Waveforms showing the camshaft and crankshaft sensors, primary ignition and fuel injection.Oscilloscopes measure voltages, and plot these values against time. The voltage is on the vertical axis and the time is along the horizontal axis. The resulting graph is known as a waveform.

In automotive diagnostics, capturing and analysing these waveforms can be very useful in diagnosing faults. The waveform show is from a Ford Fiesta engine at idle (click image for a larger view). The waveforms are, from the top:

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