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Agilent Technologies Ininiium 9000 User`s guide
Infiniium 9000 Series
Oscilloscope
User’s Guide
Publication number 54904-97008
November 2012
© Agilent Technologies 2012
In This Book
This book provides the information you need to begin using the Infiniium 9000
Series oscilloscope. It contains four chapters:
Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Oscilloscope”, contains inspection, power
requirements, air flow, and setup information.
Chapter 2, “Working in Comfort”, contains recommendations for working
comfortably and safely while operating the Infiniium oscilloscope.
Chapter 3, “Using the Oscilloscope”, gives an overview of the front panel and
the graphical user interface, and tells you how to perform basic operations
with the oscilloscope.
Chapter 4, “Accessing the Online Help”, describes the Infiniium oscilloscope
application’s online help contents and navigation. The online help describes
how to use the Infiniium oscilloscope software in more detail.
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 programming the oscilloscope using a computer with a
GPIB interface card or LAN interface card, see the Programmer’s Reference
for your model number oscilloscope 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.
9000 Series Oscilloscopes -- At a Glance
9000 Series Oscilloscopes -- At a Glance
9000 Series Oscilloscope Models
Model
Bandwidth
Std. Memory (2 ch, 4 ch)
DSO/MSO9064A
DSO/MSO9104A
DSO/MSO9254A
DSO/MSO9404A
DSO9024H
DSO9054H
DSO9104H
DSO9204H
600 MHz
1 GHz
2.5 GHz
4 GHz
250 MHz
500 MHz
1 GHz
2 GHz
40 Mpts, 20 Mpts
40 Mpts, 20 Mpts
40 Mpts, 20 Mpts
40 Mpts, 20 Mpts
100 Mpts, 50 Mpts
100 Mpts, 50 Mpts
100 Mpts, 50 Mpts
100 Mpts, 50 Mpts
DSO9024H, DSO9054H, DSO9104H, and DSO9204H models have up to 12 bits
of high resolution.
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 250 MHz to 4 GHz.
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 correlations easy.
• Current configuration parameters displayed near the waveform display and
are color-coded to make identification easy.
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9000 Series Oscilloscopes -- At a Glance
• Graphical interface menus and toolbars simplify complex measurement
setups.
Horizontal controls set sweep speed and position
• Main sweep speeds from 5 ps/div to 20 s/div.
• 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 scope 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.
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.
Vertical controls set attenuation and position
• Input attenuation adjustable from 1 mV/div to 1 V/div.
• 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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Contents
9000 Series Oscilloscopes -- At a Glance
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1 Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To inspect package contents 9
To inspect options and accessories 10
Technical Specifications 11
To position for proper airflow 12
To connect power 14
To connect a mouse, keyboard, LAN cable, USB device, and printer
To connect oscilloscope probes 17
To tilt the oscilloscope for easier viewing 19
To turn on the oscilloscope 20
To turn off the oscilloscope 21
To verify basic oscilloscope operation 22
Installing application programs on Infiniium 24
Changing Windows Operating System Settings 25
To clean the oscilloscope 26
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2 Working in Comfort
About Repetitive Strain Injury 29
Mice and Other Input Devices 30
3 Using the Oscilloscope
Front Panel 34
Acquisition Run Controls 36
Horizontal Controls 36
Trigger Controls 36
Vertical Controls 37
Marker and Measurement Controls 37
To set the oscilloscope to a known starting condition 38
To start and stop waveform acquisition 39
To clear the waveform display 40
To turn an analog channel on or off 41
To turn the digital channels on or off 42
To adjust the analog channel’s vertical scale and offset 43
To adjust horizontal scale and horizontal position 44
To magnify a part of the waveform using Zoom 45
To set the oscilloscope to trigger on an edge 46
To use the markers 47
To use the quick measurements 48
To enable or disable the touch screen 49
Graphical User Interface 51
To perform basic user interface operations 58
To select a command from the menu bar 62
To select a command from a context-sensitive menu 63
To start and stop waveform acquisition 66
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To clear the waveform display 67
To print the screen 68
To change waveform brightness 69
To turn a channel on or off 70
To adjust the vertical offset 71
To adjust vertical scaling 73
To access the channel setup 74
To set the horizontal reference point 75
To adjust horizontal scale 76
To adjust horizontal position 77
To access the horizontal setup 78
To zoom on a section of the waveform 79
To move the markers using the graphical interface
To make a measurement on a waveform 82
To access the trigger setup 84
To set an edge trigger 85
To set dialog box preferences 86
To recover your Infiniium hard disk 87
4 Accessing the Online Help
To access the online help 91
To access context-sensitive information
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Setting Up the Oscilloscope
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
To inspect package contents
❏ Inspect the shipping container for damage.
Keep a damaged shipping container or cushioning material until you have
inspected the contents of the shipment for completeness and have checked
the oscilloscope mechanically and electrically.
❏ 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.
• 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.
❏ Verify that you received the following items in the Infiniium Oscilloscope
packaging.
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Infiniium Oscilloscope
Mouse
Touch screen Stylus
Front Panel Cover
N2873A 10:1 Divider Passive Probe per Scope Channel
Channel Flying Lead Set Logic Probe, MSO Cable, and Calibration Fixture
(MSO models only)
• Probe Accessory Pouch (mounts on rear of oscilloscope)
• Agilent I/O Libraries Suite 15.0
• Localized Power Cord
• Keyboard
If anything is missing, contact your nearest Agilent Technologies Sales Office.
If the shipment was damaged, contact the carrier, then contact the nearest
Agilent Technologies Sales Office.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To inspect options and accessories
Verify that you received the options and accessories you ordered and that none
were damaged.
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.
For a complete list of options and accessories available for the 9000 Series
oscilloscopes, see the Infiniium 9000 Series Oscilloscopes data sheets.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Technical Specifications
For complete specifications and characteristics, direct your web browser to
www.agilent.com and perform a search for the oscilloscope’s model number.
Then select “Data Sheets” from the Library.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To position for proper airflow
CAUTION
Position the oscilloscope where it will have sufficient clearance for airflow
around the top, back, and sides (see Figure 1-1). Place the oscilloscope on a
hard surface to avoid blocking the airflow underneath the oscilloscope. (For
example, a piece of paper or carpet could block the fans and cause the
instrument to overheat.)
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Figure 1-1
Minimum top clearance 0 mm
Infiniium 9000 Series
oscilloscope
(front view)
Minimum bottom clearance: No intrusion into the space
under the oscilloscope as defined by the feet. Feet must
rest on hard surface.
Rear Panel
Minimum 75 mm
Minimum 25.4 mm
Minimum 25.4 mm
Infiniium 9000 Series
oscilloscope
Top View
(top view)
The airflow requirement is 300 cfm
Positioning the Infiniium Oscilloscope with Sufficient Clearance
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To connect power
1 Position the oscilloscope so that it is not difficult to unplug the power cord.
2 Connect the power cord to the side panel of the oscilloscope and then to a
suitable ac voltage source (100 to 120 V, 50/60/400 Hz and 100 to 240 V, 50/60
Hz for the 9000 series). The power cord serves as the main disconnecting
device. The maximum power dissipation is 375 W.
The oscilloscope power supply automatically adjusts for line input voltages in
the range 100 to 240 VAC. Therefore, you do not need to adjust an input line
voltage setting. The line cord provided is matched by Agilent Technologies to
the country of origin of the order.
You should regularly check the condition of the power cord.
AC power cord
plugs into here
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To connect a mouse, keyboard, LAN cable, USB device,
and printer
See Figure 1-2 on the next page for the location of the side panel connectors
described below.
Mouse The mouse can be plugged into either a USB port or into a PS2 port.
There are several USB connectors on the front panel or the side panel of the
oscilloscope that can be used. When using the PS2 port, the mouse must be
plugged in prior to turning on power to the oscilloscope
Keyboard The keyboard can be plugged into either a USB port or a PS2 port.
