Agilent Technologies Infiniium 90000 Q-Series User`s guide

Agilent Infiniium
90000 X-Series
Oscilloscopes
User’s Guide
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90000 X-Series Oscilloscopes—At a Glance
Table 1
90000 X-Series Oscilloscope Bandwidths, Sample Rates, and Memory Depths
Analog Bandwidth
Sample rate
2 channel
4 channel
2 channel
4 channel
4 channel
DSAX93204A
33 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSO/MSOX93204A
33 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSAX92804A
28 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSO/MSOX92804A
28 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSAX92504A
25 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSO/MSOX92504A
25 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSAX92004A
20 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSO/MSOX92004A
20 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSAX91604A
16 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSO/MSOX91604A
16 GHz
16 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSAX91304A
13 GHz
13 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
DSO/MSOX91304A
13 GHz
13 GHz
80 GS/s
40 GS/s
2 Gpts
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Ease of use with high performance
The Agilent Technologies Infiniium oscilloscopes combine unprecedented
ease- of use with high- performance digitizing oscilloscope functionality to
simplify your design and analysis measurement tasks.
• Traditional oscilloscope front- panel interface provides direct access to
the controls needed for most troubleshooting tasks.
• Graphical user interface with menus, windows, dialog boxes, and
toolbars provides easy access to dozens of configuration and analysis
tools, ensuring you can set up and make the most complex
measurements.
• Models with bandwidths from 13 GHz to 33 GHz.
• MSO models provide 10 GS/s at 16 channels and 20 GS/s at 8 channels.
Display shows waveforms and graphical user interface
• Graphical interface allows direct interaction with waveforms, including
drag- and- drop positioning and instant waveform zoom.
• Touchscreen display allows oscilloscope operation without an external
pointing device.
• Waveforms displayed in color, making correlation easy.
• Current configuration parameters displayed near the waveform display
and are colorcoded to make identification easy.
• Graphical interface menus and toolbars simplify complex measurement
setups.
Horizontal controls set sweep speed and position
• Intensified waveforms on main sweep window make it easy to see what
will appear in the zoom window.
Acquisition and general controls start and stop the oscilloscope and do basic
setup
• Run and stop controls for continuous or single acquisitions.
• Clear display before one or more acquisitions.
• Default setup and Autoscale set initial configuration.
Hard disk drive and USB 2.0 port for saving and restoring setups and
measurement results
• Store measurement displays for inclusion in reports and test setup
guides.
• Store oscilloscope setups to repeat tests another time.
• Hard disk stores oscilloscope operating system.
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Trigger setup controls set mode and basic parameters
• Select Edge, Glitch, or Advanced Modes.
• Choose input source and slope.
• Use graphical user interface to simplify configuration of pattern, state,
delay, and violation trigger modes.
• Use auxiliary trigger to increase triggering flexibility.
Vertical controls set attenuation and position
• Color- coded knobs make it easy to find the controls that affect each
waveform.
Marker and quick measurements help measure waveform parameters
• Waveform markers A and B to check voltage or Δ- time at any point on
the displayed waveform.
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In This Book
This book gives you the information you need to begin using the Infiniium
90000 X- Series oscilloscopes. It contains three chapters, two appendixes,
and an index:
Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Oscilloscope,” starting on page 11 contains
inspection, power requirements, air flow, and setup information.
Chapter 2, “Using the Oscilloscope,” starting on page 25 gives an overview
of the front and back panel inputs and outputs, front- panel controls, and
graphical user interface, and tells you how to perform basic operations
with the oscilloscope.
Chapter 3, “Using the Online Help,” starting on page 55 describes the
Infiniium oscilloscope application’s online help contents and navigation.
The online help describes how to use the Infiniium oscilloscope application
in detail.
Appendix A provides safety notices.
Appendix B provides recommendations for working comfortably and safely
while operating the Infiniium oscilloscope.
For More Information
• For detailed information on how the oscilloscope makes measurements
and how to use the oscilloscope, see the Infiniium oscilloscope
application’s online help.
• For information on controlling the oscilloscope from a remote computer,
see the Oscilloscopes Programmer’s Reference found in the Infiniium
oscilloscope application’s online help.
• For information on testing and servicing the oscilloscope, see the
Service Guide manual found in the Infiniium oscilloscope application’s
online help.
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Contents
90000 X-Series Oscilloscopes—At a Glance
In This Book
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1 Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Inspecting package contents
Environmental conditions
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Positioning for proper airflow
14
Connecting the mouse, keyboard, LAN cable, and MSO cable
Connecting power
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Power Supply Protection Features
Connecting oscilloscope probes
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Connecting threaded RF cables
18
Tilting the oscilloscope for easier viewing
Turning on the oscilloscope
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Verifying basic oscilloscope operation
20
Installing application programs on Infiniium
Changing Windows Operating System Settings
Turning off the oscilloscope
Cleaning the oscilloscope
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2 Using the Oscilloscope
Front Panel Inputs and Outputs 26
Channel Inputs 26
Ground 26
Aux Out 26
Cal Out 26
Probe Compensation Terminal 27
USB Host Ports 27
Back Panel Inputs and Outputs 28
Motherboard I/O 28
USB Device Port 28
10 MHz In, 10 MHz Out 29
Trig Out 29
Aux Trig 29
Digital Channels Connector 29
Front Panel Controls (Keys and Knobs) Overview
Graphical User Interface Overview
Menu Overview 34
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Setting the Oscilloscope to a Known Starting Condition
Starting and Stopping Waveform Acquisitions
36
37
Adjusting the Horizontal Time Scale and Trigger Position 38
Adjusting the horizontal scale 38
Adjusting the horizontal trigger position (delay) 39
Magnifying a part of the waveform using Zoom 39
Setting the horizontal reference point 40
Using the Horizontal Setup dialog box 40
Adjusting the Vertical Settings 41
Turning an analog channel on or off 42
Adjusting the analog channel’s vertical scale and offset
Turning digital channels on or off 43
Controlling digital channels 43
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Setting Up Triggers 44
Setting the oscilloscope to trigger on an edge
44
Using Markers and Making a Measurement 46
Making a measurement on a waveform 46
Using quick measurements 48
Using markers 49
Moving markers using the graphical interface
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Controlling the Display 51
Enabling or disabling the touch screen 51
Clearing the waveform display 51
Adjusting the brightness of the displayed waveform
Saving and Printing Data
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Forcing a Default Setup 53
Infiniium Hard Drive Recovery
53
3 Using the Online Help
Accessing the online help
55
Navigating through the online help
57
Accessing context-sensitive information
57
A Safety Notices
Warnings
59
Safety Symbols
60
B Working in Comfort
About Repetitive Strain Injury 62
What is RSI? 62
What causes RSI? 62
What if I experience discomfort?
