Technical Oscilloscope Probe Seminar

Dates: 09.07.07

Who Should Attend:

Engineers and technicians who:

  • are new to testing signals with oscilloscopes
  • make measurements at 50 MHz or higher
  • design or test power supplies
  • desire to improve test result repeatability
  • wish to more fully utilize existing scopes by choosing the best probe for a given application.

What you will learn:

Voltage Probe Basics

Specifications for Probes

  • 1:1 and 10:1 and 100:1 Passive Probes - Pros and Cons of each.
  • Phase Compensation
  • Probe Matching
  • Low Capacitance Probes
  • FET/Active Probes
  • Differential Probes

Real-World Circuit Probing

Benefits of Using Probes

  • Loading Effect
  • Filtering by Probe Capacitance
  • Resonance by Inductances
  • Use of Damping Resistors
  • Stability of Probe Cables
  • Stability of Ground Levels

Current Probe Basics

  • Passive AC Current Probes
  • Active DC/AC Current Probes
  • Loading Effect
  • Specifications

Hints and Tips for Successful Probing

 
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