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Lesson 1 - What is an Oscilloscope?


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

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 Oscilloscope Front End Design Basics?

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: 1 hour