Digital Oscilloscope


Digital oscilloscopes serve the same purpose as analog oscilloscopes but convert the analog voltage input to digital values. These values are stored in memory allowing the capture and continuous display of one-time events, and the summing and averaging of repetitive signals to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the signal.

Single and averaged traces on a digital oscilloscope

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