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Tektronix helped popularize the oscilloscope, which became a staple of engineers' lab benches around the world.
Oscilloscope has picked up North American rights to Viktor Jakovleski’s Brimstone & Glory, a documentary about the annual fireworks displays at the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.
The oversized reel-to-reel console, complete with wave-form monitors and oscilloscopes, looks like a relic of the Gemini program.
To reverse engineer the wave, Adafruit measured the brightness of a Mac LED using an oscilloscope, a photocell, some extra circuitry and — of course — duct tape.
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In Latin oscillare means "to swing", and our word oscillation usually means "vibration" or "variation", especially in a changing flow of electricity. The oscilloscope basically draws a graph of an electrical signal. Since all kinds of physical phenomena can be converted into an electric voltage, oscilloscopes can be used to measure such things as sound, light, and heat. So an oscilloscope can analyze how one clarinet's sound is different from another's, or how one bulb's light differs from another's. Auto mechanics use oscilloscopes to measure engine vibrations; doctors use them to measure brain waves. Audio technicians use oscilloscopes to diagnose problems in audio equipment; TV and radio technicians use them to diagnose TV and radio problems. But oscilloscopes are most essential today to high-tech electronics experimentation.
Origin and Etymology of oscilloscope
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
medical Definition of oscilloscope
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