There are several USB connectors on the front panel or the side panel of the
oscilloscope that can be used. When using the PS2 port, the keyboard must be
plugged in prior to turning on power to the oscilloscope.
LAN Cable Connect your LAN cable to the RJ-45 connector on the side panel
of the oscilloscope.
After you have connected to the LAN card, you must set up the network. Before you start
to set up your network, you should exit the oscilloscope application.
USB Connectors Side panel USB connectors can be used for any USB
devices. There are also three USB connectors in the lower right corner of the
front panel.
Printer Cable If you have a parallel (Centronics) printer, you will need a
parallel printer cable. Connect the cable to the parallel port on the side panel
of the oscilloscope.
If you have a serial printer, you will need a 9-pin to 25-pin serial printer cable.
Some printers may require other cable configurations, but the oscilloscope has
a 9-pin serial connector. Connect the cable into the RS-232 port.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Figure 1-2
Mouse PS/2 port
Keyboard PS/2 Port
Removable
Hard Drive
Serial printer
port
XGA video
output
Parallel printer
port
USB ports
LAN port
USB cable
AC power
input
Side Panel
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To connect oscilloscope probes
1 Attach the probe connector to the desired oscilloscope channel or trigger input
using the probe instructions.
Figure 1-3
Digital
channels
input
4 analog input channels where probes are
connected
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
2 Connect the probe to the circuit of interest using the browser or other probing
accessories.
Figure 1-4
Probing the Circuit
3 Disconnect the probe.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not attempt to twist the snap-on probes on or off the oscilloscope’s BNC
connector. Twisting the probe connector body will damage it.
!
Do not exceed the maximum input voltage rating. The maximum input voltage
for the 50 Ω inputs is ±5 Vpeak, CAT I and for the 1 MΩ inputs, it is 150 Vrms
(or dc), CAT I, ±250 V (dc + ac) in ac coupling.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To tilt the oscilloscope for easier viewing
1 Lift up the front of the oscilloscope, grasp one of the plastic feet on either side,
and pull it down and forward until it latches into place. Repeat for the other
foot.
Figure 1-5
Latching the Oscilloscope Front Feet
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To turn on the oscilloscope
The first time you turn on the oscilloscope, you will need to have a mouse
connected. The mouse is needed 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.
Figure 1-6
power switch
Turning on the Oscilloscope
After a short initialization period, the oscilloscope display appears. The
oscilloscope is ready to use.
2 You can connect and disconnect probes and BNC cables while the oscilloscope
is turned on.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To turn 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.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To verify basic oscilloscope operation
1 Connect one end of the passive probe cable channel 1.
2 Connect the other end of the passive probe cable to the front panel probe comp
connector with the square wave label.
Figure 1-7
Front panel
connector
with square
wave label
Verifying Basic Oscilloscope Operation
3 Press the [Default Setup] key on the front panel.
The display will pause momentarily while the oscilloscope is configured to its
default settings.
4 Press the [Auto Scale] key on the front panel.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
The display will pause momentarily while the oscilloscope adjusts the sweep
speed and vertical scale. You should then see a square wave with peak-to-peak
amplitude of approximately 5 divisions and about four cycles on screen. If you
do not see the waveform, ensure your power source is adequate, the
oscilloscope is properly powered-on, and the probe is connected securely to
the front panel connector.
5 Move the mouse around the mouse surface and verify that the on-screen
pointer follows the mouse movement.
6 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.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Installing application programs on Infiniium
Infiniium is an open Windows operating system, which allows you to 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 2003, 2007, 2010
• MathWorks MATLAB
• Mathsoft MathCad 2001i
• McAfee VirusScan
• Symantec Norton AntiVirus
Before installing any software, you should exit the oscilloscope application.
If you install an application other than those which Agilent has tested, it is
possible that it could break the oscilloscope application. This would
potentially require you to recover the oscilloscope hard drive using the hard
drive’s hidden recovery partition.
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Changing Windows Operating System Settings
Before changing any Windows operating system settings outside of the
oscilloscope application you should exit the oscilloscope application.
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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.
Display Settings:
• Do not change the screen resolution 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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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
To clean the oscilloscope
Clean the oscilloscope with a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and water
solution.
CAUTION
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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Working in Comfort
Working in Comfort
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 there
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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Working in Comfort
About Repetitive Strain Injury
What is RSI?
What causes RSI?
What if I experience
discomfort?
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 there are many other risk factors that may increase
the chance of such injury, commonly called Repetitive Strain Injury.
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.
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.
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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Working in Comfort
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 as 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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Using the Oscilloscope
Using the Oscilloscope
The topics covered in this chapter are very basic controls. For more detailed
explanations of controls not found in this chapter, consult the built-in
information system loaded on your oscilloscope (Help > Contents).
The Infiniium Oscilloscope is designed to be easy to use.
• The familiar front-panel oscilloscope interface with knobs and keys is
optimized for the most common kinds of troubleshooting tasks and basic
measurements. See “Using the Front Panel”.
• 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. See “Using the Graphical Interface”.
• The Infiniium oscilloscope application also provides online help, which
gives detailed information on using the oscilloscope. See “Accessing the
Online Help”.
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Using the Oscilloscope
Using the Front Panel
The Infiniium 9000 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. In addition, the front panel has a set of LED (LightEmitting Diode) indicators; by using these and the display, you see the
oscilloscope’s configuration at a glance.
You can also push many of the front panel knobs to activate various modes
such as vernier scaling (fine scaling).
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 configuration items and values related to
channel 1 are displayed in the same color.
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Using the Oscilloscope
Front Panel
Figure 3-1 shows a typical Infiniium 9000 Series oscilloscope front panel.
Figure 3-1
Selection knob (push to toggle selection)
Run/Stop control section
Horizontal controls
(time/div, position, etc.)
Trigger controls
Turn digital channels on/off
Turn serial decode on/off
Color coded controls for
each analog oscilloscope
channel
Infiniium Oscilloscope Front Panel
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Using the Oscilloscope
Using the front panel, you can configure the oscilloscope for most
troubleshooting tasks. The control categories are:
• Run controls
• Horizontal controls
• Trigger controls
• Vertical controls
• Marker and Measurement controls
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Using the Oscilloscope
Acquisition Run Controls
Using the acquisition run controls, you control whether the oscilloscope is
running or stopped. You can also put the oscilloscope into Single mode where
only one acquisition is acquired before the oscilloscope stops.
Horizontal Controls
Using the horizontal controls, you 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, which uses
software to expand part of the acquisition memory.
Several other keys in this section do not pertain directly to horizontal controls.
For example, the [Autoscale] key allows you to reset the oscilloscope to its
default setup and automatically configure the oscilloscope for the current
input signals. Also, the [Clear Display] key erases the waveforms from the
display and resets such things as measurement statistics and averaging. The
[Touch] key enables or disables the touch screen. The [Default Setup] key returns
the oscilloscope to a known state.
Trigger Controls
Using the trigger controls, you set the conditions on which the oscilloscope
will trigger and acquire an input signal. You can set up a variety of trigger
conditions. Edge and advanced triggers can be selected from the front panel,
and the parameters for edge triggering can be set up here as well. The advanced
trigger parameters must be set up using the graphical interface.
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. See “Using the Graphical Interface” for information on
accessing the graphical interface.
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Using the Oscilloscope
Vertical Controls
Using the vertical controls, you set the vertical scaling (volts per division) and
vertical offset. You can also turn the display on or off for a particular channel.
Additionally, this section has a set of LEDs per channel that tell you what the
input impedance is for the channel, what the coupling is for the channel, and
whether or not Bandwidth Limit is enabled.
Marker and Measurement Controls
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 position control.
The [Multi Purpose] key can be customized in the GUI to perform a variety of
operations (under Utilities > Customize Multipurpose). Pressing this key will
then carry out the operation you specify.
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Using the Oscilloscope
To set the oscilloscope to a known starting condition
• Press the [Default Setup] key.
