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ErinEast
Different instrument form factors are used for each of the various design and test phases in a project to increase efficiency. Many engineers believe their only choices for high performance measurements are large bench instruments, or modular choices. The USB platform is a popular option for anyone needing a small, portable device. However, most… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
Have you ever been fighting noise on your measurements and can’t tell where it’s coming from? There are four possible contributors: Your device under test Your probe Your oscilloscope Or a combination of all three.   Learn about the different ways you can minimize noise impacts and improve the quality of your measurements.   System Noise… (Show more)
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AI LEE KUAN
Get the most benefit from your DDR4 and next generation memory designs   DDR4 DRAM technology with fast data rates of 1600 MT/s and higher forced the industry to adopt high speed serial interface testing methodologies. Traditional setup and hold time tests are now replaced with eye diagrams and mask tests to account for bit error rate. Many DDR4… (Show more)
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melissakeysight
Power Quality Determines the Performance of Your Device Your product’s functional reliability is directly proportional to the quality of the DC power inside your product. Intuitively this makes sense: Stable DC supplies should not cause issues. Unstable DC supplies can cause unreliable performance.   In today’s products, IC density is increasing… (Show more)
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Daniel_Bogdanoff
The diode is a crucial component to master if you want to grow your electronics prowess. So, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of how diodes behave under varying loads. Today we’re going to look at some diode fundamentals, then take a look at a video covering 4 ½ practical uses for a diode.   Download the "6 Essentials for Getting the… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
Did you know that when you probe your DUT, the probe becomes part of the circuit? All probes have a loading effect on your circuit to some extent. These effects can manifest into overshoot, ringing, slow rise/fall times, propagation delays and DC offset problems. In addition, the loading impacts vary as you probe from DC voltages through high… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
The terms “bit error rate” and “bit error ratio” are used interchangeably on many websites and publications. However, the definitions are very different. Understanding the difference will help you effectively analyze your system’s performance.   What is a BERT? To find the bit error rate or bit error ratio of your system, you need a Bit Error Rate… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
You just bought a high frequency single-ended and differential probe and are feeling good about your measurements. But when using the two probes side-by-side, you notice differences in vertical voltage measurements and rising edge times. This can cause you to question the accuracy of your measurements relative to what your device under test (DUT)… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
Many people think that differential probes are made to only probe differential signals. Did you know you can also probe single-ended signals with your differential probe? Today we’ll learn how to maximize the usage of your differential probe and get the best signal fidelity possible. You will need to examine the performance and usability… (Show more)
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