Using Attenuators with Oscilloscopes
Using attenuators to pre-condition incoming signals before acquisition in an oscilloscope channel is common practice. Tektronix DPO70000SX series oscilloscopes’ high-bandwidth ATI channels rely on external attenuation to provide the best combination of signal fidelity, ease of use, low noise across V/div settings, and optimization for many applications. This led to a simpler acquisition channel design which keeps the input signal path as short and clean as possible during the digitizing process. The user has ultimate control of the type, quality and attenuation value that best fits their measurement needs. Learn more about the use of attenuators in our white paper.