Mice and Other Input Devices
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Index
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User’s Guide
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Inspecting package contents 12
Environmental conditions 13
Positioning for proper airflow 14
Connecting the mouse, keyboard, LAN cable, and MSO cable 15
Connecting power 16
Connecting oscilloscope probes 17
Connecting threaded RF cables 18
Tilting the oscilloscope for easier viewing 18
Turning on the oscilloscope 19
Verifying basic oscilloscope operation 20
Installing application programs on Infiniium 21
Changing Windows Operating System Settings 22
Turning off the oscilloscope 23
Cleaning the oscilloscope 23
This chapter shows you how to set up your Infiniium oscilloscope, connect
power and accessories, and verify general operation.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Inspecting package contents
✔ Inspect the shipping container for damage.
• Keep the shipping container or cushioning material until you have
inspected the contents of the shipment for completeness and have
checked the oscilloscope mechanically and electrically.
• If the shipping container is damaged, or the cushioning materials
show signs of stress, notify the carrier and your Agilent Technologies
Sales Office. Keep the shipping materials for the carrier’s inspection.
The Agilent Technologies Sales Office will arrange for repair or
replacement at Agilent’s option without waiting for claim settlement.
✔ Inspect the oscilloscope.
If there is mechanical damage or a defect, or if the oscilloscope does
not operate properly or does not pass performance tests, notify your
Agilent Technologies Sales Office.
✔ Verify that you received the following items in the Infiniium oscilloscope
packaging.
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Infiniium oscilloscope
Power cord
Keyboard
Mouse (USB optical)
Touchscreen stylus
Accessory pouch
Front panel cover
Calibration cable
Connector saver collars (kit of 10)
Connector assembly, 3.5mm f- f (quantity of 5)
ESD wrist strap
Quick Start Guide
Digital channels cable (MSO models only)
MSO calibrator board assembly (MSO models only)
If anything is missing, contact your nearest Agilent Technologies Sales
Office. If the shipment was damaged, or the cushioning materials show
signs of stress, contact the carrier and your Agilent Technologies Sales
Office.
✔ Verify that you received the options and accessories you ordered and
that none were damaged.
For a complete list of options and accessories available for the
90000 X- Series oscilloscopes, see the Infiniium 90000 X- Series
Oscilloscopes Data Sheet.
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Environmental conditions
Table 2
90000 X-Series Oscilloscope Environmental Characteristics
Environment
Indoor use only.
Temperature
Operating: 5 °C to + 40 °C
Non-operating: –40°C to +65 °C
Humidity
Operating: up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing) at +40 °C
Non-operating: up to 90% relative humidity at +65 °C
Altitude
Operating: up to 4,000 meters (12,000 feet)
Non-operating: up to 15,300 meters (50,000 feet)
Vibration
Operating random: 00.21 g(rms)
Non-operating random: 2.0 g(rms)
Swept sines: (0.50g)
Installation/ Measurement
Category
Installation category: 2
Measurement category: 1
Power
100-240 V, 47-63 Hz; 800 W for 4-channel models.
100-240 V, 50 Hz; 100-208 V, 50/60 Hz; 800 W for 8-channel models
Weight
45.1 lbs (20.5 kg)
Dimensions
10.5 in. wide (27 cm), 16.75 in. tall (43 cm), and 18.7 in. deep (48 cm)
Safety
Meets IEC 61010-1 +A2, CSA certified to C22.2 No. 1010.1,
self-certified to UL 3111
Voltage Fluctuations
Note that the mains supply voltage fluctuations are not to exceed
+/-10% of the nominal supply voltage.
Pollution Degree
The Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscopes may be operated in
environments of Pollution Degree 2.
Pollution Degree
Definitions
Pollution Degree 1: No pollution or only dry, non-conductive pollution occurs.
The pollution has no influence. Example: A clean room or climate controlled
office environment.
Pollution Degree 2. Normally only dry non-conductive pollution occurs.
Occasionally a temporary conductivity caused by condensation may occur.
Example: General indoor environment.
Pollution Degree 3: Conductive pollution occurs, or dry, non-conductive
pollution occurs which becomes conductive due to condensation which is
expected. Example: Sheltered outdoor environment.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Positioning for proper airflow
1 Position the oscilloscope where it will have sufficient clearance for
airflow around the top, back, and sides.
Minimum 0 mm
Front panel of oscilloscope
Minimum 0 mm
Rear Panel
Minimum 39 mm
Minimum 100 mm
Minimum 100 mm
Top View
Figure 1
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Positioning the 90000 X-Series Oscilloscope with Sufficient Clearance
Do not place the oscilloscope side-by-side with other instruments blowing warm air.
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Connecting the mouse, keyboard, LAN cable, and MSO cable
Mouse and
Keyboard
A mouse and keyboard can be plugged into either USB host ports or the
PS/2 ports.
There are several USB host ports on the back and front panel of the
oscilloscope that can be used. (The USB device port is used for remote
control of the oscilloscope from a PC.)
When using the PS/2 ports, the mouse and/or keyboard must be plugged
in prior to turning on power to the oscilloscope.
LAN Cable
NOTE
Connect your LAN cable to the RJ- 45 connector on the back panel of the
oscilloscope.
After you have connected to the LAN card, you must set up the network. Before you try to
set up your network, you should exit the oscilloscope application.
If you do not know how to set up a network in the Windows 7 operating system, see your
network administrator or use the Windows 7 operating system’s online help.
MSO Cable
If the oscilloscope is an MSO model, connect the digital channels cable to
the MSO connector, making sure to orient the cable as shown on the
drawing on the back panel.
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Connecting power
Table 3
Power Requirements
Power
100 - 240 VAC at 50/60 Hz
Input power 800 Watts
1 Connect the power cord to the rear of the oscilloscope, then to a
suitable AC voltage source.
C AU T I O N
Use only power cords designed for your oscilloscope.
The line cord provided is matched by Agilent to the country of origin of the order.
WA R N I N G
NOTE
To avoid electric shock, be sure the oscilloscope is properly grounded.
Note that the oscilloscope’s power supply has a built-in safety feature that, after the
oscilloscope is turned off, requires the oscilloscope to remain off for about 10 seconds
before it is turned back on.
Power Supply Protection Features
The Infiniium 90000 X- Series oscilloscope’s power supply has built- in
protection features for over- voltage, over- current, and over- temperature
fault conditions.
Green LEDs for AC and DC indicate normal operation. A red Fault LED
indicates a fault condition.
When a fault occurs (and the power supply shuts down), you must unplug
the power cord, wait 10 to 30 seconds, and plug the power cord back in to
reset the protection latch and allow the oscilloscope to be powered on
again.
If the power supply has overheated, you may need to wait longer so it can
cool before you can power on the oscilloscope again.
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Connecting oscilloscope probes
C AU T I O N
Do not exceed the maximum input voltage rating.
Oscilloscope channels 1-4 are rated for maximum input of ±5V including transients.
The Infiniium 90000 X- Series oscilloscope channel 1- 4 inputs have:
• 3.5 mm threaded RF connectors (like Agilent sampling oscilloscopes) to
ensure the most reliable signal integrity.
• A convenient automatic torque mechanism that ensures a consistent
8 in- lbs connection.
• An AutoProbe II interface connector with pins that provide probe
power, identification, and other communication signals.
Figure 3
90000 X-Series Oscilloscope Probe Connectors
The AutoProbe II interface works with the InfiniiMax III probing system.
