AC Signals

This badge holder has a foundational understanding of AC Signals, including signal type, composition, and analyzing the signal in the time and frequency domains. This badge earner is able to improve the measurement quality of ac signals by applying their knowledge of the relationships between signal bandwidth, noise, and instrument features. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.
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OVERVIEW

Goal Understand the basic concepts of AC Signal measurement including AC Signal Types and Composition.
Task-based Objectives
  • Understand the basic concepts of AC Signal measurement including AC Signal Types and Composition
  • Understand the relationship between instrument bandwidth and signal rise time
  • Understand the frequency response of AC Signals
  • Identify features of an AC Signal, including RMS voltage, peak voltage, and peak-to-peak voltage.
  • Understand the relationship between bandwidth and noise
  • Identify and describe AC and DC coupled signals.
  • Analyze AC signals in both frequency and time domains.

NI ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

  Instrument Fundamentals
 

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

 

DMM:

  • DMM Measurement Types and Common Terminology
  • Acquiring an Analog Signal

 

Oscilloscope:

  • Understanding FFTs and Windowing
  • Specifications Explained: NI Oscilloscopes and Digitizers

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