An image showing the Channel options panel in PicoScope 7 Automotive

Channel options

What it does

Most of the settings related to capturing, conditioning and displaying a measurement on one of your oscilloscope’s input channels are within the channels’ Channel options panels.

You can use Channel options to:

  • Select a probe to scale your waveforms to the correct size with the correct units.
  • Set the range to capture every part of a waveform in full detail.
  • Set the coupling mode or adjust the zero offset to add or remove waveform offsets and see the changing part of the waveform in more detail.
  • Add a bandwidth limit, low pass filtering and resolution enhancement to remove unwanted noise from your waveform.
  • Invert and scale the waveform to suit your preferred view.
  • Perform frequency counting to view how the fundamental frequency of your measurement changes with time.

Please refer to the relevant sections of the A-Z of PicoScope for additional information about the features within the Channel options panel.

How it can help you

You cannot make sound diagnostic decisions if your waveforms do not accurately reflect the physical quantities you are measuring or cannot be clearly seen on screen. The Channel options menu provides everything you need to display the best possible waveforms just as you want so that you can draw confident diagnostic conclusions from them.

How to use it

Click on the appropriate channel button (“lozenge”) to open the channel’s Channel options menu. Select from the Vertical, Probes, DSP or Display tabs to access the features you require.

An animation showing how to use channel options in PicoScope 7 Automotive