There are four different InfiniiMax III probe amplifiers ranging from 16 to
30 GHz. For more information, see Agilent InfiniiMax III Probing System
Data Sheet.
Before using the InfiniiMax III probes, review the InfiniiMax III Probe
Handling Guide included with the probes. These probes are ESD sensitive
devices and there is a proper order for connecting probe amplifiers to the
oscilloscope, probe heads to the device under test (DUT), and probe heads
to the amplifier. You can also find the InfiniiMax III Probe Handling
Guide on the Agilent web site (www.agilent.com) or with other Agilent
oscilloscope probes documentation in the Probe Resource Center
(www.agilent.com/find/prc).
The N5442A Precision BNC 50 Ω adapter lets you use the InfiniiMax II
probing system with the 90000 X- Series oscilloscopes.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Connecting threaded RF cables
You can connect 3.5 mm threaded RF cables to the Infiniium
90000 X- Series oscilloscope inputs using the automatic torque “clutch”
mechanism to ensure a consistent 8 in- lbs connection.
The Aux Out and Cal Out connectors also work with 3.5 mm threaded RF
cables.
Tilting the oscilloscope for easier viewing
Tabs under the oscilloscope's front feet can be flipped out to tilt the
oscilloscope.
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Turning on the oscilloscope
NOTE
The first time you turn on the oscilloscope, you must have a mouse connected to accept the
Microsoft end-user license agreement for the Windows 7 operating system.
1 Press the power switch in the lower left corner of the oscilloscope front
panel.
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After a short initialization period, the oscilloscope display appears. The
oscilloscope is ready to use.
2 You can connect and disconnect probes and cables while the
oscilloscope is turned on.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Verifying basic oscilloscope operation
1 Install the supplied connector savers to each channel input. Agilent
recommends using the connector savers to protect the input connectors.
2 Connect one end of the 54916- 61626 calibration cable to oscilloscope
input channel 1.
3 Connect the other end of the calibration cable to the Cal Out connector
on the front panel.
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4 Press the [Default Setup] key on the front panel.
The display will pause momentarily while the oscilloscope is configured
to its default settings.
5 Press the [Auto Scale] key on the front panel.
The display will pause momentarily while the oscilloscope adjusts the
time/div setting and vertical scale. You should then see a square wave
with about four cycles on screen and a peak- to- peak amplitude of
approximately 4 divisions.
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If you do not see the waveform, make sure your power source is
adequate, the oscilloscope is properly powered on, and the probe is
connected securely to the front- panel channel input and to the probe
calibration output.
6 Move the mouse around the mouse surface and verify that the
on- screen pointer follows the mouse movement.
7 Touch the pointer of the touch screen stylus to the surface of the
screen and move it around while verifying that the pointer follows the
movement.
Installing application programs on Infiniium
Infiniium has an open Windows operating system, which lets you install
your own application software. Agilent has verified that the following
applications are compatible with the Infiniium oscilloscope application.
• Agilent Vector Signal Analysis
• Agilent VEE Pro
• Microsoft Office
• MathWorks MATLAB
• Mathsoft MathCad 2001i
• McAfee VirusScan
• Symantec Norton AntiVirus
NOTE
Exit the oscilloscope application before installing any software.
If you install an application other than those Agilent has tested, it is
possible that it could break the oscilloscope application. This would
potentially require you to recover the oscilloscope hard drive.
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Changing Windows Operating System Settings
NOTE
Exit the oscilloscope application before changing any Windows operating system settings
outside of the oscilloscope application.
Many Windows operating system settings can be changed to suit your own
personal preferences. However, some operating system settings should not
be changed because doing so would interfere with the proper operation of
the oscilloscope.
• Do not change the Power Options.
• Do not change the System Properties Hardware Tab settings.
• Do not change the Regional and Language Options Advanced Tab
settings.
• Do not remove Fonts.
• Regarding Display Settings:
• Do not change the screen resolution from 1024 by 768 pixels or the
color quality from Highest (32 bit).
• Do not change the Font size to Extra Large.
• Do not use a Menu font size greater than 14 points.
• Do not use the Administrative Tools to enable or disable Internet
Information Services (Web Server). Use the Infiniium Web Control dialog
box to enable or disable the Web Server.
• Do not delete or modify the Infiniium Administrator user account.
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Turning off the oscilloscope
1 Press the power switch at the lower left corner of the oscilloscope front
panel. The oscilloscope will go through a normal Windows operating
system shutdown process.
Cleaning the oscilloscope
Clean the oscilloscope with a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and
water solution.
C AU T I O N
Do not use too much liquid in cleaning the oscilloscope. Water can enter the
Infiniium front panel, damaging sensitive electronic components.
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Front Panel Inputs and Outputs 26
Back Panel Inputs and Outputs 28
Front Panel Controls (Keys and Knobs) Overview 30
Graphical User Interface Overview 31
Menu Overview 34
Setting the Oscilloscope to a Known Starting Condition 36
Starting and Stopping Waveform Acquisitions 37
Adjusting the Horizontal Time Scale and Trigger Position 38
Adjusting the Vertical Settings 41
Setting Up Triggers 44
Using Markers and Making a Measurement 46
Controlling the Display 51
Saving and Printing Data 52
Forcing a Default Setup 53
This chapter describes how to use the Infiniium 90000 X- Series
oscilloscope’s inputs and outputs, front- panel controls, and graphical user
interface.
• The familiar front- panel oscilloscope interface with knobs and keys is
optimized for common tasks and basic measurements.
• The Infiniium oscilloscope application’s graphical interface with menus,
windows, dialog boxes, and toolbars provides easy logical access to
dozens of configuration and analysis tools, making it easy for you to set
up and make the most complex measurements.
• You have the option of using either the front panel controls or the
graphical user interface for many common tasks.
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Front Panel Inputs and Outputs
On the Infiniium 90000 X- Series oscilloscopes, the channel inputs and the
Aux Out and Cal Out outputs appear on the lower part of the front panel.
The ground plug, probe compensation terminal, and three USB host ports
are also located here.
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Channel Inputs
The four channel inputs have:
• 3.5 mm threaded RF connectors.
• A convenient automatic torque mechanism.
• An AutoProbe II interface connector with pins that provide probe
power, identification, and other communication signals.
The AutoProbe II interface works with the InfiniiMax III probing system.
See “Connecting oscilloscope probes" on page 17.
You can also connect 3.5 mm threaded RF cables to the channel inputs.
Ground
The ground plug is convenient for ESD wrist straps.
Aux Out
This output signal is selected by the Infiniium oscilloscope application's
Calibration Output dialog box. It can be a DC level, the probe
compensation signal (a square wave used to adjust compensated passive
probes), the trigger out signal, or a demo signal.
Cal Out
This calibration output is used when performing user calibration on the
oscilloscope.
A calibration cable is included with the oscilloscope.
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You can also use the Infiniium oscilloscope application’s Calibration
Output dialog box (Utilities > Calibration Output) to select other output signals,
just like you can for the Aux Out output.
