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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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BoonCampbell
Did you know that when you probe a circuit, you change the electrical characteristics of that circuit? Oscilloscope probes add resistive, capacitive, and inductive loads to your circuit. These loading affects can change the operation of your circuit under test. Understanding these loading impacts helps you avoid selecting the wrong probe for your… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
Bandwidth is one of the key oscilloscope probe banner specifications, and if you pick the wrong bandwidth, you’ll get inaccurate measurements. However, picking the right bandwidth probe isn’t as simple as you might think. Avoid making these common mistakes when selecting the right probe bandwidth, and have confidence that the signal you measure is… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
Knowing key Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) specifications lets you make the best purchase decision, saving you time and money. Learn how to compare these characteristics across arbitrary waveform generator types and vendors: memory, sample rate, dynamic range, and bandwidth. Let’s discuss these specifications in detail.   Memory Size Memory… (Show more)
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Allison_Dartt
1. For better oscilloscope probing, an active probe is generally better than a passive probe in terms of wider bandwidth and _________. A. Ruggedness B. Cost C. Voltage range D. Probe loading Answer: D Probe loading 2. When using a DC power supply, remote sensing is one of the great features. Remote sensing will help: A. Increase power… (Show more)
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ErinEast
Prove yourself as an engineer! The Schematic Challenge is the perfect opportunity to test your skills. On March 5, 6, and 7, we will be posting a new schematic or problem-solving challenge. If you, as a community, are able to answer questions 1, 2, and 3 correctly by Thursday, March 8 at 11:59 PM MST, we will add three 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes… (Show more)
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melissakeysight
If your sample rate is not fast enough, you won’t be able to see your signal accurately on the oscilloscope screen. Sample rate is the number of samples an oscilloscope can acquire per second. This determines the resolution of your waveform. Read on to learn why.   The Basics A sample is a single value at a point in time. You could think of a… (Show more)
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BoonCampbell
There are many cases where certain signals can cause your device to malfunction. This may be a problem your customer ends up finding if you don’t properly test during product development. Designers and test engineers frequently use an Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) to simulate worst-case conditions during design verification. An AWG is the… (Show more)
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melissakeysight
If you are using an oscilloscope, make sure you are using the right bandwidth! Choosing the wrong amount could adversely affect your measurement results. Let’s look at what oscilloscope bandwidth is and why you need just the right amount.    What is Bandwidth?   Bandwidth is often regarded as the single most important characteristic of an… (Show more)
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