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Calibration for 16-bit oscilloscope

Postby JulianLee » Wed May 24, 2006 7:14 pm

I will be purchasing a 16 bit oscilloscope in the near future for use in the UK.

Can you please tell me:

What is the purpose of calibration and is it necessary?

Secondly, approximately how many days in total will delivery take with and without calibration?

Thanks for your help

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Postby Julian » Thu May 25, 2006 5:42 pm

Hi there,

Sorry, I'll be a bit more specific. I'm conducting an amateur experiment, so I'm not too familiar with this stuff. I'm planning on purchasing the ADC-216.

I will be measuring changes in voltage output from a magnetometer, and would need to accurately make measurements, I believe, in the order of around 1mV up to about 15mV.

Is calibration necessary? Will it make a difference to the accurancy of my results? Or is it just really a certificate, double checking what should already be accurate?

Also, I would appreciate it if you could give me an indication of delivery times for that unit and whether you have it in stock.

Thanks again for your help!


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