Oscilloscope and probe fundamentals

Oscilloscope and probe fundamentals

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Basics of oscilloscope measurements

Step-by-step guides to mastering the fundamentals

Oscilloscopes are versatile instruments that are used to visualize and analyze the waveform of electrical signals. They are used to design, test and debug almost anything that runs on electricity!

These articles will walk you through the fundamentals of oscilloscopes and probes, along with related applications. From learning the basics to understanding a specific test setup, we are your go-to resource for mastering oscilloscopes.

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Basics of oscilloscope operation

Basics of oscilloscope operation

Learn about the settings needed to make basic voltage versus time measurements on an oscilloscope.

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Understanding passive probes

Understanding passive probes

Learn about the settings needed to make basic voltage versus time measurements on an oscilloscope.

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Probe compensation

Probe compensation

Learn about what probe compensation is and why it is important.

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Understanding serial protocols

Understanding serial protocols

Learn about the basic principles behind serial protocols and how serial protocols can be analyzed and decoded using an oscilloscope.

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Understanding Bode plots

Understanding Bode plots

Learn about the fundamental principles behind Bode plots and how Bode plots can be used to analyze closed loop response.

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Fundamentals of EMI debug with an oscilloscope

Fundamentals of EMI debug with an oscilloscope

Learn about the basic technical concepts and procedures behind EMI debugging using an oscilloscope and near-field probes.

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How zero blind time revolutionizes how you debug

How zero blind time revolutionizes how you debug

Discover the power of short oscilloscope blind time for precise measurements and efficient debugging. Unlock the secrets to minimizing blind time and ensure that no signal goes unnoticed!

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Debugging serial protocols with an oscilloscope

Debugging serial protocols with an oscilloscope

Learn how to use an oscilloscope to debug the most common serial protocols: UART, (Q)SPI, I2C and CAN bus.

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Oscilloscope buyer's guide

Oscilloscope buyer's guide

Check out this guide to choosing an oscilloscope, understanding key oscilloscope features and specifications to finding a tool that meets your daily needs.

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