Analog Design

Analog & Digital Design

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.

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Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 5-PWR Application Software

This application note explains how to set up an oscilloscope to take these measurements, with emphasis on the 5 Series MSO oscilloscope equipped with 5-PWR analysis software. It gives a high-level overview of the various measurements, how they are used, and what results they provide.

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Fundamentals of AC Power Measurements

This application note introduces the basic concepts of power measurements and defines of key terms such as: root mean square, real power, apparent power, power factor, crest factor and harmonic Distortion

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This application note describes how the high bandwidth, low capacitance passive voltage Tektronix probes bridge the gap between general purpose passive probes and higher cost active probes.

Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In this application note you’ll learn how low capacitance probes can improve your measurements.

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All You Need to Know About Oscilloscopes

New to using oscilloscopes or just want a quick refresher on interpreting their specs? You're in luck! We have condensed decades of oscilloscope expertise into a 60-page primer that includes:

  • Overviews of oscilloscope architecture, key controls, probe considerations, set-up and measurement techniques, and more
  • Clearly illustrated, easy-to-understand explanations to help you get up to speed quickly
  • Definitions of datasheet specifications to help you choose the best oscilloscope for your application
  • Quizzes and answer keys, so you can be confident you understand the material you are reading
  • A glossary of oscilloscope terminology

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XYZs of Signal Generators

This primer explains signal generators, their contribution to the measurement solutions and their applications.

After reading this primer, you will be able to:

  • Understand how signal generators work
  • Recognize electrical waveform types
  • Know the differences between mixed signal generators and logic signal generators
  • Understand basic signal generator controls
  • Know how to generate simple waveforms

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