Many people are surprised to see digital storage oscilloscopes used in so many industries. These industries include medicines, science, engineering, and telecommunications, general purpose o-scopes are used in general maintenance of electronic tools or lab work as well. Often specific industries will use specialized DSO’s, one example being the automotive industry that uses these tools for analyzing the ignition system.
When the o-scope first became popular it used cathode ray tubes as the display and linear amplifiers acted as the signal processing. Over time digital storage oscilloscopes modernized, and adopted the LED or LCD screen. These modern instruments are also fitted with much faster analog-to-digital converters and digital signal processors.
Digital storage oscilloscopes may be used in many different industries, but they are very common among hobbyists as well. They can be used to troubleshoot many in-home electronic dilemmas that could arise. For instance, replacing a stepper motor in an old machine, you’ll need a digital storage oscilloscopes to setup the wiring.