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Channel Settings (Oscilloscope)

Last Modified: December 14, 2018

You can configure channels by using the channel settings.

You can configure some settings directly on the panel. To access additional settings, click the configuration button on the top right side of the section.

Setting Description Operational Limits
Status Enables or disables data acquisition on the channel. -
Volts per division The vertical scale of the display.
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The Oscilloscope uses hysteresis to reduce false triggering due to noise or jitter in the signal. The hysteresis is 25% of Volts per division. By increasing Volts per division, you increase the value of hysteresis, which in turn stabilizes the signal in the display window. However, when hysteresis is too high, the Oscilloscope may never be triggered. Adjust Volts per division until you get a stable signal on the display.

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Coupling Specifies whether to remove the DC component from the signal. Select DC if you want to measure the entire signal. Select AC if you want to remove the DC component from the signal. -
Probe attenuation Amount of attenuation provided by the probe connected to the channel. Select 1X if the probe does not attenuate the input signal. Select 10X if the probe attenuates the input signal by a factor of ten. Probe Attenuation must match the setting of the probe connected to the channel. -
Vertical offset Voltage that the Oscilloscope adds to its original range. For example, if the original range is -25 V to 25 V, and Vertical offset is 25 V, the Oscilloscope's range becomes 0 V to 50 V.

Range: -25 V to 25 V

Vertical position Vertical positioning of the waveforms on the graph. This value is not applied to the actual acquired data. Use Vertical position to move the waveform up and down the graph.

Range: -100 V to 100 V

The following settings are available on the panel only:

Setting Icon Description
Include "Off" Displays or hides disabled channels on the configuration pane.
Expand Expands the trace by decreasing Volts per division.
Shrink Contracts the trace by increasing Volts per division.

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