Probe Compensation Terminal
This terminal has a square wave signal that is used to adjust compensated
passive probes. Be sure to use an N5449A high- impedance adapter.
You can also output a DC level on this terminal using the Infiniium
oscilloscope application's Calibration Output dialog box.
USB Host Ports
There are three USB host ports on the right side of the front panel.
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Back Panel Inputs and Outputs
The Infiniium 90000 X- Series oscilloscope’s back panel has the
motherboard I/O connectors, a USB device port, reference clock
synchronization connectors, and BNC connectors. MSO models include an
MSO connector.
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These are the inputs/outputs/ports provided by the motherboard in the
oscilloscope: PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors, external monitor
connectors, serial interface, USB host ports, LAN port, speaker and
microphone connectors, etc.
USB Device Port
The back panel USB device port can be used for remote control of the
oscilloscope from a PC.
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10 MHz In, 10 MHz Out
The 10 MHz In BNC connector is used to synchronize the oscilloscope's
horizontal timebase system to a reference clock that you provide. The
clock that you provide must meet the following specifications:
• Amplitude: 178 mV peak to 1 V peak.
• Frequency: 10 MHz ±5 ppm high- quality sine wave or square wave.
To use an external reference clock, connect the external clock to the
10 MHz In BNC connector; then, in the Infiniium oscilloscope application's
Horizontal Setup dialog box (Setup > Horizontal), enable the 10 MHz External
Reference Clock.
You can use the 10 MHz Out BNC connector to send the oscilloscope’s
10 MHz reference clock output signal to another instrument’s reference
clock input.
Trig Out
Pulses corresponding to oscilloscope triggers can be sent to this BNC
output.
Aux Trig
You can set up the oscilloscope to trigger on the auxiliary trigger signal
connected to this BNC input.
Digital Channels Connector
MSO models include a connector for digital channel inputs.
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Be sure to orient the cable as shown in the drawing on the back panel.
Inserting the cable incorrectly could bend the pins or cause errors.
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Front Panel Controls (Keys and Knobs) Overview
The Infiniium 90000 X- Series oscilloscope front panel gives you direct
access to the functions needed to perform the most common
measurements, using a traditional oscilloscope interface. Knobs and keys
let you directly set vertical and horizontal parameters. The front panel
also has a set of LED (Light- Emitting Diode) indicators; by using these
and the display, you see the oscilloscope’s configuration at a glance.
The oscilloscope uses color consistently throughout the front panel and
user interface. For example, the color of the knob for channel 1 is the
same color as the waveform for channel 1. All the configuration items and
values related to channel 1 are displayed in the same color.
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Graphical User Interface Overview
With the graphical interface for the Infiniium oscilloscope, you can access
all the configuration and measurement features of the oscilloscope through
an easy- to- use system of menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, icons, and buttons.
The graphical interface is arranged so the most common functions
affecting the waveform display are located around the edge of the
waveform viewing area.
Right- click menus pop up to provide quick access to commands and
configuration items that relate only to the context of the graphical
interface item in which they are found. These context- sensitive menus are
available when you right- click in the memory bar, waveform display area,
measurement toolbar, and horizontal and acquisition control regions.
The following three figures call out the areas and controls of the graphical
interface.
Access the
Channel Setup
dialog box
Channel
on / off
Set vertical
scaling
Memory bar
Access the Digital Setup
dialog box
Menu bar
Measurement
toolbar
Minimize the
oscilloscope
application
Figure 10 Infiniium Oscilloscope Top of Display
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Waveform display
area
Ground reference
indicator (icon on right)
Figure 11 Infiniium Oscilloscope Waveform Display Area
The waveform display area shows the waveforms and, optionally, the
results of your measurements. Several display options, including a grid, are
available. You can use the mouse to click and drag waveforms to new
vertical or horizontal positions. You can also click and drag a rectangular
area on the display, then click the Waveform Zoom menu item to zoom on
that section of displayed waveform.
NOTE
Avoid Overdriving Vertical Input Amplifiers
When zooming on a waveform with the oscilloscope running, be careful to keep the signal
within the screen vertically to avoid overdriving the vertical input amplifiers. Overdriving
causes waveform distortion and erroneous measurement results.
Ground reference indicators show channels, waveform memories, and
functions for each waveform that is on. The symbol represents the ground
reference point for each channel; it moves when you change the vertical
offset. You can also drag this symbol up and down to change the vertical
offset for that waveform.
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Adjust tab area size
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indicators
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The tab display area in the very bottom of the display shows information
and statistics for the selected tab. The type of markers shown in the
waveform display area depend on the tab you have selected.
Depending on your settings, the tabs can show measurement results, mask
test results, and vertical and horizontal scale and offset. You can even
navigate through a serial data stream. If you have the optional EZJIT+
Jitter Analysis software, a Jitter tab shows the RJ DJ jitter measurement
statistics.
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Menu Overview
Menus are a part of the graphical user interface. You can use them to
perform defined operations, set up measurement parameters, and access
every function the oscilloscope provides.
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Figure 13 Infiniium Oscilloscope Menus
Look through the menus to get an overview of the many features and
capabilities of your Infiniium oscilloscope. For example, the Demos menu
selections include various demos that illustrate features of the scope.
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Setting the Oscilloscope to a Known Starting Condition
You can set up the oscilloscope for many different kinds of complex
measurements.
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• To automatically configure the oscilloscope for the current input
signal(s), press the [Auto Scale] key or select Control > Autoscale from the
menu bar.
• To reset the oscilloscope to its default setup, press the [Default Setup]
key or choose Control > Default Setup.
• If you use the [Default Setup] key with the graphical interface enabled,
you can choose Control > Undo Default Setup to return the oscilloscope to
its original configuration.
NOTE
Save the Current Oscilloscope Configuration
Before using [Default Setup], you may want to save the current oscilloscope configuration
for later use. See the online help (described in chapter 3) for instructions on saving and
recalling setups, and for information on the exact configuration that is set when you press
[Default Setup].
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Starting and Stopping Waveform Acquisitions
Use the acquisition run controls to run and stop acquisitions or make a
single acquisition. The highlighted area of the memory bar above the
waveform display area shows how much of acquisition memory is
displayed on the screen.
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The [Run/Stop] key is lit green and the blue- green Run button is
highlighted when the oscilloscope is running (acquiring data). The
[Run/Stop] key is red and the Stop button is highlighted when the
acquisition is stopped.
• To start waveform acquisition, press the [Run/Stop] key or click the Run
button.
The oscilloscope begins acquiring data. When it receives a trigger signal,
it finishes acquiring data, updates the display, and then starts another
acquisition cycle if it is in Trig’d or Auto trigger mode.
• To stop waveform acquisition, press the [Run/Stop] key or click the Stop
button.
The oscilloscope stops acquiring data. Whatever data was last acquired
remains on the screen.
• To make a single acquisition, press the [Single] key or click the Single
button.
The [Single] key is lit yellow and the Single button is highlighted while
the acquisition takes place.
• You can also choose the Run, Stop, and Single commands from the
Control menu.
• To set up how you want the signals to be sampled, such as sampling
rate and mode, choose Setup > Acquisition.
