Analog/Digital Design and Debug
When you’re innovating to a schedule, there’s no time to track down a logic analyzer or protocol analyzer to find elusive mixed-signal problems. Luckily, new highly-integrated instruments are available and are designed to give you a coherent view into the analog and digital signals, serial protocols, and RF signals that make up today’s complex embedded systems.
Digital Debugging Tips Using a Mixed Signal or a Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
This application note provides useful information for verifying and debugging with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) complex designs that may include analog and digital signals and multiple buses.
Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
Find out how the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities of the popular MSO and DPO Series oscilloscopes solve serial bus integration and debug challenges of many buses such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.
|How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding|
Learn about the physical layers of the most common interchip buses - I2C and SPI - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues. Learn how to set up and interpret the results when you use automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with I2C and SPI bus analysis capability.
|XYZs of Signal Generators|
This primer explains the basics of signal generators, including the types of generators, their applications and their contribution to a complete test and measurement solution.
|Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope|
Explains the physical layer basics of CAN, LIN, and FlexRay serial buses to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues. Learn how to use automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with automotive bus analysis capability.
|Troubleshooting Ethernet Problems with your Oscilloscope|
Learn the basics of the 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet physical layers to help you troubleshoot bus problems or related system issues. Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with Ethernet analysis capability.
|Troubleshooting USB 2.0 Problems with Your Oscilloscope|
Learn the basics of the USB 2.0 physical layer to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues. Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with USB 2.0 bus analysis capability.
|Identifying Setup and Hold Violations with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope|
Mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) are able to capture both analog and digital representations of signals, making them well-suited for identifying problems with setup and hold times. Learn how to use the digital capture functions of an MSO, as well as the special setup and hold triggering feature found on most Tektronix MSOs.
|Characterizing and Troubleshooting Jitter with Your Oscilloscope|
Gives examples of jitter analysis, from basic analysis to more advanced jitter decomposition techniques using the 5 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope on unmodulated clocks, spread spectrum clocks, and serial data.
|Verifying Power Supply Sequencing with an 8-Channel Oscilloscope|
You’ll learn the basics of checking the power-on and power-off sequence of an AC-DC power supply, how to look at a bulk supply and various point of load regulators, and how an oscilloscope with more than 4 channels can expedite the process.
|Troubleshooting Multiple-bus Systems Using FlexChannel Input Channels Tech Brief|
Troubleshooting embedded systems often demands more than the 2 or 4 measurement channels available on most oscilloscopes. Using a mixed signal oscilloscope and clever application of digital channels can provide much broader system visibility. This Tech Brief specifically describes the use of FlexChannelTM inputs available on the 5 Series MSO to address these challenges.
|Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs|
Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses. Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities of oscilloscopes to solve serial bus integration and debug challenges.