Frequently Asked Questions

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What is peak spikes detection on Model 2001 and 2002 DMMs?

Peak spikes feature on Model 2001 and 2002 DMMs captures voltage transients with pulse widths as short as a 1usec.

It can also measure the peaks of AC waveforms up to 1MHz.

The attached application note discusses this feature in detail.

This FAQ applies to:
2001, 2002.
How to take and store data using KI-TOOL with Model 2110 DMM.

First, Here is a procedure to save data into a record.

This FAQ applies to:
2110-100, 2110-100-GPIB, 2110-120, 2110-120-GPIB, 2110-220, 2110-220-GPIB, 2110-240, 2110-240-GPIB
What are the different communication languages available on the Model 2450?

There are three different communication languages.
1. TSP - TSP(Test Script Processing) are the ICL commands.
2. SCPI - This is the Model 2450 SCPI commands.
3. SPCI 2400 - This is the Model 2400 emulation mode

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Is it possible to establish a peer to peer ethernet connection on the 5 Series MSO?

Yes. To setup a peer to peer connection, you must manually configure the IP and subnet mask address on both the scope and your computer. You can then use an ethernet cable connected directly between the scope and computer.  This will work on the Linux and Windows version of the 5 Series MSO.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58
How can I tell if my 5 Series MSO is running on Windows?

There are three indicators to look for. A Windows scope will have the Applications menu at the top center of the screen and minimize/maximize/close buttons on the top right. In addition, if you tap at the bottom of the screen, the Windows Taskbar should appear.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58
I downloaded and Installed OpenChoice Desktop, but it doesn't recognize my scope.

Refer to the Prerequisites.txt file available to download on the same page for OpenChoice desktop. Make sure you have all the prerequisites specified. 


This FAQ applies to:
011004902, 012169000, TDS2012B
How do I switch between stacked and overlay display modes on the MSO5 Series?

Double click anywhere in the waveform view screen. A wave form menu will appear. Under display mode you can pick between overlay or stacked modes.


This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58
5 and 6 Series MSO Remote Control

For the standard instrument (without the Windows 10 option installed), you can simply connect your computer to the instrument through Ethernet and control the oscilloscope with your favorite browser.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
5 / 6 Series MSO Probe Dynamic Range

Oscilloscope probes which contain active circuitry, especially with amplifiers in the signal path, have a limited dynamic range over which the probe behaves linearly. When input signals exceed this range, the signal may be distorted.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
5 / 6 Series MSO Mount Network Drives

The oscilloscope has a built-in m.2 drive, labeled C:. This drive can be used to store waveforms, setups, and measurement results. However, this drive is not easily accessible to your computer.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64

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