You can set up the oscilloscope for many different kinds of complex
measurements. To easily reset the oscilloscope to a known measurement
configuration, use the [Default Setup] key.
If you use the [Default Setup] key, you can select Control > Undo Default Setup
to return the oscilloscope to its original configuration.
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 4) 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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Using the Oscilloscope
To start and stop waveform acquisition
The [Run/Stop] key is green when the oscilloscope is acquiring data, and red
when it is stopped.
• To start a waveform acquisition, press the [Run/Stop] key.
The oscilloscope begins acquiring data. When it receives a trigger signal, it
finishes acquiring data, updates the display, then starts another acquisition
cycle if it is in triggered (Trig’d) or auto trigger (Auto) mode.
• To stop waveform acquisition, press the [Run/Stop] key.
The oscilloscope stops acquiring data. Whatever data was last acquired
remains on the screen.
• To make a single acquisition, press the [Single] key.
The [Single] key is lit yellow while the acquisition takes place. When the single
acquisition is complete, the [Single] key is unlit and the [Run/Stop] key turns
red.
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Using the Oscilloscope
To clear the waveform display
• Press the [Clear Display] key.
The oscilloscope clears the waveform display. 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, histogram, mask testing, and
measurement statistics.
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Using the Oscilloscope
To turn an analog channel on or off
• To turn an analog channel on, press the channel number key in the Vertical
section until it is illuminated. To turn it off, press the channel number key again.
If you are not using a particular analog channel, you can turn it off. This
simplifies the waveform display and also increases the display update rate.
While an analog channel is turned off, data acquisition continues for that analog
channel. Thus, you can still use the analog channel as a source for functions.
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.
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Using the Oscilloscope
To turn the digital channels on or off
• To turn the digital channels on, press the [Digital] key on the front panel. To
turn them off, press the key again.
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Using the Oscilloscope
To adjust the analog channel’s vertical scale and offset
• To make the waveform bigger, turn the vertical scale knob clockwise. To
make it smaller, 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. There are fewer volts displayed per division. Increasing the
vertical scale makes the waveform smaller. There are more volts displayed per
division.
• 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.
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Using the Oscilloscope
To adjust horizontal scale and horizontal position
• 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.
• To move the waveform to the right, turn the horizontal position knob
clockwise. To move the waveform to the left, turn the horizontal position 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 detent programmed into the
software so 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.
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To magnify a part of the waveform using Zoom
• To turn on zoom, press the [Zoom] key. To turn it off, press the [Zoom] key again.
The waveform display area splits into two regions. The top one is the main
timebase. The bottom is the zoomed timebase, which represents a software
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.
The horizontal scale and horizontal position controls now change how the
waveform is shown in the zoom 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.
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To set the oscilloscope to trigger on an edge
1 Press and release the [Source] key until the desired source LED is
illuminated.
You can choose any of the channels, the Aux, or Line 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.
3 Press the [Sweep] key until the Trig’d LED is illuminated.
The oscilloscope will wait for the edge before initiating a sweep.
4 Turn the [Level] knob to adjust the voltage level at which the oscilloscope
will trigger.
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To use the 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 that the values are highly accurate.
To select the type of marker mode that you want to use, press the [Markers]
key and select the mode in the Markers Setup dialog box that appears.
To turn on Marker A, press the Position knob until the marker that 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.
To turn on Marker B, press the Position knob until the marker that 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.
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To use the quick measurements
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), which is described as follows.
• 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 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 application’s online help (described in Chapter 4) for
information on how to configure the quick measurement capability, using the
Customize Measurement feature of the graphical interface.
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To enable or disable the touch screen
• To enable or disable the touch screen, press the front panel [Touch] key.
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Using the Graphical Interface
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, tool bars, dialog boxes, icons, and buttons.
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Graphical User Interface
The graphical interface looks like the following two figures.
Figure 3-2
Access the
Channel Setup
dialog box
Turn this
channel
on or off
Set vertical
scaling
Memory bar—
highlighted area shows
how much of
acquisition memory is
displayed on the screen
Menu bar
Measurement
toolbar
Access the
Digital Setup
dialog box
This button
minimizes the
oscilloscope
application
Infiniium Oscilloscope Top of Display
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Figure 3-3
Single
See more
measurements
Turn off any
measurements
that are running
(use Clear display
to reset/restart
measurement
statistics)
Run
Stop
Clear
display
Print
screen
Set
horizontal
scale
Access the
Horizontal Setup
dialog box
Set
horizontal
position
(delay)
Access
the
Trigger
Setup
dialog
box
Set
trigger
level
Waveform
Brightness
Infiniium Oscilloscope Bottom of Display
To make it easy to see which controls affect each waveform, the oscilloscope
uses color consistently throughout the graphical interface. These colors match
the ones used on the front panel channel inputs. For example, the color of the
waveform for channel 1 matches the color for that channel. If channel 1 is the
trigger signal, all of the trigger configuration items, including the trigger level
reference icon (at the right side of the waveform display area), will match that
color. The buttons associated with that channel, vertical scaling and offset
settings, ground reference indicator, and measurements done on that channel
also have the same color.
All changes made to the front panel settings are reflected in the graphical user
interface, and changes made using the graphical interface are reflected in the
front panel where applicable. Use whichever interface is easiest for you in a
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particular measurement situation. For example, it might be easiest to set a
coarse vertical scale using the knobs, then fine-tune the setting using the
graphical user interface.
The graphical interface is arranged so that the most common functions
affecting the waveform display are located around the edge of the waveform
viewing area. These include the measurement toolbar, horizontal and trigger
toolbar, and vertical toolbar.
Measurement Toolbar
The measurement toolbar contains icons representing the most commonly
used automatic measurements built into the oscilloscope.
Drag and Drop Measurements By dragging one of the measurement
icons to a waveform in the waveform display area, you can make that
measurement on the waveform. As you drag a measurement icon around
the screen, the icon outline changes color to match the color of the closest
waveform. This makes it easy to see which waveform will be measured
when you drop the icon. For those measurements that are done on
waveform features, the measurement is made at the feature closest to the
location where you dropped the icon. For example, you might want to
measure the rise time of the fifth rising edge; dropping the rise time
measurement icon at that edge will cause the measurement to be made on
that edge.
You can also make a measurement by simply clicking the icon on the
measurement toolbar, then selecting the source to be measured in the dialog
box that appears. When you start a measurement this way, any measurements
on waveform-specific features will measure the feature closest to the
horizontal reference indicator.
Each waveform can have multiple simultaneous measurements and the
measurements can all be of the same type, if desired. For example, you can
have three pulse width measurements on different parts of the same waveform.
Geometric Measurement Indicators For each measurement currently
running, a geometric indicator at the measurement location on the
waveform corresponds to an identical indicator in the measurement
results readout. This makes it easy for you to verify that the readout shows
results for the correct waveform and the correct feature on that waveform.
See figure 3-25 for an example.
Tool Tips To find out what a particular measurement tool does, move
the mouse pointer over it for a moment. A small pop-up window will appear
that describes the measurement.
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Other Measurement Features More measurements are available than
will fit on a single toolbar. Click the More (1 of 2) or More (2 of 2) icons to
see other measurements. Clicking Delete All will remove all selected
measurements from the waveform display area.
Tab Display Area
The tab display area is located beneath the waveform viewing area.
Figure 3-4
Minimize and maximize
tabs buttons
Tab Display Area
The display area shows information and statistics for the particular tab that is
selected. The type of markers that are shown in the waveform viewing area
depend on the tab that you have selected. The selected tab has an orange
border to reflect the type of markers being displayed. For example, when the
Histogram tab is selected, the markers are histogram markers and are used to
define the histogram window.
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
and can be configured using the graphical interface.
Waveform Manipulation When using the graphical interface, two
features are available that can simplify your work with waveforms:
• Direct Manipulation—you can use the mouse to click and drag waveforms
to new vertical positions, which changes the vertical offset, or to new
horizontal positions, which changes the horizontal position or delay value.
