a waveform divided among multiple waveforms), up
to 8 automatic measurements can be displayed at a time. The waveform channel must stay in an ‘ON’
(displayed) state to facilitate the measurement. The automatic measurement cannot be performed on
reference or math waveforms, or in XY or Scan mode.
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4.5.3
CURSOR
The Cursor Menu is accessed by pressing the CURSOR button.
Options
Settings
Off
Type (F1)
Voltage
Time
Comments
Select a measurement cursor and display it.
Voltage measures amplitude while Time measures frequency and
time.
CH1
CH2
Source (F2)
MATH
REFA
Select a waveform to take the cursor measurement.
Use the readouts to show the measurement.
REFB
‘S’ indicates Cursor 1. ‘E’ indicates Cursor 2.
Select Cursor
S
A selected cursor can be moved independently using the Multifunction
(F3)
E
ring control. When neither cursor is highlighted, they both are moved
at the same time using the arrow keys on the Multifunction control.
Delta (F4)
Displays the measurement of the difference between the two cursors.
Moving Cursors: Press the Select Cursor (F3) key to select a cursor (S, E, or both) and move it using
the multifunction control. Cursors can be moved only when the Cursor Menu is displayed.
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4.5.4
UTILITY
Push the UTILITY button to display the Utility Menu as follows.
Options
Comments
Sys Info (F1)
Display the software and hardware versions, serial number and other information
(menu page 1)
Update (F2)
(menu page 1)
Self Cal* (F3)
(menu page 1)
System (F2)
(menu page 2)
Shutdown (F3)
(menu page 2)
about the oscilloscope.
Insert a USB disk with an upgrade program; the disk icon at the top left corner is
highlighted. Press F4 to Confirm the Update Program button; the Software Upgrade
dialog will pop up. Press F2 (Highlighted Update) to cancel operation.
Press this option and the Self Calibration dialog will pop up. Press F4 to Confirm and
perform the self calibration. Press F3 (Highlighted Self Cal) to cancel. Remove all
probes before test.
Set System parameters. Sound (On/Off), Language (English, Chinese), Interface
*
color, Time Set (Date and Time), PC Set (USB or NET ).
Set the meters Auto-Off timing when Action is set to PowerOff. Set Auto-Off time (F2)
using the Multifunction control arrow keys. Press F3 to confirm setting changes,
Press F4 to cancel changes, Press F5 to go back to main Utility menu.
Record a video of your waveforms.
Play
Video (F4)
USB to SD
(menu page 2)
SD to USB
Delete
Back – go back to the main Utility menu
Probe Check
Probe Ck (F2)
(menu page 3)
*
Probe
- (CH-1x, CH2-1x, CH1-10x, CH2-10x) Set to match probe setting.
Check
- Turn on 1KHz Comp signal
Finish
- Turn off Comp signal
Cancel
- Cancel Probe Check
Ethernet port reserved for future use
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Utility Mode menu continued …
(menu page 1 of Pass/Fail)
Enable Test - Open / Close (On / Off)
Pass/Fail (F3)
Source - CH1 or Ch2
(menu page 3)
Start
End
(menu page 2 of Pass/Fail)
Msg display (F2) - Open/Close – turn On/Off Message display
Pass/Fail
Out (F3) – Pass, Fail, Pass Ring, Fail Ring - Alarm settings
Out Stop (F4) – Pass , Fail - Stop test on pass or fail
Page (F5) – Change to page 3 of Pass/Fail menu
(menu page 3 of Pass/Fail)
Pass/Fail
Regular (F2) - Alter vertical or horizontal divisions of the test Mask
Create (F3) - Adjust Vertical and Horizontal div and press Create to set Mask
Save (F4) – Save Mask division settings to SD or USB memory
Back (F5) – Go back to main Utility menu
Record (F4)
(menu page 3)
Type Off, Record, Play, Save
Rec, Source, Time Interval, End Frame
Start / End on page 2
Type
Filter (F2)
(menu page 4)
Off, Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Band Stop.
Source
Up
Down
Display (F3)
This menu item controls the Display. See section 5.5.5 for these settings
(menu page 4)
Acquire (F4)
(menu page 4)
This menu item controls the signal Acquire mode. See section 5.5.6 for these
settings.
DMM (F2)
On – Turn on the Digital multimeter functions.
(menu page 5)
Off – Turn off the Digital multimeter functions.
