Traditionally, only the spectrum analyzer was capable of displaying electrical and electromagnetic signals in the frequency domain and the oscilloscope took control of the time domain. More recently, each instrument has become competent in the other’s territory. But this overlapping tendency is far from absolute. Oscilloscopes, working in the Math>FFT mode, have always had a […]
New economical, high-performance Siglent SDS2000X-E Series Super Phosphor Oscilloscopes are available in 200 MHz and 350 MHz bandwidths. They feature a maximum sampling rate of 2 GSa/sec and a standard record length of 28 Mpts/ch (interleaved mode). With an impressive waveform capture rate of up to 400,000 frames/sec (sequence mode) Siglent’s newest oscilloscope series supports […]
The Siglent SSG3000X RF Signal Generators have a frequency range of 9 kHz to 2.1 GHz or 3.2 GHz. They provide all of the common signal-generation needs such as sweep control and analog modulations (AM, FM, PM) as well as pulse modulation and pulse train generation (option). Additionally, the IQE models can be used with […]
The new Model SVA1015X Spectrum and Vector Network Analyzer has frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz, (VNA frequency range is 10 MHz – 1.5 GHz) and starts at $1,395. This next generation test instrument provides exceptional measurement precision with a wide range of RF measurement functions for RF device testing, broadcast evaluation, site […]
Generally, whether one speaks of phase noise or jitter depends upon whether they happen to be a radio frequency or digital systems engineer. Both phenomena are random fluctuations of a time-domain waveform in an oscillator or in a clock. Phase noise is best represented in the frequency domain. It is usually defined as the spectral […]
The word oscilloscope is mostly used to refer to a bench-type instrument, but scopes also exist as hand-held, battery-powered versions. The bench-type oscilloscope, model-for-model, usually has more features, higher specifications such as bandwidth and sampling rate, more controls, deeper menus and so on. The hand-held, battery-powered oscilloscope, in contrast, is smaller and more portable, well-sealed […]
What is a harmonic? A harmonic of a repeating wave is a wave with a frequency that is a positive integer multiple of the original, known as the fundamental frequency. The original wave is also called the first harmonic, and the following harmonics are known as higher harmonics. With regard to a 60-Hz electrical system, […]
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Two high-end test instruments are connected to display waveforms and Lissajous patterns. Hi and welcome to our 56th Test and Measurement video. Today we’ll do one of my favorite things in the world of electronics, and that is to connect two products by different manufacturers and see them work in concert. Both very high quality […]
A lab that aspires to do advanced electronic research or product development must have one or more oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers. Despite their obvious similarities, the two are totally different instruments. The oscilloscope functions in both time and frequency domains, the latter by means of its math/FFT (Fast Fourier transform) capability. The spectrum analyzer, in […]
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Most high-spec contemporary oscilloscopes include as an option a built-in arbitrary function generator. Engineers use this feature on a daily basis. It goes well with the many other capabilities in today’s amazing digital storage oscilloscopes, and one would not want to be without it. However, a well-equipped bench will usually have a stand-alone arbitrary waveform […]
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