export signal data from a Tektronix TDS 1012 oscilloscope

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Lasonata

Joined Jun 18, 2019
7
Hi there! I'm trying to export data from my oscilloscope but I don't see any USB port.
The reason why I want so is to study the spectrum of an EMG signal recorded from my biceps and see which frequencies appear on my signal so I can get rid of all the noise.
Does anyone know any other way or maybe if they have a built-in FFT (not that I've seen)?

Any help will be highly appreciated. Thank you very much
 

danadak

Joined Mar 10, 2018
4,057
According to datasheet FFT is standard on all models of that
series.

Also there is a communications module, that is optional, for printing which
possibly you can find a utility on web for capture of HP printer stream.

Additionally there is Openchoice software, not sure if it needs that module
or not. Download the user manual; from the Tek website

http://www.testequipmenthq.com/datasheets/TEKTRONIX-TDS1012-Datasheet.pdf


Regards, Dana.
 

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Lasonata

Joined Jun 18, 2019
7
Thanks for answering. the FFT can be performed just by pressing the math menu bottom. As for transferring the data out of the oscilloscope I might be having some trouble still.
 

Analog Ground

Joined Apr 24, 2019
456
For ANY scope:

1. Get an image of the screen with a camera. Or, print and scan.
2. Use an on-line plotting tool to get a csv file of the trace.
3. Use a spreadsheet or analysis program such as SciLab to obtain the FFT.

The site I used to convert a graph is WebPlotDigitizer (it’s free). Be sure to use the option to rearrange file entries in order. Of course, there may be better options for you with this tool. I used csv output.

Link to WebPlotDigitizer: https://apps.automeris.io/wpd/
 

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Lasonata

Joined Jun 18, 2019
7
For ANY scope:

1. Get an image of the screen with a camera. Or, print and scan.
2. Use an on-line plotting tool to get a csv file of the trace.
3. Use a spreadsheet or analysis program such as SciLab to obtain the FFT.

The site I used to convert a graph is WebPlotDigitizer (it’s free). Be sure to use the option to rearrange file entries in order. Of course, there may be better options for you with this tool. I used csv output.

Link to WebPlotDigitizer: https://apps.automeris.io/wpd/
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