• Zoom—you can click and drag a rectangular area on the display, then click
the Waveform Zoom menu item to zoom on that section of displayed
waveforms. The oscilloscope does this in one of two ways. If acquisition is
stopped, the magnification is done by the oscilloscope software. If
acquisition is running, the oscilloscope automatically adjusts the vertical
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scaling and offset and the horizontal scale and position to present the
zoomed section of the waveforms.
See “To zoom on a section of the waveform”.
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 A small symbol is shown at the right side
of the waveform display area for each waveform that is on, including
channels, waveform memories, and functions. This 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 using the mouse
or touch screen; doing so automatically changes the vertical offset for that
waveform.
Menu Control and Menus
The display looks like figure 3-2 and figure 3-3, including a menu bar,
measurement toolbar (if enabled), and graphical controls for vertical,
horizontal, trigger, and acquisition.
You can use the menu bar for most oscilloscope configuration functions.
Context-sensitive menus, which pop up to provide a selection of commands
within particular regions of the user interface, are available in the following
regions:
• Memory bar
• Waveform display area
• Measurement toolbar
• Horizontal and acquisition controls
You display a context-sensitive menu by clicking the right mouse button with
the pointer in one of these regions. For more information on context-sensitive
menus, see “To select a command from a context-sensitive menu” on page 3-63.
Vertical Settings and Controls The top of the waveform display area
includes the vertical settings and controls. All channels are shown with
the corresponding vertical scaling settings in volts per division. Each has
a checkbox allowing you to turn that channel on or off, and a set of controls
allowing you to change the vertical scaling. Clicking directly on the vertical
scaling value displays a pop-up numeric keypad allowing you to set a
precise vertical scale.
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Horizontal and Trigger Toolbar
At the bottom of the waveform display area is the horizontal and trigger
toolbar. This includes the run/stop controls, the horizontal controls, and the
trigger controls.
Run/Stop Control See figure 3-11. At the left side of the Horizontal and
Trigger toolbar bar are six icons:
• The leftmost is a blue-green octagon. Clicking this starts an acquisition.
(Same as pressing the [Run] key on the front panel.)
• The next control is a red octagon. Clicking this stops acquisition. (Same as
pressing the [Stop] key on the front panel.)
• The next control is a yellow octagon. Clicking this starts a single acquisition.
(Same as pressing the [Single] key on the front panel.)
• The next control is a small windshield wiper. Clicking this clears acquired
waveform data from the display. (Same as pressing the [Clear Display] key
on the front panel.)
• The next control is a printer. Clicking prints the screen to the default printer.
• The rightmost control is the waveform brightness control.
Horizontal settings and controls The middle of the Horizontal and
Trigger toolbar contains the horizontal settings and controls. Leftmost is
a button, labeled with an “H.” Clicking this displays the horizontal setup
dialog box.
Next is the current horizontal scale. Clicking this displays a pop-up numeric
keypad so you can set a particular horizontal scale. Or, you can click the two
icons to the right of the horizontal scale setting to cycle through the preset
speeds. The left 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.
Next is the horizontal position (delay) setting. Clicking this displays a pop-up
numeric keypad that lets you set a particular position. Or, you can use the three
icons to the right. The left arrow moves the waveform to the left, the center
“0” resets the delay to zero, and the right arrow moves the waveform to the
right.
Across the toolbar are three vertical arrows. These are the left, center, and
right horizontal reference indicators. Clicking on one of these arrows moves
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 all post-trigger.
• Center means the information to the left of center is pretrigger; to the right
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is post-trigger.
• Right means the information on the display is pretrigger.
The horizontal position value represents the time relative to the trigger at the
respective horizontal reference. When you change the horizontal scale, the
waveforms expand and contract about this reference position.
Trigger settings and controls The right side of the Horizontal and
Trigger toolbar contains the trigger settings and controls. These will vary
depending on the current trigger configuration, which can be set using the
front panel and the graphical interface. Advanced trigger configuration
items are available only through the graphical interface. You can click on
the button labeled with a “T” to bring up the trigger setup dialog box.
When the scope is set for edge trigger on a particular channel, the trigger level
setting is shown. You can click it to display a pop-up numeric keypad that lets
you set a particular trigger level. You can also click the up and down arrows
to the right of the setting to increase or decrease the trigger level, respectively.
You can also click the trigger reference indicator at the right side of the display
and drag it up or down to change the trigger level.
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To perform basic user interface operations
• To move the pointer on the screen, move the mouse or touch the screen with
the stylus and move it.
• To click an item in the graphical interface, point at that item with the pointer,
then press and release the left mouse button or touch screen.
• To right-click an item in the graphical interface, point at that item with the
mouse pointer, then press and release the right mouse button. The right mouse
button capability is not available using the touch screen stylus.
Use the right-click operation to access context-sensitive menus. See “To select
a command from a context-sensitive menu”.
• To use an option button, click to select the desired item.
Option buttons appear in many different dialog boxes in the oscilloscope
graphical interface. See the Persistence option buttons in figure 3-5. You can
choose only one option at a time.
• To use a check box, click with the pointer in the box.
A check mark in the box indicates that item is selected. See the Color Grade
check box in figure 3-5. To clear the selection, click with the pointer in the box.
• To use a drop-down list box, click the arrow at the right side of the box. Then
click on the desired choice to highlight it.
See the Multipurpose selection list box in figure 3-7.
• To use a spin box, click the up arrow to increase the value displayed in the
box, and the down arrow to decrease it.
See the Suffix spin box in figure 3-7.
• To move a dialog box, press and hold the left mouse button or touch screen
stylus with the pointer in the title bar, drag the box to a new position on the
screen, then release.
• To close a dialog box, click the “X” symbol in the upper right corner of the box,
or click Close in the box.
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Figure 3-5
Click and drag the
title bar to move the
dialog box on the
screen
Click to put a check
mark in the check box
and enable Connect
Dots mode
Click one of these
check boxes to select
Color Grade or
Infinite persistence
Click and drag the
Intensity control
slider up to increase
the waveform
brightness
Click and drag the
Intensity control
slider down to
decrease the
waveform brightness
Dialog Box Interface Elements
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Figure 3-6
Click one of these
Close buttons to
close the dialog box
click one of these
option buttons to
change the number
of waveform
viewing areas
Click and drag the
Intensity control
slider up to increase
the intensity of the
grid
Click and drag the
Intensity control
slider down to
decrease the
intensity of the grid
Click this check box to
enable the touch screen
Dialog Box Interface Elements
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Figure 3-7
Click the arrow in a
drop-down list box...
...to see the options you can
choose
Dialog Box with a Drop-Down List Box
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To select a command from the menu bar
1 Click a menu bar item.
2 Move the pointer to the desired menu item.
3 Click the mouse button or touch screen.
The desired command is executed, or a dialog box is presented for you to
configure the oscilloscope.
If you continue to hold the mouse button after step 1, release the button in
step 3 to execute the command.
Some menus have submenus. These are indicated by an arrow at the right side
of the command. When you move the pointer to one of these menu commands,
the submenu automatically appears. You can then move the pointer to the
desired command on that submenu and click the mouse button or touch screen
to execute the command.
Figure 3-8
Click the Measure
menu, then Thresholds
to customize the
measurement setup
Selecting a Command from the Menu Bar
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To select a command from a context-sensitive menu
1 Move the mouse pointer to a particular area of the display in which you
want to change the oscilloscope configuration.
Context-sensitive menus provide quick access to commands and
configuration items that relate only to the context of the particular graphical
interface item in which they are found. They are available in the following
display areas: memory bar, measurement toolbar, waveform display area, and
horizontal settings and controls.
2 Click the right mouse button. Right click is not available using the touch
screen stylus.
3 Move the pointer to the desired menu item.
4 Click the left or right mouse button.
If you continue to hold the mouse button after step 2, release the button in
step 4 to execute the command.
