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Lesson 1 - Introduction - Oscilloscope Triggering Fundamentals


Find issues faster, with more accuracy, and complete repetitive actions right every time. 

Not all oscilloscopes are created equal. Find out what's important and why it matters. This class covers many fundamental terms as well as some deeper problems and how to manipulate your oscilloscope to find answers. The modern scope in use for the class is an 8-channel Infiniium EXR-Series oscilloscope.

We'll cover:

Lesson 1:  What is waveform update rate? Demonstration of how a lower waveform update rate can cause you to completely miss signal errors and what to do about it. This lesson also covers measurements, masking, and signal error detection techniques 

Lesson 2:  Triggering, averaging, and eye plotting. Quick setups on the menu for eye diagrams, jitter, and fault hunter. 

Lesson 3:  Protocol layer testing and auto-set-up. Custom decodes. How to navigate a serial bus trigger. Seeing the physical layer and the protocol layer at the same time and triggering on a desired event at the protocol layer. Trigger menus tailored for each protocol. Detail pane for protocols. Pre-set compliance tests against industry standards. Testing throughout the Power Ecosystem: Power Conversion, Power Up/Down Sequencing, Power Rails/Distribution, Power Consumption. Demonstration of Power Up/Down sequencing. Tiling 8 channels into grid of all 8 on a single screen, selecting or drawing your own mask. Customizing your own multipurpose feature (e.g., have EXR-Series scope send you an email upon stop on failure, force trigger, execute a program upon detection, etc.) The dedicated customizable front panel button.

Lesson 4:  Discussion about the Infiniium EXR-Series scope in use for this class. Working remote offline with the EXR-Series, easy sharing amongst multiple users (e.g., carry analysis back to your desk for laptop analysis, freeing the scope for another’s use), documenting iterative designs, and more.

Duration: 45 min