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Tektronix | XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer

Tektronix | XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer

New to using oscilloscopes or just want a quick refresher on interpreting their specs? You're in luck! We have condensed decades of oscilloscope expertise into a 60-page primer that includes:

  • Overviews of oscilloscope architecture, key controls, probe considerations, set-up and measurement techniques, and more
  • Clearly illustrated, easy-to-understand explanations to help you get up to speed quickly
  • Definitions of datasheet specifications to help you choose the best oscilloscope for your application
  • Quizzes and answer keys, so you can be confident you understand the material you are reading
  • A glossary of oscilloscope terminology

MATsolutions' insight:

New to using oscilloscopes or do you just want to brush up your skills? Tektronix has summarized decades of expertise into a 60-"All You Need to Know About Oscilloscopes" e-book. Happy reading. 


Achieve Even Lower Phase Noise | PSG Signal Generators | Keysight Technologies

Achieve Even Lower Phase Noise | PSG Signal Generators | Keysight Technologies

To maximize the dynamic range and sensitivity of your system, you need an LO or clock with very low phase noise as well as the flexibility to tune it to different frequencies. Keysight PSG signal generators with Option UNY deliver unmatched metrology-grade phase noise performance with several modes of operation that can be tailored to your specific needs at any frequency. 


MATsolutions' insight:

Keysight about how to achieve even lower phase noise using PSG Signal Generators. This month Keysight's E8663D PSG RF Analog Signal Generator is also among our Monthly Specials, which you can check out here http://ow.ly/8jY630dE9Rb


Designing RF Power and VSWR Measurement Systems

Designing RF Power and VSWR Measurement Systems

Step-by-step approach to designing RF power and return loss measurement systems. This webcast will focus on a number of common applications such as precision RF Power Measurement, measuring VSWR or Return Loss, measuring RF envelopes and detecting RF pulses.


MATsolutions' insight:

Especially useful for RF and non-RF circuit designers and systems engineers who need to detect and measure RF Power and/or Return Loss in their end-products.


Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy

Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy

Connecting a probe to a device under test can prove to be a time consuming activity, especially in the case of the increasingly complex devices that are now entering the market. While the ideal probe should offer ease of connection, convenience, absolute signal fidelity, zero signal source loading and complete noise immunity, there is currently no ideal probe size or configuration.


MATsolutions' insight:
There is growing demand for probes that can measure higher bandwidths, as well as performing other functions. Probe technology is changing and companies are now not only having to focus on the ease of use and avoiding damage to the device under test, but are also having to meet the need for more intelligent probes and accessor

Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy

Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy

Connecting a probe to a device under test can prove to be a time consuming activity, especially in the case of the increasingly complex devices that are now entering the market. While the ideal probe should offer ease of connection, convenience, absolute signal fidelity, zero signal source loading and complete noise immunity, there is currently no ideal probe size or configuration.


MATsolutions' insight:
There is growing demand for probes that can measure higher bandwidths, as well as performing other functions. Probe technology is changing and companies are now not only having to focus on the ease of use and avoiding damage to the device under test, but are also having to meet the need for more intelligent probes and accessories.

How to display histograms on oscilloscopes

How to display histograms on oscilloscopes

Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.

In digital photography, an image histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal distribution. The graph depicts the number of pixels for each tonal value. In post-processing, the artist can, by using on-screen sliders or by typing in numeric values, alter various parameters such as hue and intensity, and observe the changing histogram as the photo’s appearance evolves.


MATsolutions' insight:

Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.


How to display histograms on oscilloscopes

How to display histograms on oscilloscopes

Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.

In digital photography, an image histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal distribution. The graph depicts the number of pixels for each tonal value. In post-processing, the artist can, by using on-screen sliders or by typing in numeric values, alter various parameters such as hue and intensity, and observe the changing histogram as the photo’s appearance evolves.


Sales Renewal's insight:
Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.
MATsolutions' insight:

Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.

In digital photography, an image histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal distribution. The graph depicts the number of pixels for each tonal value. In post-processing, the artist can, by using on-screen sliders or by typing in numeric values, alter various parameters such as hue and intensity, and observe the changing histogram as the photo’s appearance evolves.


Sales Renewal's insight:
Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.

What you need to know: 3GPP's accelerated 5G NR timeline

What you need to know: 3GPP's accelerated 5G NR timeline

Despite the deluge of news and marketing around 5G and the ongoing lab and field trials being conducted worldwide, the fact is there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. However, 3GPP, the international body that oversees the standardization process, has made such significant progress that, following a march plenary session in Dubrovnik, Croatia, there’s an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.


