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Title: SAMPLING OSCILLOSCOPE

Abstract

An oscilloscope is designed for displaying transient signal waveforms having random time and amplitude distributions. The oscilloscopc is a sampling device that selects for display a portion of only those waveforms having a particular range of amplitudes. For this purpose a pulse-height analyzer is provided to screen the pulses. A variable voltage-level shifter and a time-scale rampvoltage generator take the pulse height relative to the start of the waveform. The variable voltage shifter produces a voltage level raised one step for each sequential signal waveform to be sampled and this results in an unsmeared record of input signal waveforms. Appropriate delay devices permit each sample waveform to pass its peak amplitude before the circuit selects it for display.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4143235
Patent Number(s):
2951181
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-025749
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025749
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GENERATORS; IMAGES; OSCILLOGRAPHS; PLANNING; PULSE ANALYZERS; PULSES; SIGNALS; TRANSIENTS

Citation Formats

Sugarman, R.M. SAMPLING OSCILLOSCOPE. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Sugarman, R.M. SAMPLING OSCILLOSCOPE. United States.
Sugarman, R.M. Tue . "SAMPLING OSCILLOSCOPE". United States.
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author = {Sugarman, R.M.},
abstractNote = {An oscilloscope is designed for displaying transient signal waveforms having random time and amplitude distributions. The oscilloscopc is a sampling device that selects for display a portion of only those waveforms having a particular range of amplitudes. For this purpose a pulse-height analyzer is provided to screen the pulses. A variable voltage-level shifter and a time-scale rampvoltage generator take the pulse height relative to the start of the waveform. The variable voltage shifter produces a voltage level raised one step for each sequential signal waveform to be sampled and this results in an unsmeared record of input signal waveforms. Appropriate delay devices permit each sample waveform to pass its peak amplitude before the circuit selects it for display.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
}