Frequency (F3)
(menu page 5)
On –
OFF Fan Test –
More (F4)
(menu page 5)
SD Status –
System Features – Store Depth, SD Card, Video, Net Card (Ethernet port reserved
for future use)
*Self Calibration: The self calibration routine can optimize the precision of the oscilloscope to
accommodate the ambient temperature. To maximize the accuracy, perform the self calibration when
o
the ambient temperature changes by 5 C or more. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Tip: Press any menu button on the front panel to remove the status display and to enter a
corresponding menu.
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Pass/Fail Example:
The Pass/Fail Test is one of the enhanced special functions of this oscilloscope. By this function, the
Scope can compare the input signal with the established waveform mask (Shown in blue in figure). If the
waveform “touches” the mask, a “Fail” signal occurs, otherwise the test passes. When needed, a
programmable output can be used for external automatic control applications. The output is built in as a
standard feature and is optically isolated. Do the steps as follows:
1.
Save a waveform as the reference for comparison.
2.
Input the reference waveform into CH1 and press AUTO to sync on that waveform.
3.
Press the M/R button to enter the REF mode. Set Source to CH1 and Location to RefA. Press
SAVE button (F3)
4.
Press the Utility key to enter the Utility menu.
5.
Press the F5 key to go to page 3.
6.
Press Pass/Fail (F3) button to enter the Pass/Fail menu.
7.
On page 1, Set Enable to Open to turn On Pass/Fail, Select Source to CH1 (the input source).
8.
On Page 2 of the Pass/Fail menu, set OUT STOP to Open (on) or Close (off) to enable the Stop-on
function.
Set OUT to pass or fail to choose Stop-on pass or fail.
Set OUT to Pass Ring or Fail Ring to set an alarm tone.
Set Msg Display to Open (On) or Close (Off).
9.
Create the Pass/Fail Mask: Go to page 3 of the Pass/Fail menu and Click on Regular.
Change the Vertical or Horizontal values of the mask (shown in blue in figure) by clicking the up or
down keys on the multifunction control to set the div of the vertical and horizontal values.
Press the Create button to enter these new values into the mask.
Press the Save button to enter mask save mode. Set up the memory device and location to
save the mask settings. This can be to either the local SD memory or a USB memory device.
Press Save to save the mask or Recall to retrieve a previously saved mask.
Click Back twice to return to the Pass/Fail menu.
10. From page 1 or the Pass/Fail menu, Press Start to start the Pass/Fail function. Press
End to stop the test. See the Pass/Fail test display in the figure below.
Note the Message Display in the upper left corner.
11. To Turn off Pass/Fail testing, Set Enable Test on page 1 of the Pass/Fail menu to
Close
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Pass/Fail test – Mask (Blue) and signal (yellow) display
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4.5.5
DISPLAY
The waveform display is affected by settings of the oscilloscope. A waveform can be measured once it is
captured. The different styles to display a waveform on the screen give significant information about it.
There are two modes to display waveforms; Single-window and Double window.
Refer to Horizontal Controls for more information.
Press the Utility button and then the DISPLAY button on page 4 of the Utility menu.
Options
Type (F1)
Settings
Vectors
Dots
Comments
‘Vectors’ fills up the space between adjacent sample points
in the display; ‘Dots’ displays the sample points only.
Auto
Persistency (F2)
0.2S-8S selectable
Length of time to display each displayed sample point.
Infinite
DSO mode (F3)
Contrast (F4)
YT
YT – normal or standard signal view
XY
XY – XY format
0-15
Use the Multifunction control to set the display contrast.
Menu page 2
Dotted Line
Grid (F2)
Real Line
Set up for display of the grid lines.
Off
Use the Multifunction control to set the brightness of the
Grid Intensity (F3)
Refresh Rate (F4)
displays Grid lines.
Auto
30, 40, 50 Frames
Set refresh rate of display (default is Auto)
Menu Page 3
Use multifunction control arrow keys to change waveform
Wave Bright (F2)
BL Keep (F3)
Menu Keep (F4)
brightness.
Unlimited
5, 10, 30, 60 Sec
Unlimited
5, 10, 30, 60 Sec
Set how long the Backlight is on before it turns off
Set how long the Menu is displayed before it turns off
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4.5.6
ACQUIRE
The acquisition modes of an oscilloscope control how waveform points are generated from
sample points. Press the Utility button and then the ACQUIRE key on page 4 of the Utility menu.