Sales Renewal's insight:
Despite all the attention around 5G, there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. The progress has been great this year however, resulting in an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.
MATsolutions' insight:

Despite the deluge of news and marketing around 5G and the ongoing lab and field trials being conducted worldwide, the fact is there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. However, 3GPP, the international body that oversees the standardization process, has made such significant progress that, following a march plenary session in Dubrovnik, Croatia, there’s an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.


Sales Renewal's insight:
Despite all the attention around 5G, there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. The progress has been great this year however, resulting in an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.

What you need to know: 3GPP's accelerated 5G NR timeline

What you need to know: 3GPP's accelerated 5G NR timeline

Despite the deluge of news and marketing around 5G and the ongoing lab and field trials being conducted worldwide, the fact is there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. However, 3GPP, the international body that oversees the standardization process, has made such significant progress that, following a march plenary session in Dubrovnik, Croatia, there’s an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.


MATsolutions' insight:

Despite all the attention around 5G, there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. The progress has been great this year however, resulting in an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.


Tip of the Week: Take Proper Care of Your Test and Measurement Equipment

Tip of the Week: Take Proper Care of Your Test and Measurement Equipment

Unless your employer provides your test equipment, you’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one good digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that outlay again for a while. So would your employer, if your DMM is employer-provided. Here are some do's and don't for your equipment to last longer. 


MATsolutions' insight:

You’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that cost again for a while. Some do's and don't for making your equipment last longer. 


Tip of the Week: Take Proper Care of Your Test and Measurement Equipment

Tip of the Week: Take Proper Care of Your Test and Measurement Equipment

Unless your employer provides your test equipment, you’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one good digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that outlay again for a while. So would your employer, if your DMM is employer-provided. Here are some do's and don't for your equipment to last longer. 


Sales Renewal's insight:
You’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that cost again for a while. Some do's and don't for making your equipment last longer.
MATsolutions' insight:

Unless your employer provides your test equipment, you’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one good digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that outlay again for a while. So would your employer, if your DMM is employer-provided. Here are some do's and don't for your equipment to last longer. 


Sales Renewal's insight:
You’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that cost again for a while. Some do's and don't for making your equipment last longer.

How Spectrum Analyzers differ from Network Analyzers

How Spectrum Analyzers differ from Network Analyzers

Before we differentiate a spectrum analyzer and a network analyzer, it is important to understand what these two instruments are, and what function they perform. Thus, we give a basic overview of the two devices and their basic mechanism:


Sales Renewal's insight:
These instruments have several factors in common but also many differences. We give a basic overview of the two devices and their mechanism.
MATsolutions' insight:

Before we differentiate a spectrum analyzer and a network analyzer, it is important to understand what these two instruments are, and what function they perform. Thus, we give a basic overview of the two devices and their basic mechanism:


Sales Renewal's insight:
These instruments have several factors in common but also many differences. We give a basic overview of the two devices and their mechanism.

How Spectrum Analyzers differ from Network Analyzers

How Spectrum Analyzers differ from Network Analyzers

Before we differentiate a spectrum analyzer and a network analyzer, it is important to understand what these two instruments are, and what function they perform. Thus, we give a basic overview of the two devices and their basic mechanism:


MATsolutions' insight:

These instruments have several factors in common but also many differences. We give a basic overview of the two devices and their mechanism.


Five Tips for Improving ESD Protection to Reduce Customer Failures | EEWeb Community

Five Tips for Improving ESD Protection to Reduce Customer Failures | EEWeb Community

Non-optimized ESD practices can damage your test equipment as well as the electronic devices you are testing. Five tips for improving ESD protection to reduce customer failures


MATsolutions' insight:

Non-optimized ESD practices can damage your test equipment as well as the electronic devices you are testing. Here are five tips for improving ESD protection to reduce customer failures


Five Tips for Improving ESD Protection to Reduce Customer Failures | EEWeb Community

Five Tips for Improving ESD Protection to Reduce Customer Failures | EEWeb Community

Non-optimized ESD practices can damage your test equipment as well as the electronic devices you are testing. Five tips for improving ESD protection to reduce customer failures


MATsolutions' insight:
Non-optimized ESD practices can damage your test equipment as well as the electronic devices you are testing. Here are five tips for improving ESD protection to reduce customer fail

5G Exposed!

5G Exposed!

We answer all the questions on this enigmatic technology that is expected to enhance our lives.


Sales Renewal's insight:
Test and measurement innovation will play a key role in 5G. Here are the answers to your questions about the technology that is
expected to make our lifes better.
MATsolutions' insight:

We answer all the questions on this enigmatic technology that is expected to enhance our lives.


Sales Renewal's insight:
Test and measurement innovation will play a key role in 5G. Here are the answers to your questions about the technology that is
expected to make our lifes better.

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