• 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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  • Know Your Probe Input Impedance Curves to Reduce Probe Loading

    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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Know 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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  • Wave 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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  • Schematic 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...
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  • 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...
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  • The 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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  • Understanding 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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  • 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...
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  • 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,...
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  • Extended! 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...
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  • 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”...
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  • Automating 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...
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  • Get 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....
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  • 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 ...
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  • Simple Tips on What to Consider When Buying an Oscilloscope

    Comparing different manufacturers’ oscilloscopes and their various specifications and features can be time-consuming and confusing. Streamline this process and select the oscilloscope that best fits your applica...
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  • Power Integrity Analysis, The Logical Next Step After Making Sound Power Integrity Measurements

    Recently I was visiting the SIPI lab (Signal Integrity and Power Integrity) of a large corporation showing them how to make some solid power integrity measurements that they could trust (check out this application not...
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  • Advanced Transmitter Measurement Techniques for PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 at 16GT/s

    Written by Rick EadsThe Need for a 16GT/s PCIe Interconnect PCI Express represents one of the most successful computer interconnects yet devised and helped to enable high-speed connections between external devices suc...
  • How to Make Use of New Mask Testing Technology

    Written by Doug Beck What is mask testing? A fundamental aspect of electrical engineering is finding problems with signal integrity. In the real world, systems don’t always work as simulation says they are suppo...