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  1. Oscilloscope Selection Guide

    From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this 12-page selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of Tektronix oscilloscopes.  Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences between each series of oscilloscope....

  2. The Anatomy of an Oscilloscope Poster

    This poster shows many of the hundreds of parts that work together in an oscilloscope to make sure you see the real signal. It includes a block diagram of a scope's signal path, to show you what happens between the signal input and the display.

  3. Capacitance and Inductance Measurements Using an Oscilloscope and a Function Generator

    If you don't have an LCR meter in your lab, or you want to demonstrate the behavior of capacitors and inductors under sinusoidal stimulus, an oscilloscope and a function generator can help you to do a simple, transparent impedance measurement. You can expect capacitance and inductance values with 3...

  4. Low-cost EMI Pre-compliance Testing Using a Spectrum Analyzer

    Few engineers have unrestricted access to a calibrated EMI receiver and EMC test facility.  Yet, performing cost-effective, basic EMI tests can save both time and money by identifying significant issues before you send your design to an EMI compliance lab. This application note describes how...

  5. An Engineer’s Test Bench

    A poster of the "An Engineer’s Test Bench"

  6. 10 Factors in Choosing a Basic Oscilloscope

    This guide will give you a quick overview of the key factors that determine the suitability of a basic oscilloscope for the job at hand. 

  7. Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs

    Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses, such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.  Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities of oscilloscopes to solve serial bus...

  8. Oscilloscope Measurement Lab: Measuring Impedance and Capacitance

    This lab exercise demonstrates a technique for using an oscilloscope and function generator to measure impedance and capacitance. Voltage waveforms are measured on the oscilloscope and the measurements are used to calculate an unknown capacitance.

  9. Find the Component You're Looking For

    Turn to our Component Selection Guide for the most important specifications of Tektronix Test & Measurement Components.Note that Picosecond Pulse Labs is now part of Tektronix's offering of industry-leading RF Microwave Components.