"Dirty" signals

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DedeLaMouche
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"Dirty" signals

Post by DedeLaMouche » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:20 pm

Hello everybody,

I just installed my new Picoscope 2205 without problem, but as I watch the screen to show a 5V square signal, the signals are full of oscillations even if I remove the probes or short them.

Anybody an idea how to correct this?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: "Dirty" signals

Post by Martyn » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:34 pm

That looks normal, it is an 8 bit scope so there will be 256 discrete levels for a given voltage range and, as there will always be a small amount of noise in the input stage, this will result in the traces you see.

If you want to clean up the signal a bit then select the Channel options button and apply some resolution enhancements.
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