At the end of this course, the user should be able to select an appropriate NI oscilloscope and probes for their measurement needs. They should then be able to set up their oscilloscope device and perform both interactive and programmatic measurements of their DUT. In addition, they will be able to ensure the accuracy of their measurements and operate with other instruments in the system.
Course Last Release Date or Version Number: 2021
12 lessons | 2 hours
V&V and Test Engineers needing to take high accuracy time‐ and frequency‐domain measurements.
Select PXI oscilloscopes and oscilloscope probes that meet your measurement needs
Set up your oscilloscope to take a measurement while accounting for aliasing, DC offsets, and noise
Take interactive measurements in InstrumentStudio
Use the NI-SCOPE API to programmatically acquire measurements
Calibrate and maintain your oscilloscope
Synchronize oscilloscope measurements using NI-TClk
Optimize oscilloscope measurements
Exploring NI Oscilloscopes
Explore the purpose and benefits of NI oscilloscope instruments.
Selecting an Appropriate Oscilloscope
Explore the important factors for choosing the best oscilloscope for your application.
Selecting Appropriate Oscilloscope Probes
Learn how to use the available resources to inform your decisions on oscilloscope probe selection.
Setting Up Your Oscilloscope
Learn how to install your oscilloscope instrument into a PXI chassis, identify the instrument in NI MAX, and perform a self-test.
Taking Interactive Oscilloscope Measurements in InstrumentStudio
Learn how to create an InstrumentStudio panel for your oscilloscope and measure a signal waveform.
Controlling Oscilloscopes with the NI-SCOPE API
Learn about the programming flow used by the NI-SCOPE API and configure a single-shot measurement.
Sequencing Device Operations
Learn about the use of triggers and events to handshake operations between devices.
Setting Up Multi-Record or Continuous Acquisitions
Learn how to configure a single-shot, multi-record, continuous, or streaming acquisition.
Processing Acquired Data
Learn how to process and display acquired data using the Measurement Library.
Calibrating Oscilloscopes and Probes
Learn about oscilloscope self-calibration and compensation of oscilloscope probes.
Synchronizing Oscilloscopes using NI-TClk
Learn how to synchronize measurements between two oscilloscope devices or between oscilloscopes and other PXI devices using NI-TClk technology.
Optimizing Oscilloscope Measurements
Learn about possible measurement optimizations and evaluate potential tradeoffs.