Test and Measurement Forum

What am I doing wrong?

Forum for discussing PicoScope version 6 (non-automotive version)

What am I doing wrong?

Postby watusimoto » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:01 pm

I got a new 2206BMSO scope yesterday, and I'm trying to generate a simple sine wave. The device has no probes plugged in, but all I'm getting on channel A is a bit of noise (see pic here: https://i.imgur.com/YImNEH0.png). Any idea what I'm doing wrong, and why I don't see the nice sine wave that I see in all the videos that demonstrate this feature? I've tried all manner of zooming in and out and setting different time and voltage scales, to no avail.

Thanks!
watusimoto
Newbie
 
Posts: 0
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:54 pm

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Postby Martyn » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:32 pm

To see a signal from the generator you will have to connect this to Channel A, there should be an accessorie you can connect to the probe tip to allow you to insert it into the BNC connector of the sig gen.
Martyn
Technical Support Manager
Martyn
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2976
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:15 am
Location: St. Neots

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Postby watusimoto » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:52 pm

That worked. In retrospect, it should have been obvious. The documentation should probably note this, rather than implying it will just magically assign the waveform to a channel, as happens in demo mode.

Thanks for your help!!!
watusimoto
Newbie
 
Posts: 0
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:54 pm

Re: What am I doing wrong? [RESOLVED]

Postby watusimoto » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:57 pm

Marking as resolved.
watusimoto
Newbie
 
Posts: 0
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:54 pm


Return to PicoScope 6 for Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest