By Jeff Yost
It’s late in the fall, and I’m currently working to finish several year-end projects - so I decided to combine my work of helping to build the best in class (visualization) oscilloscopes with the Fall Classic, the World Series.
I grabbed my Tektronix TBS2102 and borrowed a Tektronix AFG3252 to watch history happen. To get my oscilloscope in the mood, I set out to display a baseball diamond on screen. I configured the AFG3252 to output an AM modulated ramp waveform with the modulation shape set to triangle and plugged this into channel1 and channel2. With a bit of adjusting of the frequency, amplitude setting on the AFG, and some of the TBS oscilloscope settings (e.g. inverted channel 2), I got the following oscilloscope baseball infield, akin to Wrigley Field’s diamond. A baseball fan might be envisioning Bryant, Russell, Báez and Rizzo warming up.
Before returning the borrowed AFG3052, I created a “Cubs Win” waveform capture. (With a little more time I might have been about to create a C for the Cubbies using XY mode. But for today, a winning blue W will have to suffice.)
Many of you smart, clever and experienced oscilloscope users can outdo my oscilloscope graphics with even better visuals to celebrate Chicago’s historical first World Series Win in 108 years. Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! With the new Tektronix TBS2000 oscilloscope featuring its leading class 9” display, 15 horizontal divisions/10 vertical divisions, and 20 million point record lengths, I’m certain that you’ll use your TBS2000 to visualize even more!
About the author:
Jeff Yost is director of basic oscilloscopes at Tektronix. Jeff has worked at Tektronix for 21 years in roles from software engineering, engineering manager and general manager. He has played key roles in the development and launch of many of the world’s top selling oscilloscopes including the TDS2000, TDS3000, TBS1000, DPO/MSO2000 DPO7000, DPO70000 and the latest introduction, the TBS2000.
Jeff earned his Master’s of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering at Missouri State Science and Technology University (formerly UM: Rolla)