Options
Type (F1)
Settings
Comments
Real Time
Acquire waveforms by real-time digital technique.
Equ-Time
Rebuild waveforms by equivalent sample technique.
Normal: Acquire and accurately display most waveforms.
Normal
Mode (F2)
Peak: Detect glitches and eliminate the possibility of aliasing.
Peak
(Real Time)
Average: Reduce random or uncorrelated noise in signal
Average
display. The number of averages is selectable.
4
Averages (F3)
16
Mode (F2) must be set top Average.
(Real Time)
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Select the number of averages.
128
LongMem (F4)
4K, 40K, 512K
Memory depth - Select the memory depth.
Back (F5)
Go back to the main Utility menu
Normal: (Sample mode) creates a waveform in the oscilloscope by saving a collection of sample points.
The samples are taken at each waveform interval.
Normal Acquisition Intervals
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Sample Points
Normal Mode Acquires a Single Sample Point in each Waveform Interval
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Peak Detect: Use this mode to detect glitches within 10ns and to limit the possibility of aliasing. This
mode is valid at the TIME/DIV setting of 4µs/div or slower. Once the TIME/DIV setting is adjusted to
4µs/div or faster, the acquisition mode will change to Normal because the sample rate is fast enough
and Peak Detect is unnecessary. The oscilloscope does not display a message that the mode has been
changed to Normal.
Average: Use this mode to reduce random or uncorrelated noise in the signal to be displayed. Acquire
data in Normal mode and then average some number of waveforms. Choose the number of acquisitions
(4, 16, 64 or 128) to average for the waveform.
Stopping the Acquisition: When running acquisition mode, the waveform display is LIVE. Stop the
acquisition (press the RUN/STOP button) to freeze the display. In either mode, the waveform display
can be scaled or positioned by vertical and horizontal controls.
Equivalent Acquisition: Repeats the Normal acquisition. Use this mode to take a specific observation
on repeatedly displayed periodic signals. A resolution of 40ps can be obtained, (i.e. 25GS/s sample rate),
which is much higher than that obtained in real-time acquisition mode.
The acquisition principle is as follows.
As shown above, aquire a repeatable input signal. Sample the signal at various intervals. Store the
digital values in memory. The Sample points can now be use to recreate the waveform.
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4.5.7
Fast Action Buttons
AUTO: Automatically set the oscilloscope controls to generate a usable display of the input signals.
Refer to the following table for relative content.
RUN/STOP: Continuously acquire waveforms or stop the acquisition.
4.5.8
AUTOSET
Autoset is one of the most useful modes of the digital oscilloscope. When the AUTO button is pressed,
the oscilloscope will identify the type of waveform (sine or square) and adjust controls according to the
input signal so that it can accurately display the waveform.
Functions
Settings made automatically
Acquire Mode
Adjusts to Normal or Peak Detect
Cursor
Off
Display Format
Sets to YT
Display Type
Sets to Vectors for an FFT spectrum; otherwise, unchanged
Horizontal Position
Adjusted
TIME/DIV
Adjusted
Trigger Coupling
Adjusts to DC, Noise Reject, LF Reject or HF Reject
Trigger Holdoff
Minimum
Trigger Level
Sets to 50%
Trigger Mode
Auto
Trigger Source
Adjusted
Trigger Slope
Adjusted
Trigger Type
Edge
Trigger Video Sync
Adjusted
Trigger Video Standard
Adjusted
Vertical Bandwidth
Vertical Coupling
Volts
Full
DC (if GND was chosen before); AC for the video signal; otherwise,
unchanged
Adjusted
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The Autoset function examines all channels for signals and displays corresponding waveforms. Autoset
determines the trigger source according to the following conditions.

If multiple channels receive signals, the oscilloscope will use the channel with the lowest
frequency signal as the trigger source.

If no signals are found, the oscilloscope will use the lowest-numbered channel displayed in
Autoset as the trigger source.

If no signals are found and no channels are displayed, the oscilloscope will display and use
Channel 1 as the trigger source.
Sine Wave:
When the Autoset function is used and the oscilloscope determines that the signal is similar to a sine
wave, the oscilloscope displays the following options:
Sine Wave Options
Details
Multi-cycle Sine
Display multiple cycles that have appropriate vertical and horizontal scales.
