Sensitivity in oscilloscope

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sagivbh

Joined Jan 15, 2018
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Hello,
Im working on a lab report about noise in electronic devices, and in the first request I need to input a sin wave of 0.01 amplitude and 50kHz to digital oscilloscope, and connect the oscilloscope to a voltmeter who does not amplify. Than I need to calculate the gain by Vout(RMS)/Vin(RMS), when i change the device sensitivity. My question is what exactly is sensitivity, and why I got higher gain when the sensitivity is low. Second question, why the oscilloscope is amplify?

Thanks.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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This sounds like homework. Is it?

My question is what exactly is sensitivity, and why I got higher gain when the sensitivity is low.
Do you know how to use Google or a dictionary?
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Second question, why the oscilloscope is amplify?
If you look closely at the input sensitivity (yeah, I know you don't understand what that means), the input can only attenuate.
 

LesJones

Joined Jan 8, 2017
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Sensitivity is voltage to deflect the vertical axis by one division on the display. This will be switchable to deal with a wide range of amplitude of the input signal. Stating an amplitude of 0.0 1 is meaningless without units. (Microvolts, megavolts ? )

Les.
 

Delta prime

Joined Nov 15, 2019
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My question is what exactly is sensitivity, and why I got higher gain when the sensitivity is low.
. We can start with what you have observed on the oscilloscope because you have already calculated what you think is gain.Now more information is needed then you have supplied perhaps taking a photo of your setup or draw a diagram.
I will use examples or analogies to the terminology which can be rather confusing.
 
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