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Adjusting the Horizontal Time Scale and Trigger Position
Use the horizontal controls to configure the oscilloscope’s horizontal scale
(time per division) and horizontal position of the waveform. You can also
view a magnified section of the waveform using the zoom window.
You can use the horizontal scale and position knobs, the horizontal GUI
controls, or the Horizontal Setup dialog box to adjust the horizontal scale
and position.
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Horizontal reference indicator
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Horizontal Setup
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horizontal
scale
Set horizontal
position (delay)
Figure 18 Horizontal GUI Controls
Adjusting the horizontal scale
• To stretch the waveform horizontally, turn the horizontal scale knob
clockwise. To shrink it horizontally, turn the knob counter- clockwise.
The horizontal scale knob is the larger of the two horizontal control
knobs. It is marked with a set of sine wave symbols. Stretching the
waveform means there are fewer seconds displayed per division.
Shrinking the waveform means there are more seconds displayed per
division.
Push the horizontal scale knob to change the scaling in finer (Vernier)
increments.
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• You can also use the controls in the horizontal and trigger toolbar to
adjust the horizontal scale. Click the horizontal scale field to display a
pop- up numeric keypad that lets you set a particular horizontal scale.
• Or, you can use the two icons to the right. The left (smaller) icon
shrinks the waveform, which decreases the horizontal scale and
increases the time per division. The right icon stretches the waveform,
which increases the horizontal scale and decreases the time per
division.
Adjusting the horizontal trigger position (delay)
• To move the waveform to the right, turn the horizontal position knob
clockwise. To move the waveform to the left, turn the knob
counter- clockwise.
Moving the waveform to the right shows more of the pre- trigger data
(data acquired before the trigger event). Moving the waveform to the
left shows more of the post- trigger data (data acquired after the trigger
event).
The horizontal position knob is the smaller of the two horizontal
control knobs. It is marked with a set of arrows. There is a momentary
pause at zero while you are turning the knob. Continuing to turn the
knob will move the horizontal position through zero.
• When you click and drag the desired waveform, the horizontal position
will change for all channels and functions on the display, but the
waveform memories will not change.
• You can also use the controls in the horizontal and trigger toolbar to
adjust the horizontal position. Click the horizontal position field to
display a pop- up numeric keypad that lets you set a particular
horizontal position (time relative to the trigger at the highlighted
horizontal reference point). Or, you can use the three icons to the right.
The left arrow moves the waveform to the left, the center “0” resets the
horizontal position (delay) to zero, and the right arrow moves the
waveform to the right.
Magnifying a part of the waveform using Zoom
• To turn on zoom, press the [Zoom] key.
The waveform display area splits into two regions. The top one is the
main timebase. The bottom is the zoomed timebase, which represents
an expansion of the acquired waveform data. A section of the waveform
in the main sweep window is highlighted to indicate the part shown in
the delayed sweep window.
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The horizontal scale and horizontal position controls now change how
the waveform is shown in the delayed sweep window. The horizontal
scale will change the amount of magnification, while the position will
change the part of the waveform in the main window that is shown in
the zoomed window.
• Press the [Zoom] key again to turn it off.
Setting the horizontal reference point
• Click one of the three vertical arrows in the horizontal and trigger
toolbar to set the horizontal position to the respective horizontal
reference position on the display – left, center, or right. Assuming the
horizontal position is at zero, left means the information on the display
is post- trigger; center means the information to the left of center is
pre- trigger and to the right is post- trigger; and right means the
information is pre- trigger.
• A non- zero horizontal position value is the time relative to the trigger
event at the selected horizontal reference point.
Using the Horizontal Setup dialog box
• You can use the Horizontal Setup dialog box to set scale, position, and
the horizontal reference. You can also set up the delayed time base
window, which presents a magnified view of an area of the waveform.
To access the Horizontal Setup dialog box, click the
in the
Horizontal and Trigger toolbar, or choose Setup > Horizontal from the
menu.
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Adjusting the Vertical Settings
Use the vertical controls to set the vertical scaling (volts per division) and
vertical offset for each analog channel. You can also turn the display on or
off for a particular channel.
Vertical scale knob: use this to adjust
vertical scaling (in volts per division)
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Open the
Channel Setup
dialog box
Analog channel
on / off
Set vertical
scaling
Open the Digital
Setup dialog box
Digital channels
on / off
Figure 20 GUI Vertical Controls
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Turning an analog channel on or off
• To turn an analog channel on or off, press the channel number key or
click the check box next to the channel number. When you turn off a
channel, the current vertical scaling factor and scale buttons for that
channel disappear.
If you are not using a particular analog channel, you can turn it off to
simplify the waveform display and increase the display update rate.
While an analog channel is turned off, data acquisition continues for
that channel. Therefore, you can still use the analog channel as a source
for functions.
NOTE
Using an Analog Channel as External Trigger
Any analog channel can be used as a trigger source. If you need an external trigger but do
not need all analog channels, you can use an analog channel as an external trigger without
displaying it by turning the analog channel display off.
Adjusting the analog channel’s vertical scale and offset
• You can use the vertical scale and offset knobs, the vertical GUI
controls, or the Channel Setup dialog box to adjust the vertical scale
and offset.
• To make the waveform bigger (fewer volts per division), turn the
vertical scale knob clockwise. To make it smaller (more volts per
division), turn the knob counter- clockwise.
The vertical scale knob is the larger of the two knobs for a channel. It
is marked with a set of sine wave symbols. Decreasing the vertical scale
makes the waveform bigger, with fewer volts displayed per division.
Increasing the vertical scale makes the waveform smaller, with more
volts displayed per division.
• You can also click in the vertical scaling field to open a pop- up
numeric keypad that lets you set an exact value for the scaling. Click
the two icons next to the field to make the waveform bigger or smaller.
• To move the waveform toward the top of the display, turn the vertical
offset knob clockwise. To move it toward the bottom of the display, turn
the knob counter- clockwise. The vertical offset knob is the smaller of
the two knobs for a channel. It is marked with a set of arrows.
• You can click and drag the ground reference indicator for the waveform
you want to move to the desired offset.
• Choose Setup > Channel N from the menu bar or click a channel number
to open the Channel Setup dialog box, in which you can set the vertical
scaling, offset, skew, and labels. You can also specify the characteristics
of a probe, or perform a probe calibration.
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For Agilent Technologies probes that are compatible with AutoProbe II
interfaces, the oscilloscope will automatically set these characteristics
(except for skew) after identifying the probe when it is connected to the
channel input.
Turning digital channels on or off
• To turn the digital channels on, click the check box next to the
the right end of the toolbar.
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Controlling digital channels
• If your oscilloscope is an MSO model, press the
button to open the
Digital Setup dialog box so you can control the digital thresholds and
four digital buses, enable active channels, turn on signal names, and
change the vertical height of digital channels.
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Setting Up Triggers
Use the trigger controls to set the conditions on which the oscilloscope
will trigger and acquire an input signal. You can set up a variety of trigger
conditions. Edge triggers and the parameters for edge triggering can be set
up from the front panel.