Single-cycle Sine
Set the horizontal scale to display approx. one cycle of waveform.
Convert the input time-domain signal to its frequency components and
FFT
display the result as a graph of frequency versus amplitude (spectrum). See
Section 5.3.1 Math FFT for more information.
Cancel Setup
Allow the oscilloscope to recall the previous setup.
Square Wave or Pulse:
When the Autoset function is used and the oscilloscope determines that the signal is similar to a square
wave or pulse, the oscilloscope displays the following options:
Square Wave Options
Multi-cycle Square
Details
Display multiple cycles that have appropriate vertical and horizontal scales.
Set the horizontal scale to display approx. one cycle of waveform. The
Single-cycle Square
oscilloscope
displays
Min.,
Mean
and
Positive
Width
automatic
measurements.
Rising Edge
Display the rising edge.
Falling Edge
Display the falling edge.
Cancel Setup
Allow the oscilloscope to recall the previous setup.
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Chapter 5 - Multimeter Operation
Multimeter Operation Window
Figure 7-1 Multimeter operation window
Description
1) Measurement mode indicators:
DC: Direct current measurement
AC: Alternating current measurement
2) Input jacks and connection diagrams.
3) Manual/Auto range indicators, among which the MANUAL refers to measuring range in
manual operation mode and Auto means the measuring range in automatic operation
mode.
4) Measured value display.
5) Bar graph indicator.
6) DC or AC Measurement mode control.
7) Absolute/Relative magnitude measuring control: The sign “||” expresses the absolute
magnitude measuring control and “∆” represents the relative magnitude measuring
control.
8) Manually or automatically measuring range control.
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Operating the Multimeter
From the the oscilloscope window, press the OSC/DMM key, the oscilloscope will switch to
the multimeter mode window. The screen will then display the measurement mode window
that was in use the last time the multimeter was switched OFF. When switching to the
multimeter measurement mode for the first time, the default measurement mode is DC
voltage.
Measuring Resistance Values
To measure a resistance, perform the following:
1) Press the R key; the resistance measurement window appears on the screen.
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
3) Connect the red and black test leads to the resistor. The resistance value is shown on the
screen in Ohms. Refer to the screen image in figure 7-2.
Figure 7-2 Resistance Measurement
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Making a Diode Measurement
To make a measurement on the diode, perform the following:
1) Press the diode key; the diode symbol appears at the top of the screen. .
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
3) Connect the red and black leads to the diode; the voltage value of the diode is displayed
on the screen in volts. The screen will then resemble the image in figure 7-3.
Figure 7-3 Diode Measurement
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Making a Continuity Measurement
To perform a Continuity test, perform the following:
1) Press the ))) key; the ))) indictor appears at the top of the screen.
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
3) Connect the red and black leads to the test points. If the resistance value of the tested
points is less than 30 Ω, a beep will sound from the test tool. The screen will resemble the
image in figure 7-4.
Figure 7-4 Continuity Measurement
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Making a Capacitance Measurement
To measure a capacitance, do the following:
1) Press the
key; the
symbol appears at the top of the screen.
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
3) Connect the red and black leads to the capacitor; the capacitance value is displayed on
the screen in µF or nF. The screen will resemble the image in figure 7-5.
Figure 7-5 Capacitance Measurement
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Making a DC Voltage Measurement
To measure a DC voltage, perform the following:
1) Press the V key; the Auto DC icon appears at the top of the screen.
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
3) Connect the red and black leads to the measurement points; the voltage value of the
measured points is displayed on the screen. The screen will resemble the image in figure
7-6.
Figure 7-6 DC voltage Measurement
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Making an AC Voltage Measurement
To measure the AC voltage, perform the following:
1) Press the V key; the DC icon appears on the screen.
2) Press the F1 key; the AC icon appears on the screen.
3) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
4) Connect the red and black leads to the measured points; the AC voltage value of the
measured points will be displayed on the screen. The screen will resemble the image in
figure 7-7.
Figure 7-7 AC voltage Measurement
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Making a DC Current Measurement
To measure a DC current smaller than 600 mA, perform the following:
1) Press the A key; the DC icon appears on the screen. The unit of measure on the main
reading screen is mA. Press F2 to switch the measurement between mA and 10A.
600mA is acquiescence.
