Traditionally on an oscilloscope when you capture a long span of data, you sacrifice measurement accuracy. Which means when you zoom back in on that signal, you can’t make accurate measurements because the signal is distorted.
Oscilloscope segmented memory is the only solution to this. It allows you to capture hundreds of packets or pulses, while keeping the highest oscilloscope sample rate.
This also enables you to use your oscilloscope’s memory more efficiently. Instead of wasting memory on the dead time between the pulses, the scope ignores that and only uses memory on the pulses that you actually want to see.
By the end of the episode, you will understand why and when you should use segmented memory, and how to set it up on an oscilloscope to quickly and easily analyse your long time span of data.