As with all electronic test equipment, digital oscilloscopes have an array of key specifications. Some are basic and easy to understand. Other specifications (which may have a greater impact on the accuracy of your measurements) are not as clear and are often dependent on the manufacturer.

This webinar will explain the key specifications to consider when using an oscilloscope. Main topics include:

  • Oscilloscope Basics: How oscilloscopes have evolved and everything you need to know about bandwidth
  • Probing Basics: Probing, probe compensation and ground lead effects
  • Vertical System Overview: Channel input coupling, effective use of vertical scale, and ways to get more vertical resolution


Rich Markley
Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

Rich Markley has spent the past ten years focusing on digital oscilloscopes and supporting customers with their oscilloscope applications. He holds an EE from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Rich was the strategic product planner for oscilloscopes at Agilent Technologies.