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the mA banana
jack input.
3) Connect the red and black leads to the measured points; the DC current value of
measured
points will be displayed on the screen. The screen will resemble the image in figure 7-8.
NOTE: For current measurements 5 amps and above, limit the measurement time to 15
seconds and allow for a 1 minuite cool down between measurements.
Figure 7-8 DC current Measurement for 600 mA
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To measure a DC current greater than 600 mA, perform the following:
1) Press the A key; the DC icon appears on the screen. The unit of measure on the main
reading screen is mA.
2) Press the F2 key to switch to 10A measurement, the unit of measure on the main reading
is A.
3) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the 10A banana
jack input.
4) Connect the red and black leads to the measured points; the DC current value of the
measured points will be displayed on the screen.
5) Press F2 to return to 600 mA measurement.
The screen will resemble the image in figure 7-9.
Figure 7-9 DC Current Measurement for 10A
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Making an AC Current Measurement
To measure an AC current smaller than 600 mA, perform the following:
1) Press the A key; the DC icon appears on the screen. The unit of measure on the main
reading screen is mA; the mA icon will display on the bottom of the screen, press F2 to
switch the measurement between mA and 10A. 600mA is acquiescence.
2) Press the F1 key once; the AC icon will display on the screen.
3) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the mA banana
jack input.
4) Connect the red and black leads to the measured points; the AC current value of
measured points will be displayed on the screen. The screen will resemble the image
shown in figure 7-10.
NOTE: For current measurements 5 amps and above, limit the measurement time to 15
seconds and allow for a 1 minuite cool down between measurements.
Figure 7-10 AC Current Measurement for 600 mA
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To measure an AC current greater than 600 mA, perform the following:
1) Press the A key; the DC icon appears on the screen. The unit on the main reading screen
is mA.
2) Press F2 key to switch to the 10A measurement mode, the unit on the main reading
screen is A.
3) Press the F1 key once and the AC icon will display on the the screen.
4) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the 10A banana
jack input.
5) Connect the red and black leads to the measured points and the AC current value of the
measured points will be displayed on the screen.
6) Press F2 to return to the 600 mA measurement mode.
The screen will resemble the image shown in figure 7-11.
Figure 7-11 AC Current Measurement for 10A
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Taking a Relative Measurement
A relative measurement is a measurement taken and compared to a stored reference value.
The resultant display represents the measurement minus the reference value.
The following example illustrates the relative measurement process. The first step is
to store a reference value.
1) Press the ‘Ω’ key.
2) Insert the black lead into the COM banana jack input and the red lead into the V/Ω/C
banana jack input.
3) Connect the red and black test leads to a resistor. The resistance value is shown on the
screen in Ohms.
4) When the reading stabilizes, press the F1 key; the ||/ is displayed on the top of the
screen.
The saved reference value is displayed.
The screen will resemble the image shown in figure 7-12.
Manual
Manual
Figure 7-12 Relative Measurement
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Selecting Automatic/Manual Range Adjustment
The default mode is the automatic range mode. For example: In the DC voltage mode,
to switch to the manual range, perform the following steps:
1) Press F3 to enter the manual range mode; the Manual icon is displayed.
2) In the manual range mode, the measuring range is increased each time the F4 is pressed.
When the highest range is reached, the next F4 key press moves the meter to the lowest
range.
3) Press F3 to revert to the automatic range mode; the Auto icon is displayed again.
Attention: Capacitance measurements cannot be made in the manual range mode.
The screen will resemble the image shown in figure 7-13.
Manual DC
Manual
Figure 7-13 Manual Range Mode
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Chapter 6 - Troubleshooting
6.1 Problem Solving
1.
If the oscilloscope will not power ON, follow these steps:
1
Check the power cord to verify it has been connected properly;
2
Check the power on/off button to ensure it has been pushed;
3
Restart the oscilloscope.
Contact your local Extech distributor or the Extech Technical Support department if the problem persists.
2.
If waveforms will not display when the oscilloscope is switched ON:
1
Check the probe to assure it is properly connected to the input BNC;
2
Check the channel switch (such as CH1, CH2 menu buttons) to make sure it has been
turned on;
3
Check the input signal to verify it has been connected to the probe correctly;
4
Verify that all measured circuits indeed have signals to output;
5
Raise the magnitude for DC signals;
6
Press the Auto button to perform an automatic detection of signals.