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Figure 3-9
Right-click the mouse in the
waveform display area, then
select Autoscale from the menu
to force the oscilloscope to
autoscale the current
waveform(s)
Selecting a Command from a Context-Sensitive Menu
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Figure 3-10
Right-click in this
region to see the
Acquisition Setup
context-sensitive menu
Right-click in this
region to see the
Measurement Setup
context-sensitive menu
Right-click in
the waveform
display area
to see the
waveform
contextsensitive
menu
Right-click in this region to see
the horizontal, trigger, and run
controls context-sensitive menu
Right-click
in this region to see the contextsensitive menu for the currently
selected tab
Location of Context-Sensitive Menus
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To start and stop waveform acquisition
• To start waveform acquisition, click the start button at the bottom of the
waveform display area.
• To stop waveform acquisition, click the stop button at the bottom of the
waveform display area.
See figure 3-11.
You can still use the [Run/Stop] key on the front panel. However, if you are
performing many graphical interface operations, it is easier to start and stop
the oscilloscope using the buttons in the interface, so you do not have to
remove your hand from the mouse or the stylus away from the touch screen.
Figure 3-11
Click this button
to start waveform
Click this button
to stop waveform
Start and Stop Icons
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To clear the waveform display
• Click the clear display button at the bottom of the waveform display.
See figure 3-12.
You can still use the [Clear Display] key on the front panel while the graphical
interface is enabled.
Clearing the display removes all displayed waveform data in preparation for
another acquisition. It also resets all automatic measurements and
measurement statistics.
Figure 3-12
Click this button to
clear the
waveform display
Clearing the Display
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To print the screen
• Click the print button at the bottom of the waveform display.
See figure 3-13.
Infiniium prints the screen to the default printer according to the configuration
that you have selected in the Windows Control Panel.
Figure 3-13
Click this button to
print the screen
Printing the Screen
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To change waveform brightness
• Click the waveform brightness button at the bottom of the waveform display.
See figure 3-14.
Figure 3-14
Click this button to change the
waveform brightness
Changing Waveform Brightness
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To turn a channel on or off
• To turn a channel on, click the check box next to the channel number so that
a check mark appears in the box. To turn a channel off, click the check box
again to clear it.
See figure 3-15.
If you are not using a channel, you can turn it off. This simplifies the waveform
display and also increases the display update rate. When you turn off a channel,
the current vertical scaling factor and vertical scale buttons for that channel
disappear. They re-appear when you turn the channel on.
You can also turn a channel on or off by using the Channel Setup dialog box,
or by using the front panel key for that channel.
Figure 3-15
Turn a channel on by
clicking the On
check box until a
check mark appears
Turn a channel off
by clicking the On
check box until the
box is cleared
Turning a Channel On or Off
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To adjust the vertical offset
• Click and hold the left mouse button or touch screen stylus on the waveform
you want to move, then drag the pointer up or down to move the waveform to
the desired offset. Release when finished.
or
• Click and hold the left mouse button or touch screen stylus on the ground
reference indicator for the waveform you want to move, then drag the pointer
to move the waveform to the desired offset. Release when finished.
or
• Click the channel button in the vertical toolbar, then set the vertical offset using
the spin box control in the Channel Setup dialog box.
If you leave the mouse pointer on the waveform (without clicking), the pointer
changes into crossed arrows as a visual indicator that you can drag the
waveform when you click and hold. If you move the crossed arrow pointer up
or down, the interface constrains the movement vertically and adjusts vertical
offset only. If you initially move the crossed arrow pointer left or right, the
interface constrains the movement horizontally and changes the horizontal
position setting only.
You can also adjust the vertical offset through the Channel Setup dialog box.
See “To access the channel setup”.
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Figure 3-16
Click to access the
Channel Setup dialog box,
then set vertical offset
using the spin box or
numeric keypad...
...or click the
ground reference
indicator and drag
it up or down to
change the vertical
offset...
...or click the
waveform and
drag it up or down
to do the same
thing.
Adjusting Vertical Offset
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To adjust vertical scaling
• To make the waveform bigger, click the larger waveform button next to the
channel number near the top of the display. To make the waveform smaller,
click the smaller waveform button.
See figure 3-17. The number of volts per division decreases.
The number of volts per division increases. The current setting in volts per
division is shown next to the waveform buttons for the channel. Notice that
the setting is color-coded to match the waveform color for easy recognition.
You can also adjust the vertical scaling by clicking on the current setting, which
is shown next to the waveform buttons for the channel. This displays a pop-up
numeric keypad that allows you to set an exact value for the scaling. Or, you
can adjust the vertical scaling through the Channel Setup dialog box. See “To
access the channel setup”.
Figure 3-17
Click to display a pop-up
numeric keypad that lets
you specify a particular
vertical scaling value
Click to make the
waveform bigger
(fewer volts per
division)
Click to make the
waveform smaller
(more volts per
division)
Adjusting Vertical Scaling
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To access the channel setup
• Click the channel number button at the top of the waveform display.
or
• Select the desired channel from the Setup menu.
With the channel setup dialog box, you can set the vertical scaling, offset, input
coupling, and input impedance. It also lets you specify the characteristics of
the probe, using the Probes button. You can set attenuation ratio, attenuation
units, and measurement units for the probe, or perform a probe calibration.
For Agilent Technologies probes that are compatible with the AutoProbe
Interface, the oscilloscope will automatically set these characteristics (except
for skew) after identifying the probe when it is connected to the channel input.
Figure 3-18
Click one of the
channel buttons at
the top of the
waveform display...
...or select a
channel from
the Setup
menu...
Accessing the Channel Setup
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...to access the Channel
Setup dialog box.
Using the Oscilloscope
To set the horizontal reference point
• Click one of the arrows at the bottom of the waveform display.
The selected horizontal reference is highlighted.
The vertical arrows at the bottom of the display correspond to the left, center,
and right horizontal reference points. This is the position of the trigger if the
horizontal position is set to zero delay. A non-zero horizontal position value
is the time relative to the trigger event at the selected horizontal reference
point.
Figure 3-19
Click to set the
horizontal reference
to the left side of the
display
Click to set the
horizontal reference
to the center of the
display
Click to set the
horizontal reference
to the right side of
the display
Horizontal Reference Points
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To adjust horizontal scale
• To stretch the waveform horizontally, click the larger waveform button next
to the horizontal scale setting at the bottom of the waveform display. To shrink
the waveform horizontally, click the smaller waveform button.
See figure 3-20. The oscilloscope decreases or increases the number of seconds
per division based on your selection.
You can also adjust the horizontal scale by clicking the current setting. This
displays a pop-up numeric keypad that allows you to set an exact value for the
horizontal scale. Or, you can adjust the horizontal scale through the Horizontal
Setup dialog box. See “To access the horizontal setup”.
Figure 3-20
Click here to
display the
Horizontal
Setup dialog
box
Click here to set
the horizontal
scale directly
through a popup numeric
keypad
Adjusting Horizontal Scale
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Click to
shrink the
waveform
(more
seconds per
division)
Click to stretch
the waveform
(fewer seconds
per division)
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To adjust horizontal position
The horizontal position is the time relative to the trigger at the highlighted
horizontal reference point.
• To zero the horizontal position, click the 0 button next to the position value at
the bottom of the waveform display.
This will position the trigger event at the highlighted horizontal reference
point.
• To move the waveform to the right or left, click the right or left arrow next to
the position value at the bottom of the waveform display. Or, click and hold
the mouse button on the desired waveform and drag the waveform to the right
or left. Release the mouse button when the waveform is in the desired position.
Clicking and dragging a waveform changes the horizontal position for all
channels and functions on the display, but not that of waveform memories.
You can also adjust the horizontal position through the Horizontal Setup dialog
box.
