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Why You Should Care About Oscilloscope Trigger System Basics (.PDF Download)

You sit down at your lab bench to debug some funny behavior in a 10-MHz clock. You fire up your oscilloscope, get your probing in place, and hit the almighty Auto Scale button, after which you’re presented with something like what you see in Figure 1. Then it strikes you—there are ten million clock cycles occurring every second! How is the oscilloscope able to accurately display such a clean representation of your signal?...

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