A hand-held oscilloscope USES a narrow beam of high-speed electrons to produce tiny points of light on a screen coated with fluorescent material. Under the action of the measured signal, the electron beam ACTS like the tip of a pen and can draw the curve of the instantaneous value of the measured signal on the screen.The use of oscilloscope can observe various different signal amplitude changes with time waveform curve, but also can use it to test a variety of different electricity, such as voltage, current, frequency, phase difference, adjustment amplitude and so on.
How to choose handheld oscilloscope?
Select handheld oscilloscope mainly pay attention to several indicators, bandwidth, storage depth, sampling rate, waveform update rate, isolation channel, display, language, easy operation, and some other kinetic energy (waveform recording, 232/422/485/CAN/I2C/SPI bus decoding) bandwidth: bandwidth is 100M, 200M commonly now, since buy at least buy 100M, each manufacturer is about the same; Storage depth: this various manufacturers vary from 10K to dozens of M have, in general, a few hundred K is enough, too small waveform expansion can not see, square wave are changed into triangular wave. Sampling rate: as long as this index reaches more than 5 times of the bandwidth, all manufacturers have basically reached; Waveform update rate: this index is also a very important index, waveform update rate is too low will lead to some abnormal signals can not be seen; Isolation channel: in the handheld oscilloscope, this is very important, can reduce the risk of accidental short circuit, electric shock, etc., can also reduce the parasitic capacitance during testing, etc., but fortunately, most manufacturers are isolated.