Contact Extech Technical Support department if there is still no display of waveforms.
3.
If the waveform of the input signal is seriously distorted, follow these steps:
1
Check the probe to assure a proper connection to the channel BNC;
2
Check the probe to assure a good connection to the measured object;
3
Check the probe to verify that it has been well calibrated. Otherwise, refer to the content
regarding Calibration in this manual.
4.
If the waveform is moving continuously on the screen and can not be triggered:
1
Check the trigger source to ensure that it is consistent with the input channel;
2
Check the trigger level to assure a correct setting.
3
Check the trigger mode to confirm that it is an appropriate selection for the input signal.
The default trigger mode is Edge trigger. However, edge triggering it is not suitable for
every type of input signal.
5.
If the meter will not display current measurements:
The internal fuses may have opened. The meter is protected by two fast acting fuses not
accessible to the user. The fuses are rated: 1A (600V) and 12A (600V) fast acting.
Please contact a local Extech distributor or the Extech Technical Support department for
assistance in locating a local service center.
Chapter 7 - Specifications
7.1
Technical Specifications
All published specifications apply to the MS6000 series oscilloscopes. Before checking an
oscilloscope to verify its compliance with these specifications, ensure that the oscilloscope
meets the following conditions:

The oscilloscope must have undergone a twenty minute warm-up period under the
specified operating temperature.

The ‘Do Self Cal’ operation must be performed through the Utility menu if the operating
temperature changes by more than 5oC.

The oscilloscope must be within the factory calibration interval.
All specifications are guaranteed unless noted ‘typical’.
Oscilloscope Specifications
Horizontal
Sample Rate Range
1GS/s
Waveform Interpolation
(sin x)/x
Record Length
Maximum 1M samples per single-channel; maximum 512K
samples per dual-channel
MS6060
TIME/DIV Range
Sample Rate and
Delay Time Accuracy
MS6200
MS6100
4ns/div to 40s/div, in a 2, 4, 8
2ns/div to 40s/div, in a 2, 4, 8
sequence
sequence
±50ppm over any ≥1ms time interval
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Single-shot, Normal mode
Delta Time Measurement
± (1 sample interval +100ppm × reading + 0.6ns)
Accuracy
>16 averages
(Full Bandwidth)
± (1 sample interval + 100ppm × reading + 0.4ns)
Sample interval = s/div ÷ 200
MS6060
MS6100
Position Range
4ns/div to 8ns/div
(-8div × s/div) to 20ms
20ns/div to 80μs/div
(-8div × s/div) to 40ms
200μs/div to 40s/div
(-8div × s/div) to 400s
MS6200
2ns/div to 10ns/div
(-4div × s/div) to 20ms
Vertical
A/D Converter
VOLTS Range
Position Range
8-bit resolution,
each channel is sampled simultaneously
2mV/div to 5V/div at input BNC
2mV/div to 200mV/div, ±2V
>200mV/div to 5V/div, ±50V
Analog Bandwidth in
2mV/div to 20mV/div, ±400mV
Normal and Average
50mV/div to 200mV/div, ±2V
modes at BNC or with probe, DC
500mV/div to 2V/div, ±40V
Coupled
5V/div, ±50V
Selectable Analog Bandwidth Limit,
typical
Low Frequency Response (-3db)
20MHz
≤10Hz at BNC
MS6060
Rise Time at BNC, typical
<5.8ns
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±3% for Normal or Average acquisition mode, 5V/div
DC Gain Accuracy
to 10mV/div
±4% for Normal or Average acquisition mode,
5mV/div to 2mV/div
Measurement Type: Average of ≥16 waveforms with
vertical position at zero
Accuracy: ± (3% × reading + 0.1div + 1mV) when
10mV/div or greater is selected
DC Measurement Accuracy,
Measurement Type: Average of ≥16 waveforms with
Average Acquisition Mode
vertical position not at zero
Accuracy: ± [3% × (reading + vertical position) + 1%
of vertical position + 0.2div]
Add 2mV for settings from 2mV/div to 200mV/div;
add 50mV for settings from 200mV/div to 5V/div
Volts Measurement Repeatability,
Average Acquisition Mode
Delta volts between any two averages of ≥16
waveforms acquired under same setup and ambient
conditions
Note: Bandwidth reduced to 6MHz when using a 1X probe.
