Oscilloscope Glossary

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M-PHY

MIPI Physical Layer Specification - this is the second specification developed by MIPI primarily to support a much broader range of applications, including interfaces for display, camera, audio, video, memory, power management and communication between Baseband to RFIC. More information see www.mipi.org.

matrix

Switching device that connects mulitple inputs/outputs to mulitple inputs/outputs.

Mbit/s

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

Megahertz

1,000,000 Hz. Unit of frequency.

memory depth

Normaly specified in MS (megasamples) per channel. This value indicates how many measurement values of the analog-digital converters (ADC) can be stored per channel. The total acquisition time for a given signal is depending on the sample rate and the memory depth per channel. This is especially important for non repetitive signals.

MHz

1,000,000 Hz. Unit of frequency.

mHz

0.001 Hz. Unit of frequency.

Millihertz

0.001 Hz. Unit of frequency.

MIPI

Mobile Industry Processor Interface - open membership organization that develops interface specifications for the mobile ecosystem founded in 2003. More information see www.mipi.org.

MS

Mega Samples = 1 millon samples

MS/s

Mega Samples per second = acquisition rate of an oscilloscope i.e. 1 millon acquisitions per second.

MSO

Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope

multiplexer

Switching device that connects one input/output to multiple outputs/inputs or vice versa.