• #### Blog Post How to Avoid Signal Loading Pitfalls When Using Oscilloscope ProbesHow 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...
• #### Blog Post Oscilloscope Probing: Skew and Amplitude PitfallOscilloscope 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...

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 tim...
• #### Blog Post Bit Error Rate vs Bit Error Ratio – What is the Difference?Bit Error Rate vs Bit Error Ratio – What is the Difference?

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 ...
• #### Blog Post Know Your Top Arbitrary Waveform Generator SpecificationsKnow Your Top Arbitrary Waveform Generator Specifications

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 a...
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• #### Blog Post Wave 2018 SAP Quiz Contest: Week 1 AnswersWave 2018 SAP Quiz Contest: Week 1 Answers

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 load...
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• #### Blog Post Schematic Challenge – Week 1Schematic Challenge – Week 1

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...
• #### Blog Post What is Oscilloscope Sample Rate (and How Much Do You Need)?What is Oscilloscope Sample Rate (and How Much Do You Need)?

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 th...
• #### Blog Post The Many Custom Applications of Arbitrary Waveform GeneratorsThe Many Custom Applications of Arbitrary Waveform Generators

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 engi...
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• #### Blog Post Understanding Arbitrary Waveform Generator Functional Building BlocksUnderstanding Arbitrary Waveform Generator Functional Building Blocks

Quick note: We usually post oscilloscope tips and tricks to this blog, but today we want to share with you about another test & measurement tool often used with or alongside scopes.   In my previous post, I ...
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• #### Blog Post How do I select the right signal generator for my application?How do I select the right signal generator for my application?

Quick note: We usually post oscilloscope tips and tricks to this blog, but today we want to share with you about another test & measurement tool often used with or alongside scopes.   To develop or test your...
• #### Blog Post Join Wave 2018 for tips, tricks and giveaways to make you an engineering legend!Join Wave 2018 for tips, tricks and giveaways to make you an engineering legend!

Enter now for free giveaways worth up to \$44,000! Keysight is launching Wave 2018, a first-of-its kind event created to connect you with our experts! Join us March 1-16 to learn helpful tips, discuss the latest ideas,...
• #### Blog Post Extended! Free Offer (You Choose!) with S-Series Oscilloscope PurchaseExtended! Free Offer (You Choose!) with S-Series Oscilloscope Purchase

Good news! We're extending the end date for the Infiniium S-Series oscilloscope promotion, "Your Scope. Your Way." to March 31, 2018.  The S-Series oscilloscopes (500 MHz to 8 GHz) provide you with unmatc...
• #### Blog Post Why Does Apple Slow Down Old iPhones?Why Does Apple Slow Down Old iPhones?

The internet got all kinds of angry at Apple recently. It turns out, Apple slows down the processor’s clock frequency on older iPhones. The internet took this as an opportunity to jump on “Evil Apple”...
• #### Blog Post Automating routine electrical tests with BenchVue Test FlowAutomating routine electrical tests with BenchVue Test Flow

Written by David Liu Routine electrical tests are time-consuming Routine electrical tests can be mundane and quite time-consuming, especially when you’re required to repeat the same test procedure with just...
• #### Blog Post Get Trigger Happy with Keysight Infiniium OscilloscopesGet Trigger Happy with Keysight Infiniium Oscilloscopes

Have you ever set up your oscilloscope without a proper trigger? If so, you probably experienced something a little bit like this:   In this case, I had an edge trigger and the level was set above my waveform....
• #### Blog Post Keysight Crossword Fun!Keysight Crossword Fun!

Hey readers!   For today’s blog we decided to do something a bit different. I’m a big fan of the New York Times crossword puzzle (Monday record time 4m35s, let me know yours below) and thought this ...