Oscilloscope Glossary

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Gain

Magnitude ratio. Amount of amplification, normally expressed in dB.

Gbit/s

Gigabit per second = specifies a date rate i.e. 1,000,000,000 bits transfered per second.

GHz

1,000,000,000 Hz. Unit of frequency.

Gigahertz

1,000,000,000 Hz. Unit of frequency.

GPIB
GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) - short range digital communications bus invented in the late 1960s by Hewlett-Packard for automatic test equipment. Also known as HP-IB, GP-IB and IEEE-488.
ground

Voltage reference point in a circuit. Has the same electric potential as the surrounding earth.