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Trigger
Coupling
Sensitivity
Source
MS6060
MS6200
MS6100
1div from DC to
1.5div from 10MHz
10MHz;
to 100MHz;
Trigger Sensitivity
1.5div from 10MHz
2div from 100MHz
(Edge Trigger Type)
to Full
to Full
DC
CH1
CH2
AC
Attenuates signals below 10Hz
HF Reject
Attenuates signals above 80kHz
LF Reject
Trigger Level Range
Trigger Level
Same as the DC-coupled limits for frequencies above
150kHz; attenuates signals below 150kHz
Source
Range
CH1, CH2
±8 divisions from center of screen
Source
Accuracy
Accuracy, typical
(Accuracy is for
signals having rise
CH1 CH2
0.2div × volts/div within ±4 divisions from center of
screen
and fall times ≥20ns)
Set Level to 50%,
typical
Operates with input signals ≥50Hz
Note: Bandwidth reduced to 6MHz when using a 1X probe.
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Video Trigger Type
Source
Range
Peak-to-peak amplitude of 2
CH1, CH2
divisions
Signal Formats and
Supports
Field Rates, Video
SECAM broadcast systems for
Trigger Type
any field or any line
Holdoff Range
100ns to 10s
Pulse
NTSC,
PAL
and
Width
Trigger
Pulse Width Trigger
Trigger when < (Less than), > (Greater than), = (Equal), or ≠ (Not
Mode
Equal); Positive pulse or Negative pulse
Equal: The oscilloscope triggers when the trailing edge of the pulse
crosses the trigger level.
Not Equal: If the pulse is narrower than the specified width, the trigger
Pulse Width Trigger
Point
point is the trailing edge. Otherwise, the oscilloscope triggers when a
pulse continues longer than the time specified as the Pulse Width.
Less than: The trigger point is the trailing edge.
Greater than (also called overtime trigger): The oscilloscope triggers
when a pulse continues longer than the time specified as the Pulse
Width.
Pulse Width Range
Selectable from 20ns to 10s
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Slope Trigger
Slope Trigger Mode
Trigger when < (Less than), > (Greater than), = (Equal), or ≠ (Not
Equal); Positive slope or Negative slope
Equal: The oscilloscope triggers when the waveform slope is equal to
the set slope.
Not Equal: The oscilloscope triggers when the waveform slope is not
Slope Trigger Point
equal to the set slope.
Less than: The oscilloscope triggers when the waveform slope is less
than the set slope.
Greater than: The oscilloscope triggers when the waveform slope is
greater than the set slope.
Time Range
Selectable from 20ns to 10s
Overtime Trigger
The leading edge: Rising edge or Falling edge; Time Setting: 20-10s
Alter (Swap)
Trigger
CH1
Internal Trigger: Edge, Pulse Width, Video, Slope
CH2
Internal Trigger: Edge, Pulse Width, Video, Slope
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Acquisition
Acquisition Modes
Normal, Peak Detect, and Average
Acquisition Rate,
Up to 2000 waveforms per second per channel (Normal acquisition
typical
mode, no measurement)
Single Sequence
Acquisition Mode
Acquisition Stop Time
Upon single acquisition on all
Normal, Peak Detect
channels simultaneously
After N acquisitions on all
Average
channels simultaneously, N can
be set to 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128
Inputs
Input Coupling
Input Impedance,
DC coupled
Probe Attenuation
Supported Probe
Attenuation
Maximum Input
Voltage
DC, AC or GND
1MΩ ±2% in parallel with 20pF ±3pF
1X, 10X
1X, 10X, 100X, 1000X
Overvoltage Category
Maximum Voltage
300VRMS
CAT I and CAT II
(10×),
Installation
Category
CAT III
150VRMS (1×)
Installation Category II: derate at 20dB/decade above 100kHz to 13V
peak AC at 3MHz* and above. For non-sinusoidal waveforms, peak
value must be less than 450V. Excursion above 300V should be of less
than 100ms duration. RMS signal level including all DC components
removed through AC coupling must be limited to 300V. If these values
are exceeded, damage to the oscilloscope may occur.
