Here are some basics on how to operate oscilloscopes and make measurements with these instruments that are accurate.
The basics of the basics: Triggering is the fundamental event that makes scopes useful as a display instrument. Read more.
When there was such a thing as an analog scope: Here’s where digital scope technology arose. Read more.
Bandwidth: Maybe the most important property of an oscilloscope. Read more.
What the heck is a mixed-domain scope? Read more.
What’s the difference between a scope and a spectrum analyzer? Mainly, the spectrum analyzer uses Fast Fourier transforms to give a frequency display. Here are the basics of FTs and of FFTs.
…And here are the basics of spectrum analyzers, whose functions are often built into higher-end scopes these days. Read more.
Do you have enough memory in your sampling scope? Here’s how to tell.
And while we are on memory depth, it can be closely related to sampling rate. Read more.
Oscilloscopes can have real-time sampling and equivalent-time sampling. Here are the differences between the two.
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