Figure 3-21
Click to set the
horizontal position
through a pop-up
numeric keypad
Move the
waveform
to the left
Reset the
horizontal
position to
zero
Move the
waveform to
the right
Adjusting Horizontal Position
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To access the horizontal setup
• Click the horizontal setup button at the bottom of the waveform display.
or
• Select Horizontal from the Setup menu.
See figure 3-22.
Using the Horizontal Setup menu, you can set scale, position, and the
horizontal reference. You can also set up the delayed time base window, which
uses software expansion to present a magnified view of an area of the
waveform. See the Infiniium oscilloscope application’s online help (described
in chapter 4) for details.
Figure 3-22
Click this
button...
...or select
this menu
item...
...to access the Horizontal
Setup dialog box.
Accessing the Horizontal Setup
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To zoom on a section of the waveform
1 Click and hold the left mouse button or touch screen stylus in a blank
space within the waveform display area, then drag the pointer to draw
a rectangle around the areas of interest on the waveform(s) then
release.
2 Click the Waveform Zoom menu item.
How the zoom takes place depends on whether acquisition is running or
stopped. If running, the oscilloscope adjusts vertical scale, vertical offset,
horizontal scale, and horizontal position as necessary to best rescale the area
you defined in step 1. If stopped, the oscilloscope does a software
magnification of the waveform.
In either case, a small dialog box appears in the corner of the screen, with an
“Undo” button; by clicking this button, you will undo the zoom and return the
oscilloscope to its previous settings.
Avoid Overdriving the Vertical Input Amplifiers
When the oscilloscope is running, the input waveform can overdrive the vertical
input amplifiers if you expand the vertical excessively. The result is distortion of
the waveform. Ensure that you select a region that will keep all of the waveform
on the screen vertically.
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Using the Oscilloscope
Figure 3-23
Click and hold the
mouse button, drag
to create a selection
rectangle, then
click the Waveform
Zoom menu item to
zoom the display on
the waveforms
inside the
rectangle.
Zooming on a Section of the Waveform
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Using the Oscilloscope
To move the markers using the graphical interface
1 Turn on the markers.
You can use the [Markers] key on the front panel, or select Markers from the
Measure menu.
2 Click and hold the left mouse button or touch screen stylus while the
mouse pointer is on one of the markers, then drag the marker 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 Measure Position
knob for fine adjustment, or select the Markers command from the Measure
menu and set the marker position precisely. See the online help for details.
Figure 3-24
To move a
marker,
click the left
mouse
button or
touch
screen
stylus with
the pointer
on the
marker,
drag the
marker to
the new
position,
then release
Moving the Markers
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Using the Oscilloscope
To make a measurement on a waveform
• Click and hold the mouse button or touch screen stylus on a measurement
icon, then drag the icon to the waveform event you want to measure then
release.
or
• Click a measurement icon, then specify which source you want to measure in
the dialog box that is displayed.
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 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.
Only the most commonly used measurements are available on the toolbar.
Others are available by selecting them from the Measure menu. A few
specialized measurements are available only through the remote programming
command set. See the Programmer’s Reference.
When you drag and drop a measurement icon on a waveform, notice that the
icon outline changes color to match the color of each waveform it touches.
This lets you easily see which waveform will be measured when you release.
Also, the measurement results are also displayed in color to make it easy to
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. See figure 3-25. 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.
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Using the Oscilloscope
Figure 3-25
Channel numbers
associate the
measurement
results with the
channel
waveform being
measured.
In some cases, geometric icons
are also displayed to associate the
measurement results with the
location on the waveform being
measured.
Waveform Measurements
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Using the Oscilloscope
To access the trigger setup
• Click the trigger setup button at the bottom of the waveform display.
or
• Select Trigger from the Setup menu.
The trigger setup dialog box lets you select any of the different modes of
triggering supported by the oscilloscope—Edge, Glitch, or Advanced, with
choices under Advanced of Pattern, State, Delay by Time, Delay by Events, or
Violation. You can set the parameters and conditions for each of those trigger
modes.
Figure 3-26
Click this button...
...or select
this menu
item...
...to access the Trigger Setup dialog box.
Accessing the Trigger Setup dialog box
84
Using the Oscilloscope
To set an edge trigger
1 Click the trigger setup button at the bottom of the waveform display.
The Trigger Setup dialog box appears. See “To access the trigger setup.”
2 Click Edge.
3 Click the source you want to use for the trigger signal.
4 Click to select the rising edge, falling edge, or both edges for the trigger
source.
5 Set the trigger level using the spin box.
You can also click the trigger level setting to display a pop-up numeric keypad,
where you can enter the trigger level directly.
Figure 3-27
Select Edge mode
Select rising edge, falling
edge, or both edges
Select the trigger
source
Set the trigger level
using the spin box
controls
Setting an Edge Trigger
85
Using the Oscilloscope
To set dialog box preferences
• To allow multiple dialog boxes on the screen at a time, select Utilities > User
Preferences. Then select Allow Multiple Active Dialogs in the User Preferences
dialog box. You can also right-click in most open dialog boxes and check the
Multiple Active Dialogs selection.
Normally, the oscilloscope displays only one dialog box at a time, and you must
close that dialog box before opening another. With Allow Multiple Active
Dialogs, you can change several different aspects of the oscilloscope
configuration simultaneously.
Figure 3-28
Select this command to
allow many dialog
boxes to be on the
screen at one time
Setting Dialog Box Options
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Using the Oscilloscope
To recover your Infiniium hard disk
The Infiniium hard disk recovery system is contained in a hidden partition on
the Infiniium hard disk. If you have to use the recovery system, the Infiniium
hard disk is returned to the condition it was in when it left the factory. Before
recovering the Infiniium hard disk, use the following procedure to 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 and release the
Infiniium [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
Use the following instructions 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, install them using the license keys provided on the
oscilloscope option license certificates you received or on the rear
panel of the oscilloscope.
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Using the Oscilloscope
88
4
Accessing the Online Help
Accessing the Online Help
Most of the documentation for using the Infiniium oscilloscope is included in
its 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.
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Accessing the Online Help
To access the online help
• Select Contents from the Help menu.
The Contents page for the oscilloscope online help is displayed.
Figure 4-1
Select Contents
from the Help menu
to access the online
help
Help Menu
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Accessing the Online Help
Viewing the Online Help Window
The online help provides several ways for you to find the information you need.
The Contents topic, shown below, is the first method for finding information.
It appears when you access the online help from the Help menu.
Figure 4-2
Shows where the
current topic is located
in the table of contents
Hides the view
of the
Contents,
Index, Search,
and Favorites
tabs.
Contents Topic Page
92
Prints this topic on
the default printer
Closes the online
help window
Accessing the Online Help
.
Viewing the Online Help Window
The online help window always stays 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 Index tab is the second method of finding information. You can type in a
keyword and search the index for that keyword, or scroll through the list to
find a topic.
The Search tab is the third method of finding information. You can enter a
keyword and if that word exists in the online help, a list of topics containing
the keyword is shown. Because the search engine lists every topic that
mentions the search word, you may find that certain searches generate many
results. To make searching more efficient, first try searching only topic titles
(you can enable this by checking the Search Titles Only box at the bottom of
the Search pane). Then you might also use quotation marks so the help finds
words only in a given order. For example, a search for sample rate will list
every topic that contains either the word sample or the word rate. However,
a search for “sample rate” returns only topics containing the phrase sample
rate.
Another useful feature is the Favorites tab. To access this tab press the arrow
button next to the tabs selection area (see screen shot on previous page for
this location) to display the Favorites tab. When you are on a topic you want
to save to the Favorites tab, simply click on the Add button at the bottom of
the pane. This enables you to build up your own mini-help system of topics you
use frequently.
Hyperlinks throughout the online help allow you to reach the information you
need. Most hyperlinks will be 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 a particular item has a hyperlink by pointing to it; if
it is a hyperlink, the pointer will change to a hand icon. Clicking once will follow
the hyperlink to display a new topic with the relevant information.
