Oscilloscope KnowledgeBase

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Fundamentals of Electric Power Measurements

Understanding power generation, power loss, and the different types of power measured can be intimidating. Below is an overview of basic electric and mechanical power measurements.

Application: Power
Industry: Automotive, Consumer, Industry, Power Electronics
Author: Yokogawa
Type: Text

Fundamentals of Floating Measurements

This guide will provide you with a fundamental glossary of power measurement terms, explain the different options available for making floating measurements.

Application: Basics, Power
Industry:
Author: Tektronix
Type: Text

Fundamentals of Signal Integrity Primer

This primer provides some insight into signal integrity-related problems in digital systems.

Application: Basics, Signal Integrity
Industry:
Author: Tektronix
Type: Text

Getting the Most Out of 10x Passive Probes

Widely used, yet often misunderstood, the ubiquitous 10x passive probe comes in the box with every oscilloscope for good reason: It’s a broadly useful general-purpose tool.

Application: Basics, Probing
Industry:
Author: TeledyneLeCroy
Type: Text

How to detect intermittent problems using Color Persistence mode

This video shows how to use Color Persistence mode with an oscilloscope to detect intermittent problems. In this example we use the PicoScope 4262.

Application: Basics, Debugging, Signal Analysis
Industry:
Author: Pico Technology
Type: Youtube Video

How to Make Third Order Intercept (TOI) Measurements

When two or more signals are modulated, they produce a form of distortion called intermodulation products. These intermodulation products are distortion that results from nonlinearities in a system.

Application: Debugging, Signal Analysis
Industry: Communications, Wireless/RF
Author: Keysight
Type: Youtube Video

How to Set Up Oscilloscope Probes, Vertical and Horizontal Scale

Anyone can twiddle the knobs on a scope and get something. And there’s always “Autoset” in a pinch. But do you know how to compensate a probe?

Application: Basics, Probing
Industry:
Author: Tektronix
Type: Youtube Video

How to tune (compensate) x10 oscilloscope probes

To minimize capacitive loading on the device under test, most probes use a x10 (also called 10:1) attenuator. This can often be adjusted, or compensated, to improve the frequency response.

Application: Basics, Probing
Industry: Education
Author: Pico Technology
Type: Text

How to use an oscilloscope to measure distortion in a stereo amplifier

This video shows how to measure distortion in a stereo amplifier using the PicoScope 4262 USB Oscilloscope. Distortion harmonics can be detected even when the time-domain waveform looks clean.

Application: Audio, Basics, Signal Analysis
Industry: Consumer, Education
Author: Pico Technology
Type: Youtube Video

How to use an oscilloscope to measure the frequency response of an audio amplifier

This video hows how to measure the frequency response of an audio amplifier using the PicoScope 4262. Includes spot frequency tests and a frequency sweep test, both of which can be done using the instrument's built-in signal generator.

Application: Audio, Basics, Signal Analysis
Industry: Consumer, Education
Author: Pico Technology
Type: Youtube Video