Oscilloscope KnowledgeBase

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Application
Industry
Author
Type

Measuring the frequency response of a loudspeaker

This application note describes a simple method for measuring the frequency response of a loudspeaker using the Pico ADC-216 oscilloscope.

Application: Audio, Spectrum Analysis
Industry: Consumer
Author: Pico Technology
Type: Text

Measuring the Modulation Index of an AM Signal using FFT

In AM schemes, the modulation index refers to the amplitude ratio of the modulating signal to the carrier signal.

Application: Signal Analysis
Industry: Wireless/RF
Author: Siglent
Type: Text

Measuring the power consumption of mobile and IoT devices

Many electronic devices draw low levels of current when idle, then consume orders of magnitude more when active and transmitting.

Application: Power
Industry: Communications, Consumer, Industry, Wireless/RF
Author: Pico Technology
Type: Text

Mechanical Measurements

Mechanical measurements can be easily made with a digitizer, all you need are appropriate transducers and accessories. This application note explains the basic setup and operation of some simple mechanical measurements.

Application: Basics
Industry:
Author: Spectrum Instrumentation
Type: Text

Optical Signal Measurements Using A Real-Time Oscilloscope

If your application includes a repetitive waveform that requires lower noise, jitter and a higher dynamic range, a sampling oscilloscope is a good choice.

Application: Optical, Serial Data
Industry: Communications
Author: Keysight
Type: Text

Optimizing wide-bandgap semiconductor switches to meet EMI compliance

EMI compliance is a major concern for advanced power electronics due to increasing switching speeds.

Application: EMI/EMC, Power
Industry: Semiconductor
Author: Rohde & Schwarz
Type: Text

Oscilloscope History and Milestones

Oscilloscopes have been invented in the 1920s. Up to now this instrument encountered many innovations.

Application: Basics
Industry:
Author: oscopes.info
Type: Text

Oscilloscope Primer (XYZs of Oscilloscopes)

This recently updated 60-page XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer provides a good tutorial for understanding oscilloscope basics and operation.

Application: Basics
Industry:
Author: Tektronix
Type: Text

Power Measurements

Digitizers, with a suitable number of channels, can be employed to measure single and multi-phase power systems employing suitable voltage and current probes.

Application: Power, Probing
Industry: Power Electronics
Author: Spectrum Instrumentation
Type: Text

Power Supply Design: Measuring Load Step Response

Building a power supply that can handle various loads without oscillating can be a challenge. One method of quickly determining stability is to use a load step response.

Application: Power
Industry: Power Electronics
Author: Siglent
Type: Text