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Accessing the Online Help
To access context-sensitive information
To see overview information for items in a dialog box, click the Help button in
that dialog box.
Figure 4-3
Click here to
display the Trigger
Setup help topic
Help Button for Context-Sensitive Help
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Index
A
access methods 4-92
accessing
index 4-92
online help 4-90, 4-91
trigger setup 3-84
accessories
and options 1-10
supplied 1-9
accurate measurements using markers
3-47
acquisition
clearing display before 3-67
controls 3-36
running and stopping 3-36
starting and stopping 3-39, 3-56,
3-66
active dialog boxes
allowing multiple 3-86
adjusting
horizontal position 3-54, 3-77
sweep speed 3-44, 3-76
vertical offset 3-43, 3-54, 3-55, 3-71,
3-72
vertical scaling 3-43, 3-55, 3-73
advanced trigger 3-36
configuration 3-57
mode 3-84
airflow requirements 1-14
application software 1-24
associating measurement results with
waveforms 3-82, 3-83
Autoprobe interface 3-74
Autoscale 1-22, 3-36
B
backlight 1-20
behavior of online help windows 4-93
BNC connectors 1-18
buttons 3-33
as hyperlink 4-93
channel setup 3-51, 3-52, 3-74
clear display 3-52
graphical interface mode 3-51, 3-52
help 4-94
horizontal setup 3-51, 3-52, 3-78
run 3-51, 3-52
stop 3-51, 3-52
trigger setup 3-51, 3-52, 3-84, 3-85
C
cables
printer 1-15
calibration
output 1-22
cautions
cleaning 1-26
disconnecting probes 1-18
center horizontal reference 3-57, 3-75
Centronics printers, see parallel printers
Channel keys 3-41
channel setup
accessing 3-74
button 3-51, 3-52, 3-74
channels
displayed 3-55
turning on or off 3-41, 3-55, 3-70
check box 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
checking the oscilloscope 1-9
choosing
commands 3-63
cleaning the oscilloscope 1-26, 1-1
clear display 3-36
button 3-52
Clear Display key 3-40
clearance requirements 1-14
clearing measurements 3-54
clearing the display 3-40, 3-56, 3-67
click 3-58
closing
dialog boxes 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
color
use of 3-33, 3-52
use of in interface 3-82
command menus 3-51, 3-52
commands
selecting 3-62, 3-63
conditions
trigger 3-84
configuration
Autoscale 3-36
channel 3-74
default 1-22, 3-36, 3-38
dialog boxes 3-86
edge trigger 3-46
horizontal 3-56, 3-78
through menus 3-55
trigger 3-36, 3-57, 3-84, 3-85
configuring
quick measurements 3-48
connecting
LAN card 1-15
pointing device 1-17
power 1-14
printers 1-15
probes 1-18
constraints on waveform movement
3-71
contents
of oscilloscope package 1-9
online help 4-91
contents topic 4-92
context-sensitive 4-94
information 4-94
menus 3-55, 3-63, 3-65
controls
acquisition 3-36
horizontal 3-36
marker and measurement 3-37
trigger 3-36
vertical 3-37
coupling
trigger input 3-46
vertical input 3-37
Coupling key 3-46
customizing display layout 3-82
cycling
markers through channels 3-47
measurements through channels
3-48
D
default setup 1-22, 3-36
Default Setup key 3-38
Delayed key 3-45
delayed sweep 3-78
delayed time base 3-36
dialog boxes 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
information on 4-94
preferences for 3-86
direct manipulation of waveforms 3-71,
3-77
Disk
Hard Disk Recovery 3-87
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Index
display
clearing 3-36, 3-40, 3-56, 3-67
display area
waveforms 3-54
display layout
customizing 3-82
display of channels 3-55
display update rate
increasing 3-41, 3-70
drag-and-drop measurements 3-53, 3-82
drag-and-drop waveforms 3-54, 3-71,
3-77
drop-down list box 3-58, 3-61
E
edge trigger 3-36
mode 3-84, 3-85
setting 3-46
erasing the display 3-40, 3-67
external trigger setup button 3-51, 3-52
F
feet
using 1-19
finding information 4-90, 4-92
front panel 3-35, 3-37
connections 1-18
interface 3-32, 3-33
using with graphical interface 3-53
G
geometric measurement indicators 3-53
glitch trigger 3-36
mode 3-84
graphical interface 3-32
arrangement of 3-53
mode 3-51, 3-52
pointing device for 1-17
using with front panel 3-53
graticule 3-37
grid 3-54
ground reference indicator 3-55, 3-71
H
Hard Disk
Recovery 3-87
help
96
button 4-94
horizontal
adjusting position 3-44
adjusting sweep speed 3-44
controls 3-36
zoom 3-45
horizontal and trigger toolbar 3-56
horizontal position 3-36, 3-78
adjusting 3-44, 3-54, 3-56, 3-77
in zoom 3-45
setting 3-51, 3-52
with respect to horizontal reference
3-75
horizontal reference 3-78
indicators 3-56, 3-57
setting 3-75
horizontal setup 3-56
accessing 3-78
button 3-51, 3-52, 3-78
horizontal sweep speed 3-51, 3-52, 3-56
adjusting 3-76
hyperlinks 4-93
I
icons
dragging to waveform 3-53
learning functions of 3-53
measurement 3-51, 3-52, 3-53, 3-82,
3-83
impedance
input 3-37
increasing display update rate 3-41, 3-70
index
accessing 4-92
indicators
ground reference 3-55, 3-71
horizontal reference 3-56, 3-57
measurement 3-53
trigger level reference 3-57
information
methods for accessing 4-92
on dialog boxes 4-94
input
coupling 3-37, 3-74
impedance 3-37, 3-74
inspecting the oscilloscope 1-9
Installing
Application software 1-24
instrument, see oscilloscope
interface elements
information on 4-94
K
keys 3-33
Arrow 3-47
Channel 3-41
Clear Display 3-40
Coupling 3-46
Default Setup 3-38
Delayed 3-45
marker 3-37
Marker A 3-47
Marker B 3-47
Mode 3-46
QuickMeas 3-48
Run 3-39
Slope 3-46
Source 3-46
Stop 3-39
Sweep 3-46
knobs 3-33
color of 3-52
horizontal position 3-44
sweep speed 3-44
vertical offset 3-43
vertical scaling 3-43
L
LAN card 1-15
learning functions of icons 3-53
LED indicators 3-33
left horizontal reference 3-56, 3-75
level
trigger 3-46, 3-57, 3-85
line voltage 1-14
location of trigger 3-57
M
magnifying
a section of the waveform 3-45
waveforms 3-36, 3-79, 3-80
main sweep 3-45
making
measurements 3-82
oscilloscope easier to view 1-19
quick measurements 3-48
Index
waveform bigger or smaller 3-43,
3-73
manipulating waveforms 3-54, 3-71
manuals 1-9, 1-10
Marker A key 3-47
marker and measurement controls 3-37
marker arrow keys 3-37
Marker B key 3-47
markers 3-37
and measurements 3-82
moving 3-81
positioning 3-47
turning on or off 3-47
measurement icons 3-51, 3-52, 3-53,
3-83
measurement indicators
geometric 3-53
measurement results
associating with waveform 3-82, 3-83
measurement toolbar 3-51, 3-52, 3-53,
3-82, 3-83
measurements 3-37, 3-54, 3-82, 3-83
and markers 3-82
drag and drop 3-53
Quick 3-48
reset 3-67
using markers 3-47, 3-81
menu bar 3-51, 3-52, 3-55, 3-62
menus 3-62
context-sensitive 3-55, 3-63, 3-65
methods for accessing information 4-92
Mode key 3-46
modes
edge trigger 3-85
graphical interface 3-51, 3-52
trigger 3-84
mouse
click 3-58
connecting 1-17
moving 3-58
right-click 3-58, 3-63
verifying 1-22
moving
dialog boxes 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
markers 3-47, 3-81
mouse 3-58
waveform horizontally 3-44, 3-77
waveform vertically 3-43
multiple active dialog boxes 3-86
N
notes
dialog boxes 3-86
information system access 4-91
online help access 4-94
online help windows 4-93
overdriving vertical amplifiers 3-79
screen saver 1-20
