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Lesson 1 - Effects of Oscilloscope Probe Loading


In this course, we'll explore how to use and connect oscilloscope probes and how to choose an oscilloscope probe for your measurements.

Oscilloscope probes are the key link between your oscilloscope and your device under test. To make accurate, actionable measurements it is critical to choose the correct oscilloscope probe for your signals. Your probe choices affect your measurements.

There are a lot of different types of oscilloscope probes - each with their own strengths and weaknesses. This course should give you the confidence to choose the right oscilloscope probe for the right measurement job.

Who should take Oscilloscope Probes 101?

This course is for anyone that makes oscilloscope measurements to design, verify, and test hardware designs. Oscilloscope probe experts and neophytes alike will find tidbits of helpful information to take with them into the lab - in less than 30 minutes!

We'll cover:

  • Effects of oscilloscope probe loading
  • How to measure current with an oscilloscope
  • Active vs. passive oscilloscope probes
  • Single ended vs. differential oscilloscope probes
  • Probe Compensation
  • Probe Attenuation

Duration: 30 min