Trigger configuration settings you make using the graphical interface are
reflected in the front- panel status indicators, and will remain set unless
you change them (either using the front panel or the graphical interface)
or press the [Default Setup] key.
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Setting the oscilloscope to trigger on an edge
1 Press the [Source] key until the desired source LED is illuminated.
You can choose any of the channels or the Aux Trig or Line input as the
source for an edge trigger.
2 Press the [Slope] key until the desired slope LED is illuminated.
You can have an edge trigger on a rising or falling edge.
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3 Press the [Sweep] key until the Trig’d or Auto (select one) LED is lit.
When Trig’d is selected, the oscilloscope must find the trigger before
saving and displaying captured data.
When Auto is selected, if a trigger does not occur within a certain
amount of time, an acquisition is automatically saved and displayed. In
Auto trigger mode, you are able to see your signals while setting up the
desired trigger.
4 Turn the Level knob to adjust the voltage level at which the
oscilloscope will trigger.
Use the Trigger Setup dialog box to select any of the different modes of
triggering, the parameters and conditions for each trigger mode, and
advanced configuration items.
You can also click in the Set Trigger Level field to open a pop- up numeric
keypad so you can set a particular trigger level when the scope is set for
edge trigger on a particular channel. You can also use the up and down
arrows to the right of the setting, or click and drag the trigger reference
indicator at the right side of the display.
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Using Markers and Making a Measurement
With the measurement controls you can display and adjust markers, define
a key to perform automatic measurements or perform other quick actions,
and make measurements.
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Making a measurement on a waveform
• Click and drag a measurement icon to the waveform event you want to
measure, or click a measurement icon and specify which source you
want to measure in the dialog box that appears.
For measurements on waveform features, such as those that involve
waveform edges, if you click the measurement icon and specify a
source, the measurement defaults to using the feature closest to the
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horizontal reference point. When you make the measurement using
drag- and- drop, the measurement uses the waveform feature closest to
the point where you drop the icon.
The most commonly used measurements are available on the toolbar.
Others are available by selecting them from the Measure menu.
When you drag and drop a measurement icon on a waveform, the icon
outline changes color to match the color of each waveform it touches so
you can easily see which waveform will be measured when you release.
The measurement results are also displayed in color so you can easily
see which waveform source is being measured.
For edge- sensitive measurements, when you drop the measurement icon
on a waveform, a geometric icon appears in the waveform marker color.
This icon shows exactly where the measurement is being made. The
icon is also displayed next to the measurement results readout to
associate the readout with the waveform and feature being measured.
This feature helps you distinguish measurement results from each other
when you make multiple measurements on the same waveform, but at
different waveform features. For example, a series of rise time
measurements on several different edges of the same waveform all have
unique geometric icons to show each measurement’s location. See
Figure 25.
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Channel numbers
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measurement
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channel waveform
being measured.
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location on the waveform being
measured.
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Using quick measurements
• You can define the [Multi Purpose] key to perform one of these quick
actions:
• QuickMeas — performs automatic measurements
• QuickPrint — prints the screen image to the default printer
• QuickScreen — saves the screen image to a file
• QuickSetup — loads a setup file
• QuickWaveform — saves waveform data to a file
• QuickE- mail — sends and e- mail of the current screen image
• QuickExecute — runs an executable file
• QuickControl — cycles through the possible front panel control
sources
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The action taken when the [Multi Purpose] key is pressed depends on the
feature selected in the Customize Multipurpose dialog box. The default
feature is QuickMeas (quick measurements).
• To turn on the quick measurement display, press the [Multi Purpose] key.
The five preset measurements defined in the Quick Measurement
configuration are enabled and results are displayed on the screen for
the first waveform source. The factory default measurements are: Vp- p,
Period, Frequency, Rise time, and Fall time.
• To measure parameters for another waveform, press the [Multi Purpose]
key until that waveform is the one shown in the measurement readout.
Continuing to press the [Multi Purpose] key cycles through each of the
waveforms available.
• To turn off the quick measurement display, press and release the
[Multi Purpose] key until the measurements are turned off.
The measurement results disappear from the screen.
See the Infiniium oscilloscope application’s online help for information on
how to configure the quick measurement capability, using the Customize
Measurement feature of the graphical interface.
Using markers
Markers make it easier to make precise measurements because the marker
measurement readouts show exact voltage and time positions for the
markers. The measurements are based on actual waveform data from the
acquisition system, not on approximations based on the display position,
so you can be sure the values are highly accurate.
Using the marker and measurement controls, you control two sets of
markers within the oscilloscope graticule. You use markers to make more
accurate measurements of waveform events than you could make visually.
Both time and voltage differences between the markers are updated
continuously on the screen. By default, the markers track the source
waveform. Voltage measurements from the markers are the value of the
waveform at the time set with the marker arrow keys.
• To select the type of marker mode you want to use, press the [Markers]
key and select the mode in the pop- up dialog box. Do not close the
dialog box.
• To turn on Marker A, push the Position knob until the marker you want
to move appears in the pop- up dialog box.
Marker A has a solid line pattern on the waveform display. It is
associated with the first available source on the display.
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• To turn on Marker B, push the Position knob until the marker you want
to move appears in the pop- up dialog box.
Marker B has a dashed line pattern on the waveform display. It is
associated with the first available source on the display.
• To move a marker, turn the Position knob.
In Measurement Marker mode, the marker position cannot be changed.
Moving markers using the graphical interface
1 Turn on the markers either by pressing the [Markers] key on the front
panel or by choosing Measure > Markers.
2 Click and drag one of the markers to the position you want on the
waveform, then release.
Clicking and dragging a marker makes it easy to quickly move the
marker to the desired waveform event. You can use the front- panel
Position knob for fine adjustment, or choose the Markers command
from the Measure menu and set the marker position precisely.
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Controlling the Display
You can set the display to suit your preferences, such as by enabling the
touch screen or adjusting the intensity of the displayed waveform.
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Clear the waveform
display
Change the waveform
brightness
Figure 27 GUI Display Control Buttons
Enabling or disabling the touch screen
• Press the [Touch] key.
• Or, choose Setup > Display to open the Display Setup dialog box and click
the Touch Screen check box.
Clearing the waveform display
• Press the [Clear Display] key or press the Clear Display button.
The oscilloscope clears acquired waveform data from the display in
preparation for another acquisition. If the oscilloscope is in Run mode
and is receiving triggers, it will update the display as it collects new
waveform data.
Clearing the waveform display also resets averaging, infinite persistence,
color grade persistence, histograms, and the mask testing database.
Adjusting the brightness of the displayed waveform
• Turn the Intensity knob or press the Waveform Brightness button.
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Saving and Printing Data
• Choose File > Save from the menu bar to save your setup, composite,
waveform, screen, or measurement data.
• Press the Print Screen button in the Horizontal and Trigger toolbar to
print the screen to the default printer configuration selected in the
Windows Control Panel.
• Choose File > Print from the menu bar to print waveform and setup data
to a specified file.
• You can also customize the [Multi Purpose] key to perform a QuickPrint.