zooming 3-55
O
obtaining information within a particular
context 4-94
offset
adjusting vertical 3-43, 3-71, 3-72
vertical 3-37
online help 4-90, 4-91
windows 4-93
opaque dialog boxes 3-86
opening the online help 4-91
operation
verifying 1-22
option button 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
options
and accessories 1-10
display 3-54
oscilloscope
cleaning 1-26
inspecting 1-9
resetting 3-38
using 3-32
oscilloscope feet 1-19
oscilloscope front panel 3-33, 3-35, 3-37
oscilloscope graticule 3-37
oscilloscope operation
verifying 1-22
oscilloscope probes, see probes
overdriving vertical amplifiers 3-55, 3-79
P
package contents 1-9
parallel printers 1-15
parameters
trigger 3-84
pointer
moving 3-58
pointing device
connecting 1-17
verifying operation 1-22
position
adjusting horizontal 3-44, 3-56, 3-77
adjusting vertical 3-43
horizontal 3-51, 3-52, 3-78
positioning markers 3-47
power
applying 1-20
connecting 1-14
requirements 1-14
turning off 1-21
preferences for dialog boxes 3-86
preset measurements 3-48
printer
cables 1-15
printers
connecting 1-15
probes 1-10
connecting 1-17, 1-18
setting characteristics of 3-74
probing a circuit 1-18
Q
quick measurements 3-48
QuickMeas key 3-48
R
Recovery Disks 3-87
reducing screen clutter 3-86
reference
horizontal 3-75
Repetitive Strain Injury
Description 2-29
Using the Mouse 2-30
reset
measurements and statistics 3-67
oscilloscope 3-38
right horizontal reference 3-57, 3-75
right-click 3-58, 3-63
RJ-45 connector 1-15
LAN card 1-15
RSI
Description 2-29
Using the Mouse 2-30
run 3-66
button 3-52
Index-97
Index
Run key 3-39
run/stop
controls 3-56
running acquisition 3-36
S
scaling
adjusting vertical 3-43, 3-73
vertical 3-37, 3-51, 3-52
screen saver 1-20
seconds per division
adjusting 3-44
in zoom 3-45
setting 3-76
seconds per division setting 3-51, 3-52
selecting
commands 3-62, 3-63
waveform features for measurement
3-53
serial printers 1-15
set up trigger 3-36
setting
dialog box preferences 3-86
edge trigger 3-46
horizontal reference 3-75
sweep speed 3-76
trigger position 3-75
setup
channel 3-74
default 1-22, 3-36, 3-38
dialog boxes 3-86
horizontal 3-56, 3-78
trigger 3-57, 3-84, 3-85
side panel connections 1-15
slope
trigger 3-46, 3-85
Slope key 3-46
software magnification of waveforms
3-79
source
trigger 3-46, 3-85
Source key 3-46
spin box 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
standard accessories 1-9
starting and stopping acquisition 3-39,
3-66
statistics
reset 3-67
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status indicators
trigger 3-36
Stop
key 3-39
stop 3-66
button 3-51, 3-52
stopping acquisition 3-36
stretching and shrinking the waveform
3-44, 3-56, 3-76
submenus 3-62, 3-63
sweep
key 3-46
triggered 3-46, 3-85
sweep speed 3-36, 3-56, 3-78
adjusting 3-44, 3-76
horizontal 3-51, 3-52
in zoom 3-45
T
Tab display area 3-54
tabs
as hyperlink 4-93
tilting the oscilloscope 1-19
time base
adjusting 3-76
see also horizontal
time measurements 3-37
title bar 3-58, 3-59, 3-60
tool tips 3-53
toolbars 3-55
horizontal and trigger 3-56
measurement 3-51, 3-52, 3-53, 3-82,
3-83
vertical 3-55
topics
contents 4-92
Touch Screen
Enable and Disable 3-49
touchpad
connecting 1-17
tracking waveforms
using markers 3-47
translucent dialog boxes 3-86
transparent dialog boxes 3-86
trigger
controls 3-36
input coupling 3-46
level 3-46, 3-57, 3-85
level reference indicator 3-57
location 3-57
parameters, where set up 3-36
position 3-75
setting edge 3-46
setup 3-57, 3-84, 3-85
setup button 3-51, 3-52, 3-84, 3-85
slope 3-46, 3-85
source 3-46, 3-85
status indicators 3-36
triggered sweep 3-46, 3-85
turning channels on or off 3-41, 3-55,
3-70
turning markers on and off 3-47
U
undo
default setup 3-38
use of color in interface 3-33, 3-82
user interface
front panel 3-33, 3-35, 3-37
use of color 3-33, 3-52
user interface elements 4-94
using
markers 3-47
oscilloscope 3-32
V
verifying basic operation 1-22
vertical amplifiers
overdriving 3-79
vertical controls 3-37
vertical inputs
overdriving 3-55
vertical offset 3-37, 3-74
adjusting 3-43, 3-54, 3-55, 3-71, 3-72
vertical scaling 3-37, 3-51, 3-52, 3-74
adjusting 3-43, 3-55, 3-73
vertical settings 3-55
vertical toolbar 3-55
voltage measurements 3-37
volts per division
adjusting 3-43, 3-73
W
waveform
magnifying 3-36, 3-45
stretching and shrinking 3-44
Index
waveform display area 3-54
waveform features
measurements on 3-82
moving markers to 3-81
selecting for measurement 3-53
waveforms
acquiring 3-39, 3-66
adjusting horizontal position 3-77
associating with measurement
results 3-82, 3-83
drag and drop 3-71, 3-77
drag-and-drop measurements on
3-82
dragging measurement icons to 3-53
making bigger or smaller 3-73
making quick measurements 3-48
manipulating 3-54
matching to measurement results
3-53
measuring using markers 3-47
stretching and shrinking 3-56, 3-76
tracking with markers 3-37
turning off 3-41
zooming on 3-55, 3-79, 3-80
window
delayed sweep 3-45
Window system settings 1-25
windows
online help 4-93
working with dialog boxes 3-86
Z
zoom 3-45
zooming on waveforms 3-55, 3-79, 3-80
Index-99
Index
100
Safety
Notices
This apparatus has been
designed and tested in accordance with IEC Publication
1010, Safety Requirements for
Measuring Apparatus, 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
• Before turning on the instrument, you must connect the protective earth terminal of the
instrument to the protective
conductor of the (mains) power
cord. The mains plug shall only
be inserted 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.
• Only fuses with the required
rated current, voltage, and
specified type (normal blow,
time delay, etc.) should be used.
Do not use repaired fuses or
short-circuited fuseholders. To
do so could cause a shock or
fire hazard.
• If you energize this instrument
by an auto transformer (for voltage reduction or mains isolation), the common terminal must
be connected to the earth terminal of the power source.
• Whenever it is likely that the
ground protection is impaired,
you must make the instrument
inoperative and secure it
against any unintended operation.
• Service instructions are for
trained service personnel. To
avoid dangerous electric shock,
do not perform any service
unless qualified to do so. Do
not attempt internal service or
adjustment unless another person, capable of rendering first
aid and resuscitation, is
present.
• Do not install substitute parts
or perform any unauthorized
modification to the instrument.
• 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.
For technical assistance, please
contact Agilent Technologies
Technical Support. You can find
the Technical Support phone
number for your specific
country on www.agilent.com.
To clean the instrument
If the instrument requires cleaning: (1) Remove power from the
instrument. (2) Clean the external surfaces of the instrument
with a soft cloth dampened with
a mixture of mild detergent and
water. (3) Make sure that the
instrument is completely dry
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