Oscilloscopes are powerful tools that are useful for designing and testing electronic devices. They are vital in determining which components of a system are behaving correctly and which are malfunctioning. They can also help you determine whether or not a newly designed component behaves the way you intended.
This application note provides an overview of oscilloscope basics. You will learn what an oscilloscope is and how it operates. We will discuss oscilloscope applications and give you an overview of basic measurements and performance characteristics. We will also look at the different types of probes and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.