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Forcing a Default Setup
If your Infiniium oscilloscope is not working properly when you start it up
and pressing [Default Setup] does not fix the problem, follow these steps to
force a default setup and return the Infiniium to normal operation.
1 Turn off the Infiniium.
2 Turn on the Infiniium. If the oscilloscope does not successfully restart
then try recycling the power again.
3 After the Windows 7 load screen disappears, press the [Default Setup]
key on the front panel. If the oscilloscope still does not successfully
restart, follow the instructions for recovering the hard drive.
Infiniium Hard Drive Recovery
Follow these steps to recover your Infiniium hard drive.
1 Turn off the Infiniium.
2 Connect the keyboard to the keyboard connector on the rear panel of
the oscilloscope.
3 Connect the mouse to the mouse connector on the rear panel of the
oscilloscope.
4 Turn on the Infiniium.
5 When you see the message press F2 to boot the Infiniium Recovery
System, press F2 and follow the on- screen instructions.
6 Once the recovery process is finished and the oscilloscope is running,
check in the About Infiniium dialog box under installed options to see
if all of the options you ordered are installed. If the options are not
installed, please install them using the license keys provided on the
oscilloscope option license certificates you received, or refer to the rear
panel of the oscilloscope.
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Using the Online Help
Accessing the online help 55
Navigating through the online help 57
Accessing context-sensitive information 57
Most of the information about using the Infiniium oscilloscope is included
in the online help.
The online help is accessible from the menu bar and from dialog boxes.
This chapter explains how to use the help to find the information you
need to use the oscilloscope effectively.
Accessing the online help
• Select Contents from the Help menu.
Select Contents
from the Help menu
to access the online
help
Figure 28 Help Menu
The Using the Oscilloscope topic appears on the home page. It looks like
the following figure.
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Shows where the current topic is
located in the table of contents
Prints this topic on
the default printer
Closes the online
help window
Hides the view
of the four tabs
and left pane
Figure 29 Online Help Home Page
NOTE
Viewing the Online Help Window
The online help window will always stay on top of the interface display, so you can refer to
it while working with the oscilloscope. You can move the window around the screen or
resize it to make it easier to use.
The online help provides several ways to find the information you need.
With the Contents tab you can browse topics in the help system by
clicking topics in the left pane.
With the Index tab you can type in a keyword and search the index for
that keyword or scroll through the list to find a topic.
With the Search tab you can type in a keyword and if that word exists in
the online help, a list of topics containing the keyword appears.
With the Favorites tab you can add preferred help topics to a list for easy
referral.
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Hyperlinks throughout the online help allow you to reach the information
you need. Most hyperlinks are in blue underlined text, but some
hyperlinks also have buttons (many of the reference topics) or tabs (in
setup guide topics). You can find out whether an item has a hyperlink by
pointing to it; if it is a hyperlink, the pointer will change to a hand icon.
Clicking once will make a new topic appear.
Navigating through the online help
Once you are in an online help window, you may need to navigate to find
the information you need.
For most topics:
• To display information for another topic or category described in a
hyperlink, click that hyperlink or the button icon next to it.
• To return to the previously visited topic, click the Back button near the
top of the Help window.
Accessing context-sensitive information
• To see overview information for items in a dialog box, click the Help
button in that dialog box.
Click here to display
the Trigger Setup
help topic
Figure 30 GUI Help Buttons for Context-Sensitive Help
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Safety Notices
Warnings 59
Safety Symbols 60
This apparatus has been designed and tested in accordance with
UL 61010- 1:2004 2nd Edition, and has been supplied in a safe condition.
This is a Safety Class I instrument (provided with terminal for protective
earthing). Before applying power, verify that the correct safety precautions
are taken (see the following warnings). In addition, note the external
markings on the instrument that are described under "Safety Symbols."
Warnings
• The mains plug shall be inserted only in a socket outlet provided with
a protective earth contact. You must not negate the protective action by
using an extension cord (power cable) without a protective conductor
(grounding). Grounding one conductor of a two- conductor outlet is not
sufficient protection.
• Whenever it is likely that the ground protection is impaired, you must
make the instrument inoperative and secure it against any unintended
operation.
• Capacitors inside the instrument may retain a charge even if the
instrument is disconnected from its source of supply.
• Do not operate the instrument in the presence of flammable gasses or
fumes. Operation of any electrical instrument in such an environment
constitutes a definite safety hazard.
• Do not use the instrument in a manner not specified by the
manufacturer, or the protection provided by the equipment may be
impaired.
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Safety Notices
Safety Symbols
Instruction manual symbol: the product is marked with this
symbol when it is necessary for you to refer to the instruction
manual in order to protect against damage to the product.
Hazardous voltage symbol.
Frame or chassis terminal symbol: Used to indicate a circuit
common connected to grounded chassis.
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Working in Comfort
About Repetitive Strain Injury 62
Mice and Other Input Devices 63
To optimize your comfort and productivity, it is important that you set up
your work area correctly and use your Infiniium oscilloscope properly.
With that in mind, we have developed some setup and use
recommendations for you to follow based on established ergonomic
principles.
Improper and prolonged use of keyboards and input devices are among
those tasks that have been associated with repetitive strain injury (RSI) to
soft tissues in the hands and arms. If you experience discomfort or pain
while using the oscilloscope, discontinue use immediately and consult your
physician as soon as possible. For more information on RSI, read the
“About Repetitive Strain Injury” section, next.
Please study the recommendations offered here in this chapter. Included
are references to relevant parts of international standards, regulations, and
guidelines, such as ISO 9241 and the European Community Display Screen
Equipment directive. You may also consult your employer’s human
resources department or other relevant departments for guidance specific
to your company.
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About Repetitive Strain Injury
Because your comfort and safety are our primary concern, we strongly
recommend that you use the Infiniium oscilloscope in accordance with
established ergonomic principles and recommendations. Scientific
literature suggests that there may be a relationship between injury to soft
tissues—especially in the hands and arms—and prolonged improper use of
keyboards or other equipment requiring repeated motions of the hands
and forearms. This literature also suggests that many other risk factors
may increase the chance of such injury, commonly called Repetitive Strain
Injury.
What is RSI?
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI—also known as cumulative trauma disorder or
repetitive motion injury) is a type of injury where soft tissues in the body,
such as muscles, nerves, or tendons, become irritated or inflamed. RSI has
been a reported problem for those who perform repetitive tasks such as
assembly line work, meatpacking, sewing, playing musical instruments, and
computer work. RSI also has been observed in those who frequently
engage in activities such as carpentry, knitting, housework, gardening,
tennis, windsurfing, and lifting children.
What causes RSI?
The specific causes of RSI have not been established. Nevertheless, the
incidence of RSI has been associated with a variety of risk factors,
including:
• Too many uninterrupted repetitions of an activity or motion
• Performing an activity in an awkward or unnatural posture
• Maintaining static posture for prolonged periods
• Failing to take frequent short breaks
• Other environmental and psychosocial factors
In addition, there have been reports associating the occurrence of RSI
with the use of keyboards, mice, and other input devices. Also, certain
medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and diabetes,
may predispose some people to this type of injury.
