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Time & Frequency Measurements

Time and Frequency Measurements in Oscilloscope

You take time measurements using the horizontal scale of the oscilloscope. Time measurements include measuring the period, pulse width, and timing of pulses. Frequency is the reciprocal of the period, so once you know the period, the frequency is one divided by the period. Like voltage measurements, time measurements are more accurate when you adjust the portion of the signal to be measured to cover a large area of the screen. Taking time measurement along the center horizontal graticule line, having smaller divisions, makes for the best time measurements. (See Figure Below).

Measure Time on the Center Horizontal Graticule Line Diagram - Oscilloscope

Measure Time on the Center Horizontal Graticule Line

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