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Oscilloscope App

version 1.0.0 (156 KB) by Andrei Ursache
This example shows how to use Instrument Control Toolbox™ and App Designer to build an app which reads waveform data from an oscilloscope.


Updated 09 Jan 2019

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Oscilloscope App is an example app which shows how to use App Designer and the Quick-Control Oscilloscope interface (Instrument Control Toolbox) to control and read waveforms from supported oscilloscope instruments.

This app requires:

- MATLAB® R2018b or later release
- Instrument Control Toolbox™
- A supported oscilloscope instrument; some Tektronix models are supported with the default 'tektronix' driver; other manufacturers/models are supported via third-party IVI-C drivers.
- Required software for the Quick-Control Oscilloscope interface:
- "Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for National Instruments VISA and ICP Interfaces" (install with MATLAB Add-On Explorer)
- For manufacturers other than Tektronix an installed IVI-C driver compatible with your oscilloscope instrument model

Cite As

Andrei Ursache (2021). Oscilloscope App (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (4)

Ron Fredericks

The app works fine with my Tek MSO64 scope. But there is one bug that I can report. The time line calculation is wrong for all triggers except the default "edge" trigger. The reason is that the left side of the time line seems hard coded to "0". Yet for many trigger methods there are delayed triggers meaning that the time line should start with a negative value based on the delayed time. Look for "PT_OFF?" in the various Tek scope programming manuals to see the missing command and how to use it.

You can also find my corrected time base MATLAB code here:

lei li

The oscilloscope screenshot and data reading function has been realized through labview, and the platform integration is realized through matlab, thank you

Blake Morrell

Hello, I am trying to build a similar app for a spectrum analyzer. How did you build the "Resource" drop down to scan and retrieve the connected instruments? Thank you!

lin zheng

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with R2018b and later releases
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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