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A type of oscilloscope's automatic measurements. Measures the first cycle waveform. Positive Duty Cycle is the ratio between positive pulse width (t) and period (T). The duty cycle can be expressed as a ratio or as a percentage. Duty cycle is calculated by t/T*100%, or 1/100, or 1 percent.