oscilloscope question.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by vladtess, May 6, 2011.

  1. vladtess

    Thread Starter Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    i fellas!

    Simple question. I am looking to buy oscilloscope for use. I may be using it for simple or digital electronics. The model that I want to buy says that the frequency is from 32Mhz to 100Mhz. This sounds good in the latter case, but does that mean that I will not be able to view anything below 32Mhz signals, such as the alternating frequency of the typical power outlet (eg. 50/60hz)?

    Thanks much!!!!

    Vlad
     
  2. someonesdad

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    Jul 7, 2009
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    Such a scope would be nearly worthless. It may be that the vendor sells a range of scopes from 32 MHz up to 100 MHz. Note that many scope models are made from the same hardware and the vendors just change the firmware to limit the bandwidth. If you put a link to the vendor's site, we can give better opinions.
     
  3. retched

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    Dec 5, 2009
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    I would be QUITE surprised if those were the ACTUAL specs.

    There is no DC measurement ability?

    Do you have a link to the scope?
     
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