What if I experience discomfort?
If you are experiencing any discomfort, seek professional medical advice
immediately. Typically, the earlier a problem is diagnosed and treated, the
easier it is to resolve.
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Mice and Other Input Devices
Various aspects of using mice and other input devices may increase your
risk of discomfort or injury. Observing the following recommendations may
reduce that risk.
• Try to keep your hand, wrist, and forearm in a neutral position while
using your mouse or other input device.
• If you use your thumb to rotate the ball on a trackball or spaceball,
keep it in a relaxed, natural shape, and maintain a neutral posture in
your hand, wrist, and forearm.
• Hold the mouse gently by draping your fingers over it. Keep your hand
relaxed and fingers loose. Do not grip the mouse tightly.
• It takes very little pressure or force from your fingers to activate the
buttons or scroll wheel on your mouse, scrolling mouse, trackball, or
other input device. Using too much force can place unnecessary stress
on the tendons and muscles in your hands, wrists, and forearms.
• If you are using a scrolling mouse, be sure to keep your fingers and
hand in a relaxed, neutral position when activating the scroll wheel.
Also, this type of mouse features software that can minimize the
number of mouse movements or button clicks.
• When using a mouse, trackball, or other input device, position it as
close to the keyboard as possible, and keep it at the same level so you
do not have to stretch while using it.
• Be sure to keep your mouse and trackball clean. Regular removal of
accumulated dust and dirt helps ensure proper tracking and reduces
unnecessary hand and wrist motions.
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Index
A
accessing
index, 56
online help, 55
accessories
and options, 12
acquisition
starting and stopping, 37
adjusting
analog channel’s vertical offset, 42
analog channel’s vertical scaling, 42
airflow requirements, 14
application software, 21
associating measurement results with
waveforms, 46
Auto Scale key, 36
Autoscale, 20
B
buttons, 30
as hyperlink, 57
help, 57
C
calibration
output, 20
cautions
cleaning, 23
channel keys, 42
channels
turning on or off analog channels, 42
checking the oscilloscope, 12
cleaning the oscilloscope, 23
Clear Display key, 51
clearing the display, 51
color
use of, 30, 46
configuration
default, 20
edge trigger, 44
configuring
quick measurements, 48
connecting
LAN card, 15
MSO cable, 15
pointing device, 15
power, 16
probes, 17
contents
online help, 55
contents topic, 55
context-sensitive
information, 57
coupling
trigger input, 44
customizing display layout, 46
cycling
markers through channels, 49
measurements through channels, 48
D
default setup, 20
Default Setup key, 36
disk
hard disk recovery, 53
display
clearing, 51
display layout
customizing, 46
display update rate
increasing, 42
drag-and-drop measurements, 46
E
edge trigger
setting, 44
erasing the display, 51
F
finding information, 55, 57
front panel
connections, 17
interface, 25, 30
G
graphical interface, 25
H
hard disk
recovery, 53
help
button, 57
horizontal
zoomed timebase, 39
horizontal position
in zoom mode, 39
hyperlinks, 57
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using to find information, 57
I
icons
measurement, 46
increasing display update rate, 42
index
accessing, 56
information
methods for accessing, 55
inspecting the oscilloscope, 12
installing
application software, 21
K
keys, 30
analog channel, 42
Auto Scale, 36
Clear Display, 51
Default Setup, 36
Markers, 49
Mode, 44
Multi Purpose, 48
Run, 37
Sensitivity, 44
Single, 37
Slope, 44
Source, 44
Stop, 37
Sweep, 44
Touch, 51
Zoom, 39
knobs, 30
analog channel’s vertical offset, 42
analog channel’s vertical scaling, 42
trigger level, 44
L
LAN card, 15
LED indicators, 30
level
trigger, 44
line voltage, 16
M
magnifying
a section of the waveform, 39
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main timebase, 39
making
measurements, 46
quick measurements, 48
waveform bigger or smaller, 42
markers
and measurements, 46
moving, 50
positioning, 49
turning on or off, 49
measurement results
associating with waveform, 46
measurement toolbar, 46
measurements, 46
and markers, 46
quick, 48
using markers, 49, 50
methods for accessing information, 55
Mode key, 44
mouse
connecting, 15
verifying, 20
moving
markers, 49, 50
waveform vertically, 42
MSO cable, 15
Multi Purpose key, 48
N
navigating the online help, 57
notes
online help access, 55, 57
online help windows, 56
zooming, 32
notices, 2
O
offset
adjusting analog channels, 42
online help
accessing, 55
context-sensitive, 57
index, 56
navigating, 57
overview, 55
windows, 56
opening the online help, 55
options
and accessories, 12
oscilloscope
cleaning, 23
inspecting, 12
using, 25
oscilloscope front panel, 30
oscilloscope operation
verifying, 20
oscilloscope probes, see probes
oscilloscope won’t power on, 16
overdriving vertical amplifiers, 32
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P
pointing device
connecting, 15
verifying operation, 20
pollution degree, 13
pollution degree, definitions, 13
position
adjusting analog channel’s vertical, 42
positioning markers, 49
power
connecting, 16
requirements, 16
turning off, 23
power supply protection features, 16
preset measurements, 48
probes
connecting, 17
probing a circuit, 17
Q
quick measurements, 48
R
Repetitive Strain Injury, 61, 62
using the mouse, 63
RJ-45 connector, 15
LAN card, 15
RSI, 61, 62
using the mouse, 63
Run key, 37
S
safety
notices, 59
symbols, 60
scaling
adjusting analog channel’s vertical, 42
seconds per division
in zoom mode, 39
Sensitivity key, 44
setting
edge trigger, 44
setup
default, 20
Single key, 37
slope
trigger, 44
Slope key, 44
source
trigger, 44
Source key, 44
starting and stopping acquisition, 37
status indicators
trigger, 44
Stop
key, 37
sweep
key, 44
triggered, 44
symbols, safety, 60
T
tabs
as hyperlink, 57
toolbars
measurement, 46
topics
contents, 55
navigating, 57
Touch key, 51
tracking waveforms
using markers, 49
trigger
input coupling, 44
level, 44
setting edge, 44
slope, 44
source, 44
status indicators, 44
triggered sweep, 44
turning analog channels on or off, 42
turning markers on and off, 49
U
use of color in interface, 30, 46
user interface
front panel, 30
use of color, 30
user interface elements, 57
using
hyperlinks, 57
markers, 49
oscilloscope, 25
V
verifying basic operation, 20
vertical inputs
overdriving, 32
vertical offset
adjusting analog channels, 42
vertical scaling
adjusting analog channels, 42
volts per division
adjusting, 42
W
warnings, 59
waveform
magnifying, 39
waveform features
measurements on, 46
moving markers to, 50
waveforms
acquiring, 37
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associating with measurement results, 46
drag-and-drop measurements on, 46
making quick measurements, 48
measuring using markers, 49
turning off, 42
window
zoom, 39
windows
online help, 56
Windows operating system settings, 22
Z
zoom display, 39
Zoom key, 39
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