Understanding The Differences Between Oscilloscopes And Digitizers For Wideband Signal Acquisitions

Most of us remember the first time we used an oscilloscope. With one look at the large display, we could tell what was happening to our waveforms. From the earliest days, oscilloscopes have been a primary tool for quick visualization of time-variant waveforms, and over the years, they’ve become a core instrument on the bench. Wideband digitizers are related to modern oscilloscopes since both ... » read more

6 Oscilloscope Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Scope

Get the most out of your oscilloscope with these six tips covering basic triggering, probing, scaling signals, using the right acquisition mode, and more. Click here to read more. » read more

Research Bits: May 9

Optical oscilloscope Researchers from the University of Central Florida developed an optical oscilloscope to measure the electric field of light. The high speed at which light oscillates has made reading its electric field challenging, with current instruments able to resolve an average signal associated with a pulse of light rather than individual peaks and valleys within the pulse. “... » read more

Logic Analyzers Never Die

Logic analyzers, long a mainstay of chip design, are finding new demand for IoT devices—and frequently in different forms than in the past. Once associated with big, bulky benchtop instruments, this technology has evolved significantly over the past 40 years. In some cases it has been moved into software, where the measurement results are more likely to be viewed upon a laptop screen or a ... » read more