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== Oscilloscopes ==
 
== Oscilloscopes ==
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<li> Voltage/time scale </li>
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<li> Coupling </li>
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<li> Triggering </li>
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<li> Scope probes </li>
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<li> Termination </li>
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<li> Bandwidth, sampling </li>
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<li> Aliasing </li>
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<li> Analyzing data: cursors, averaging, math menu
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<li> Exporting data </li>
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<li> Analog and digital scopes </li>
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== RF Signals ==
 
== RF Signals ==

Revision as of 14:17, 10 November 2015

A general primer in important equipment in a scientific laboratory.


Multimeters

  • Measuring voltage
  • Measuring current (check that fuse isn't blown!)
  • Measuring resistance and testing for continuity
  • AC signals
  • Clamp meter

Power Supplies

  • Digital and Analog
  • Floating and grounding
  • Current/voltage limiting

Function Generators

(Should look at this in tandem with the following oscilloscope discussion)

  • Frequency, amplitude, offset, phase
  • Frequency sweep/ramp
  • Sine, square (incl. TTL), triangle, sawtooth, arbitrary waveforms (possibly a demonstration of Fourier components)

Oscilloscopes

  • Voltage/time scale
  • Coupling
  • Triggering
  • Scope probes
  • Termination
  • Bandwidth, sampling
  • Aliasing
  • Analyzing data: cursors, averaging, math menu
  • Exporting data
  • Analog and digital scopes

RF Signals

Lock-in Amplifier

Frequency Counters

RF Spectrum Analyzer

Soldering