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Measurements
Voltage difference between cursors:
Cursors
Time difference between cursors:
Reciprocal of
V
T
T in Hertz (1/ΔT)
Frequency, Period, Mean, Peak-to-peak, CycleRMS, Minimum,
Automatic
Maximum, Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Width, Negative Width,
Measurements
Delay 1-2↑, Delay 1-2↓, +Duty, -Duty, Base, Top, Middle, Amplitude,
Overshoot, Preshoot, RMS, Off
General Specifications
Display
Display Type
5.6 Inch width LED Backlight Display
Display Resolution
240 (Vertical) X 320 (Horizontal) pixels
Display Contrast
Adjustable (16 steps) with a progress bar
Probe Compensator Output
Output Voltage,
typical
Frequency, typical
About 2Vpp into ≥1MΩ load
1kHz
Internal Memory
2G SD Card
Accommodates up to 32G card (accessible through battery
compartment)
Power Supply
Supply Voltage
100-120VACRMS(±10%), 45Hz to 440Hz
120-240VACRMS(±10%), 45Hz to 66Hz
Power Consumption
<30W, (approx. 3 hours)
Fuses
Two (2) fast-acting internal fuses: 1A (600V) and 12A (600V)
Battery
7.4V li-ion rechargeable
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Environmental
Operating: 32Ԭ to 122Ԭ (0Ԩ to 50Ԩ)
Temperature
Nonoperating: -40Ԭ to 159.8Ԭ (-40Ԩ to +71Ԩ)
Cooling Method
Convection
+104Ԭ or below (+40Ԩ or below): ≤90% relative humidity
Humidity
106Ԭ to 122Ԭ (+41Ԩ to 50Ԩ): ≤60% relative humidity
Altitude
Operating and Non-operating
0.31gRMS from 50Hz to 500Hz,
Random Vibration
10 minutes on each axis
2.46gRMS from 5Hz to 500Hz, 10
Non-operating
Mechanical Shock
3,000m (10,000 feet)
minutes on each axis
Operating
50g, 11ms, half sine
Length
245mm (10”)
Height
163mm (6.4”)
Depth
52mm (2”)
Mechanical
Size
Weight
Excludes
packing
accessories
83
and
1.2 Kg (2.6 lbs.)
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Meter Mode
Maximum Resolution
6000 Counts
DMM Testing Modes
Voltage, Current, Resistance, Capacitance, Diode &
Continuity
Maximum Input Voltage
AC : 600V
DC : 800V
Maximum Input Current
AC : 10A
DC : 10A
Input Impedance
10MΩ
Meter Specification
Range
DC Voltage
AC Voltage
DC Current
60.00mV(manual)
Accuracy (of rdg.)
Resolution
±1%±1digit
10uV
600.0mV
100uV
6.000V
1mV
60.00V
10mV
600.0V
100mV
800V
1V
60.00mV(manual)
±1%±3digits
600.0mV(manual)
100uV
6.000V
1mV
60.00V
10mV
600.0V
100mV
60.00mA
±1.5%±1digit
10uA
600.0mA
±1%±1digit
100uA
6.000A
±1.5%±3digits
1mA
10.00A
AC Current
10uV
10mA
60.00mA
±1.5%±3digits
10uA
600.0mA
±1%±1digit
100uA
6.000A
±1.5%±3digits
1mA
10.00A
10mA
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Resistance
Capacitance
±1%±1digit
600.0
0.1Ω
6.000K
1Ω
60.00K
10Ω
600.0K
100Ω
6.000M
1KΩ
60.00M
±1.5%±3digits
10KΩ
40.00nF
±1.75%±10digits
10pF
400.0nF
100pF
4.000uF
1nF
40.00uF
10nF
400.0uF
100nF
Note: The smallest capacitance value that can be measured is 5nF
Diode
On-off Test
0V~2.0V
< 30Ω
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Chapter 8 - General Care and Cleaning
8.1
General Care
Do not expose the LCD display to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
To avoid damage to the oscilloscope or probes, do not expose them to sprays, liquids, or
solvents.
8.2
Cleaning
Examine the oscilloscope and probes as often as operating conditions require. To clean the
exterior surface, perform the following steps:
1 Use a lint-free cloth to remove floating dust on the outside of the oscilloscope and
probes. Take care to avoid scratching the display.
2 Use a soft cloth dampened with water to clean the oscilloscope. For more efficient
cleaning, you may use an aqueous solution of 75% isopropyl alcohol.
Note: To avoid damage to the surface of the oscilloscope or probes, do not use
corrosive or chemical cleaning agents.
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