In this course, we will learn the essentials of oscilloscope probing. Discover which probe you should use and how to minimize a probe's effect on your measurements.
Lesson 1 - Effects of Oscilloscope Probe Loading
Introduces the concept of probe loading, and explains how it can affect your oscilloscope measurements. It also discusses how to minimize the effects of probe loading by using the correct probe and by making careful connections.
Lesson 2 - How to Measure Current with an Oscilloscope
Demonstrates how to use an oscilloscope to measure current. It discusses the different types of current probes, and how to choose the right probe for your measurements.
Lesson 3 - Active vs. Passive Oscilloscope Probes
Compares active and passive oscilloscope probes. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each type of probe, and helps you decide which type of probe is right for your needs.
Lesson 4 - Single Ended vs. Differential Oscilloscope Probes
Compares single-ended and differential oscilloscope probes. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each type of probe, and helps you decide which type of probe is right for your needs.
Lesson 5 - Probe Compensation
Discusses probe compensation, and explains how it can improve the accuracy of your oscilloscope measurements. It also discusses how to compensate your probes, and how to verify that your probes are properly compensated.
Lesson 6 - Probe Attenuation
Discusses probe attenuation, and explains how it can be used to extend the range of your oscilloscope. It also discusses how to choose the right probe attenuation for your measurements.
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7 Common Oscilloscope Probing Pitfalls to Avoid
Understanding common probing pitfalls and how to avoid them is crucial in making better measurements. In an ideal world, all probes would be a non-intrusive wire attached to your circuit having infinite input resistance with zero capacitance and inductance. It would provide an exact replica of the signal being measured. But the reality is that probes introduce loading to the circuit. The resistive, capacitive, and inductive components on the probe can change the response of the circuit under test.