What is Oscilloscope?
As you know the oscilloscope is a measuring device that allows us to see changes in electrical voltage that depend on time. We can say oscilloscope is basically a graphic display device. The oscilloscope shows information about time interval, rise time, and distortion of the formed signal. Oscilloscopes, are an important tool in the armoury of the electronics engineer or tester. Oscilloscopes are an essential tool for the electronics lab or field test electronics equipment.
Nowadays there are used 4 types of oscilloscope.
- Digital Oscilloscope
- Analog Oscilloscope
- USB Oscilloscope
- Portable Oscilloscope
Today, although there are analog, digital, pc-based and portable oscilloscopes that require a computer to work, they can be collected in two groups, mainly analog and digital.
Digital Oscilloscope: These days, typical high-end oscilloscopes are digital devices. As you know they connect to computers and use their screens. It can connect the oscilloscope to PC. Digital oscilloscopes, on the other hand, work on the principle of sampling the signal from the input thanks to high-speed microprocessors. The advantage of this is that the signal can be stopped at any time, triggered at the desired level, recorded and created again.
Digital oscilloscopes have additional features like parallel signal processing capabilities which helps to speed up the signal analysis and display process.
Analog Oscilloscope: These devices, working on the principle of deflection of the electron beam in a cathode ray tube on the screen by the input signal applied to the vertical and horizontal deflector coils, form the oldest type oscilloscopes known.
Since we are in the digital age, analog oscilloscopes are much less preferred than in the past. At the present time more digital oscilloscopes are preferred than analog oscilloscopes. Most modern digital oscilloscopes are lightweight, portable instruments compact enough for a single person to carry.
Today, we will give information about the portable oscilloscope, which is one of the oscilloscope types.
Features of Portable Oscilloscope
Nowadays, comfort is desired feature for many areas by users. Electronics, devices, programs and much more. This also applies to oscilloscopes. As you know so far, oscilloscopes are life facilitators in electronic world. However, it is not enough to have an oscilloscope without any extra features like mobility and comfort. How you can reach these features? Portable oscilloscope is suitable for these wishes. Besides, they are useful for field operations, it should not be overlooked that they are comfortable to use in hand. Also, we mentioned about built-in battery format for portable oscilloscope but this is not helpful for getting away from unnecessary devices or cables, but also it can help us to save our time in the project. Additionally, it is not enough to protect oscilloscopes from outsider factors to not get hurt. Short circuits can sometimes affect badly the project. Portable oscilloscope can give us this feature to get rid of that risk. When it comes to comfortable usage, portable oscilloscope can supply easy usage for your projects. You do not use extra devices to test your study. That is the reason why we mentioned that it is useful for students and their projects. At the same time, simple design brings easy understanding for users. This feature helps to all kind of users to benefit from it. Sometimes display screens, all different kables and wave pictures can confuse users. However, portable oscilloscope, especially those which have usb connection without any screen but only requirement a program on PC like MINIS, can help to get rid of all these mess. When you have small size device to check your works, it brings you a clearn area to work on your project. Especially if you can carry it in your pocket. Much more that, you can get accurate results eventhough your device is small size. If you want to hear more about “outfit” of an portable oscilloscope, it is also satisfied version to use it in the electronic area.
Portable Oscilloscope: They are devices with limited features in terms of small size and easy transportation. Laboratory type oscilloscopes with battery and charge models are devices that can give high accuracy results. Portable Oscilloscope have an extra durable protective casing that is especially used for field applications and fault-discovery.
Portable oscilloscopes are usually used for employed for evaluating, calculating, and checking in technology, engineering, telecoms, auto-research, and for heavy industry purposes.
- Unlike traditional oscilloscopes, portable oscilloscopes are equipped with built-in batteries.
- This means that they can operate without an external power supply and be suitable for field applications.
- It should be noted that many of these pocket-sized oscilloscopes compress a ton of features into their tiny frames.
- It provides quality accuracy, tons of features, and robust data logging capabilities for both the scope and the integrated digital multimeter.
- Whether you are a professional or a student, you need a accurate, user-friendly and portable oscilloscope.
If you are looking for a small and portable oscilloscope, you are in the right place. Minis gives precision with its high technology hardware, top quality material and simple design. It puts user experience over anything else to give you a better measurement experience. While working on measurements, with its pocket size Minis will always be there to help you. Just download the Minis application to your preferred device and connect it to Minis with the Usb cable provided with your order. It has 2 channels, 2MHz bandwidth and 10 MSPS sample rate per channel and it has updatable firmware.