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Lesson 1 - Introduction - Oscilloscope Triggering Fundamentals


In this course, we'll show you how to measure quicker by learning how and when to use different oscilloscope trigger modes.

Triggering is a fundamental part of making oscilloscope measurements. If you want to solve your design problems more quickly, it is imperative that you understand how and when to use both the basics and more advanced parametric/violation triggering features that are available in many of today’s oscilloscopes.

There are a lot of different oscilloscope triggering types - each optimal to use on certain signals. This course should give you the confidence to choose the right oscilloscope trigger type for the right measurement job.

Who should take Oscilloscope Triggering Fundamentals?

This course is designed for anyone who makes oscilloscope measurements to design, verify, and test hardware designs.

Oscilloscope experts and novices alike will find 17 triggering tips and tricks to take with them into the lab today.

We'll cover:

Triggering Basics:

  • What is a trigger?
  • Understanding the oscilloscope block diagram
  • Trigger mode
  • Trigger holdoff
  • Trigger sensitivity
  • Demo Time! Triggering fundamentals in action

Advanced Triggering:

  • Pulse-width trigger
  • Rise / fall time trigger
  • Logic pattern trigger (runt trigger)
  • Setup and hold time violation trigger
  • Sequence trigger (Nth edge burst trigger)
  • Pattern trigger
  • Serial protocol trigger: CAN bus
  • Zone trigger
  • Demo Time! Using zone trigger to isolate infrequent waveform anomalies

Duration: 45 minutes