• What Current Probe Should I Choose?

    To measure current with an oscilloscope, you have to use a current probe. The problem is, there are so many types of current probes available now, and it’s hard to know when to use what. When you think about cur...
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  • How to Measure Current on an Oscilloscope - Low Current Probing

    As power consumption and energy efficiency become more important, especially with battery-powered devices, it’s necessary to measure extremely low-level signals with higher sensitivity. Lowering your device̵...
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  • What is an Oscilloscope? Why Do You Need One?

    Picture the heart rate monitor that you always see next to hospital beds on “House” or “Grey’s Anatomy.” You hold your breath as you wait for the next beep and jump of the line on the scr...
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  • How Signal Modulation Works

    Have you ever wondered how radio stations work? What about WiFi, or cell phones? These technologies (and countless others) all use modulation to send data at the same time, without interfering with each other! If elec...
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  • Why Would you Want a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope?

    As an oscilloscope user you understand the importance of analyzing analog signals in a digital circuit. However, many users are missing out on one of the most powerful features of today’s oscilloscopes: the mixe...
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  • What is a Rogowski coil current probe?

    If you are dealing with more than a couple tens of amperes of AC current and want to make flexible current measurements, consider a Rogowski current probe.   A Rogowski coil is an electrical transducer used for m...
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  • How to measure your oscilloscope (and probe)’s bandwidth yourself

    By: Taku Furuta   Visiting engineers that use our gear is exciting and it's often an excellent learning experience. My visits with engineers cover a range of topics from answering questions on specific technical ...
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  • What is Bandwidth? How Much Do You Need?

    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 ...
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  • Diodes 101 – What is a Diode?

    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 a...
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  • How to sniff RF signals, and then decode with an oscilloscope

    Sniffing the airDogs do it all the time. But there is much more in the air than just smells. There are RF signals of all kinds all around us. How do we 'sniff' these signals out of the air so that we can observe them ...
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  • Fourier Series of a Square Wave (and Why Bandwidth Matters)

    By: Drew Hanken Have you ever wondered, “What is this ringing I am seeing in my signal? Why is there preshoot and overshoot on a simple square wave? How is a preshoot possible when it appears to be precausal to ...
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  • Understanding Oscilloscope Trigger System Basics & Why You Should Care

    You sit down at your lab bench to debug some funny behavior in a 10 MHz clock. You fire up your oscilloscope, get your probing in place and hit the almighty Auto Scale button, after which you’re presented with s...
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  • NEW: Keysight Streamline Series Offers a Compact Form with Zero Compromise

    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 benc...
    ErinEast
    created by ErinEast
  • Minimizing Noise Impacts When Using Oscilloscope Probes

    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 ...
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  • Guidelines for Making the Best Power Integrity Measurements

    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...
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  • Don’t Take the Leap of Faith – Learn All You Need About DDR4 to Prepare for DDR5

    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 method...
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  • Use Your Differential Probe Where You Never Thought Possible!

    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 us...
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  • How Can You Avoid Selecting an Oscilloscope Probe with the Wrong Bandwidth?

    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 ...
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  • How to Avoid Signal Loading Pitfalls When Using Oscilloscope Probes

    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 chan...
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  • Oscilloscope Probing: Skew and Amplitude Pitfall

    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 an...
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