Uses of Cathode Ray Oscilloscope - Measuring Short Time Interval

Measuring Short Time Interval

  1. A cathode ray oscilloscope can be used to determined the time interval between 2 pulses, even though the time interval is very small.
  2. Figure above shows 2 pulses on the screen of a cathode ray oscilloscope.
  3. If the time base is set to 2 ms/div, the time interval between the 2 pulses can be calculated as follow:
t = 6 x 2ms = 12 ms = 0.012s.