The Trigger System

The Trigger System


This is the fifth lesson in the Oscilloscopes Course. This lesson explains the functions and controls of the trigger system on analog and digital oscilloscopes.

Module Objectives

  • Describe the function of an oscilloscope‚Äôs trigger system.
  • Describe the controls of an oscilloscope‚Äôs trigger system.


This course contains nine lessons designed for the training of electricians and electronic technicians as well as for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities. These lessons are designed for participants familiar with AC and DC theory, electrical safety, and electrical print reading. A basic understanding of electronic devices and circuits is recommended. The lessons in this course explain and demonstrate the use of both analog and digital oscilloscopes. Participants will learn the controls on each type of oscilloscope, how to use a probe with an oscilloscope, how to set up an oscilloscope, and how to determine various measurements taken with an oscilloscope.


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