Instrument Fundamentals

Given a measurement need, select the appropriate instrument and implement signal connectivity best practices for accurate and safe measurement. This badge earner is familiar with a variety of instruments and their basic capabilities, including oscilloscopes, DMMs, Programmable Power Supplies, Logic Analyzer and BERTs, function generators and others. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.
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Goal Select the appropriate instrument and implement signal connectivity best practices for accurate and safe measurement.
Task-based Objectives
  • Identify what a variety of instruments are used for
  • Select the appropriate instrument for a measurement need
  • Follow best practices for ensuring measurement accuracy and equipment and operator safety
  • Understand the differences in the capabilities of an instrument vs data acquisition device.

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  Instrument Fundamentals
 

Refer to this material to learn the required skills for this badge:

 

DMM:

  • DMM Measurement Types and Common Terminology

 

Oscilloscope:

  • Specifications Explained: NI Oscilloscopes and Digitizers

 

Function Generator:

  • Generating a Signal: Types of Function Generators and DAC Considerations

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