Passive voltage probes ship standard with most oscilloscopes and provide a low cost, general purpose probing solution. Generally, these probes lack the performance of an active voltage probe but provide the ruggedness and wide dynamic range suitable for visualizing signals over a broad range of applications. Tektronix has released a new class of passive probes that redefine performance in the passive probe product category.
Tektronix new class of passive probe solutions offer:
Best-in-class bandwidth up to 1 GHz
Best-in-class input capacitance as low as 3.9 pF which minimizes probe loading effects
Best-in-class input capacitance which minimizes performance loss when long ground leads are attached
Automated probe compensation eliminating the need for the compensation screwdriver
Offers broad signal bandwidth and reduced probe loading to capture single-ended, ground referenced signals. Best choice for small geometry applications that would be seriously loaded by passive probing solutions.
Widest selection of high-performance current probes available. Tektronix current measurement systems provide programmable and manual simultaneous AC/DC measurements, bandwidth from DC to 2 GHz, and amplitude measurements from mAs to 20,000 A.