Oscilloscopes have come a long way from the classic analog originals, with digital oscilloscopes allowing increasingly advanced capabilities and features that make them exponentially more powerful — in the right hands.

In this 1 hour course, Tom Dagostino, electrical engineer and signal integrity expert, will outline briefly the basic differences between analog and digital oscilloscopes before moving on to describe the digital oscilloscope’s primary features and then how to take full advantage of those features in real-world applications.

Along the way, you will learn about analog-to-digital conversion, sampling, peak detection, averaging, high resolution and of course how to effectively use zone triggering. Tom also looks at the effect of probe loading, a critical prelude to his subsequent look at real-world signal analysis and troubleshooting.


Tom Dagostino, VP of device modeling at Teraspeed Consulting Group
Tom Dagostino is VP of device modeling at Teraspeed Consulting Group, where has been since 2002. Prior to Teraspeed he was Modeling Manager at Mentor Graphics. He has a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and has acquired expertise in many areas, including signal integrity and analysis, EDA, board layout, and circuit design. He is also a regular presenter and active community member of DesignCon.