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Analogue oscilloscope
Equipment Information
Status Unknown
Manufacturer ITT Instruments
Model Metrix OX800
Hackspace Information
Induction Required Yes
Induction Information Here
Card RFID Enabled No
Owner Hackspace & Members

The Basics

An oscilloscope is a piece of electrical test equipment which allows you to visually see an electrical signal shown on a display.


Starburst, created using X-Y mode and 2 signal generator outputs
  • ITT Instruments Metrix OX800
  • Bandwidth: 20MHz, needs confirming
  • Analogue Cathode ray tube (CRT)
  • 2 channel + Ext trigger
  • 20v to 1mv vertical
  • 200ms to 0.5us horizontal
  • Component tester
  • X-Y mode
  • Issues: [31 March 2016] Functional. Horizontal and vertical deflection are slightly off cal (about 5%), when compared against the Hameg 1KHz 2v cal point
  • Manual: TBD
  • Owner: TBD


The spaces oscilloscopes will NOT normally have a calibration certificate. Most will be well outside their calibration date. Having said that it is common to perform a basic oscilloscopes calibration check before each use against a known calibration source to confirm it is suitable for use. Most oscilloscopes have a calibration signal output point on the front panel. Some have rear panel outputs.


Ask on the mailing list for volunteers to demonstrate the use of any of the test equipment.


You must read the safety documentation in this link before using this equipment.

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