# Multisim: How to connect agilent scope?

• FocusedWolf
In summary, the conversation discusses connecting a scope using a coaxial wire and determining phase difference between two signals by subtracting them. It is mentioned that this can be done using the graticule or the cursors.
FocusedWolf
Ok so let's say you wanted to connect the scope across a resistors terminals... how to do you make the connection if the scope is using that coaxial wire... like is their some weird component for splitting the connection?

btw I don't want to use the basic scope because i need to add signals from two channels and rely on some of that nice math stuff in the agilent simulation :P

EDIT: one more thing... is it possible, when you subtract two signals, to determine their phase difference from that math signal? Maybe I'm misreading this from my lab manual:
"Using a convenient feature of the digital scope you can now subtract the two signals and view simultaneously the voltage across L and across R, and determine their phase difference."

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i figured out how to connect the scope...basically no way like we do in school... you have to ground the scope, but i think that part is optional, and then connect channel 1 across the element, i guess its [scope ground goes here]---[Vsin]----resistor---x-- you put the probe on to measure voltage drop after across resistor...

I learned doing phase difference from here: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=ACE3803

but that's with the graticule... how do you do it if you use the cursors?

EDIT: Ok i found the formula delta t / period * 360...

Hmm... ok so still got one last question... how do you determine phase difference from subtracting two sigals?

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I would recommend following the instructions provided by Agilent for connecting the scope in Multisim. Typically, the scope will have specific inputs for connecting to components, such as resistors. If there is a coaxial wire involved, it may require a special adapter or connection component. I would suggest consulting the user manual or contacting Agilent for specific instructions on how to make the connection.

In regards to using the basic scope versus the Agilent scope, it ultimately depends on your experimental needs. The Agilent scope may offer more advanced features, such as the ability to add signals from multiple channels and use mathematical functions, but the basic scope may be sufficient for simpler experiments. It is important to carefully consider your experimental needs and choose the appropriate equipment.

Regarding your question about determining phase difference when subtracting two signals, it is possible to do so using the math function on the Agilent scope. However, I would recommend consulting the user manual or reaching out to Agilent for specific instructions on how to do this. It may also be helpful to carefully read and understand the instructions provided in your lab manual.

## 1. What is Multisim and how does it work?

Multisim is a software program used for electronic circuit design and simulation. It allows users to create and test circuits without physically building them, using a virtual environment. The program uses a graphical user interface and offers a variety of tools and components for circuit design.

## 2. How do I connect an Agilent scope to Multisim?

To connect an Agilent scope to Multisim, you will need to first install the Agilent VEE Pro driver in Multisim. This can be done by going to the "Tools" menu, selecting "Instrumentation and Analysis", and then choosing "Instrument Manager". From there, you can add the Agilent VEE Pro driver and configure the connection settings for your scope.

## 3. What types of measurements can be taken with an Agilent scope in Multisim?

An Agilent scope in Multisim can measure various parameters such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase. It can also perform advanced measurements such as FFT, waveform math, and spectrum analysis. The specific measurements available will depend on the capabilities of your Agilent scope model.

## 4. Can I control the Agilent scope directly from Multisim?

Yes, once the scope is connected to Multisim, you can control it directly from the software. This allows you to change settings, take measurements, and view waveforms without having to manually adjust the scope. This feature can save time and make the design and testing process more efficient.

## 5. Are there any limitations to using an Agilent scope in Multisim?

While Multisim offers a wide range of features and capabilities for circuit design and simulation, there may be certain limitations when using an Agilent scope. For example, the scope may have a limited bandwidth or sampling rate that could affect the accuracy of measurements in Multisim. It is important to consult the specifications of your scope and make adjustments accordingly when using it in Multisim.

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