Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design

Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design

Dive into what's behind the BNC of your oscilloscope, from attenuators to ADCs.

Take a deep dive into oscilloscope front end design basics via this comprehensive course filmed live

Learn the fundamentals of oscilloscope front end design by "sitting in" on lectures given by industry expert Mike Lujan.

Why Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design?

This course goes in-depth into the various aspects of oscilloscope front end design, behind the BNC. We will cover what an oscilloscope is, what it does, the five requirements of an oscilloscope front end, and the technologies used for oscilloscope attenuators and preamps.

There is even a student Q&A section to drill down further.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for engineers who are familiar with oscilloscopes but want to learn more about the inner workings—how a scope actually functions.

We’ll cover:

  • What is an oscilloscope
  • Hardware layout
  • Attenuators and preamps
  • Filters, impedance, and comparators
  • Acquisition boards and ADCs
  • Probe technology breakdown

Duration:

60 min

Curriculum

  • Introduction - Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design
  • Start Here
  • Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design (<70 mins)
  • Optional—Overview of Oscilloscopes
  • Lesson 1: What Is an Oscilloscope? (10 min)
  • Lesson 2: Hardware Layout (11min)
  • Lesson 3: Attenuators and Preamps (8 min)
  • Lesson 4: Filters, Impedances, and Comparators (13 min)
  • Lesson 5: Acquisition Boards and ADCs (10 min)
  • Lesson 6: Probe Technology Breakdown (10 min)
  • Lesson 7: Questions from Your Classmates (8 min)
  • Almost Done!
  • Final Quiz
  • Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design Quiz
  • Certificate and Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!
  • Training Resources

Take a deep dive into oscilloscope front end design basics via this comprehensive course filmed live

Learn the fundamentals of oscilloscope front end design by "sitting in" on lectures given by industry expert Mike Lujan.

Why Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design?

This course goes in-depth into the various aspects of oscilloscope front end design, behind the BNC. We will cover what an oscilloscope is, what it does, the five requirements of an oscilloscope front end, and the technologies used for oscilloscope attenuators and preamps.

There is even a student Q&A section to drill down further.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for engineers who are familiar with oscilloscopes but want to learn more about the inner workings—how a scope actually functions.

We’ll cover:

  • What is an oscilloscope
  • Hardware layout
  • Attenuators and preamps
  • Filters, impedance, and comparators
  • Acquisition boards and ADCs
  • Probe technology breakdown

Duration:

60 min

Curriculum

  • Introduction - Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design
  • Start Here
  • Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design (<70 mins)
  • Optional—Overview of Oscilloscopes
  • Lesson 1: What Is an Oscilloscope? (10 min)
  • Lesson 2: Hardware Layout (11min)
  • Lesson 3: Attenuators and Preamps (8 min)
  • Lesson 4: Filters, Impedances, and Comparators (13 min)
  • Lesson 5: Acquisition Boards and ADCs (10 min)
  • Lesson 6: Probe Technology Breakdown (10 min)
  • Lesson 7: Questions from Your Classmates (8 min)
  • Almost Done!
  • Final Quiz
  • Behind the BNC: Oscilloscope Front End Design Quiz
  • Certificate and Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!
  • Training Resources