Curve tracer and DSO

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by eldoubt, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. eldoubt

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    Hi,
    Can a curve tracer be used as a regular DSO? Can I view the switching (V-I)characteristics of a component using curve tracer? . Please help..
     
  2. Hypatia's Protege

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    Probably not, in general dedicated (purpose) instruments are just that.
    (I think you mean "(E-I) characteristics"...)
    Of course, assuming the parameters are within the dynamic range of the instrument...:)

    I apologize should my response appear over-general -- please be advised, however, that "specificitcy of response is in direct proportion to specificity of inquiry":D

    Best regards
    HP
     
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  3. Hypatia's Protege

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    As I understand the question, the OP is asking if a dedicated curve tracer (inclusive of a display) may used as a scope --- As opposed to 'may a curve-tracer be used with a scope' --- Maybe I'z all mixed up:confused::confused::confused:

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
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  4. DickCappels

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    Thank you. I have deleted my carefully-written but irrelevant post!
     
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  5. eldoubt

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    Hi,

    Thanks both. Sorry that i didn't put fwd the question in the right way.

    Can we observe the real time voltage signal (Voltage Vs. Time) on a curve tracer display?
     
  6. crutschow

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    Not for the curve tracer machines I'm familiar with.
    Do you have a particular curve tracer in mind?
     
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