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In 1956 Hewlett-Packard (HP) introduced its first oscilloscope, the HP 130A with 300 kHz bandwidth. Read more...

 

 

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How can you verify the bandwidth of your oscilloscope probe? Read more...

 


The worldwide oscilloscope market is valued at about 1.1 billion USD in 2012 (Frost & Sullivan) and is dominated by Tektronix, Keysight and Teledyne LeCroy.

 


Only 3 manufacturers are offering oscilloscopes with a bandwidth greater than 50 GHz: Keysight, Tektronix and Teledyne LeCroy. Read more...

 


In 2014 Teledyne LeCroy launched first 100GHz sampling realtime oscilloscope with 240 GS/s sampling rate the LabMaster 10-100Zi. Read more...

 


In 2010 Rohde & Schwarz entered the oscilloscope market. 2005 the company acquired HAMEG, a manufacturer of low-end oscilloscopes. Read more...

 


In 1996 Hewlett-Packard introduced the first mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) with two 100 MHz analog channels and 8 or 16 digital logic channels - the HP 54645. Read more...

 


LeCroy built 1971 the first real-time digital oscilloscope (WD 2000) with a memory depth of 20 samples and a sampling rate of 1 ns. Read more...

 

 

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 Oscilloscope Basics

Digitizer and Oscilloscope - Equal Alternatives?

Spectrum digitizer as an alternative to an oscilloscopeCan a digitizer be used as an oscilloscope? What is the difference between an oscilloscope and a digitizer? Should I better use a digitizer or an oscilloscope in my next application? These are interesting questions and the best way to start to answer these is the look up the dictionary definition of an oscilloscope: "An electronic instrument used to measure changing electric voltages. It displays the waveforms of electric oscillations on a screen."

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 Oscilloscope Background

Precision Phase Noise Measurement Technique - Part 2

AA PhaseNoise2 introIn the first part of this article a simple phase noise measurement technique with a resolution of 10 ps was explained. There are other techniques, which could enhance the performance of the measurement to sub-picoseconds. That is the subject of this article.

 

 

 

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