Is your oscilloscope probe accurately showing your signal? Is your probe disturbing your signal too much? Just how well does your probe work with its various accessories, such as ground leads and socket adapters? With recent leaps in computer and communication speeds, these are questions that debug and validation engineers are asking—and rightly so.

This application note presents a simple method you can use to verify the performance of various probing configurations and restore your confidence in your high-bandwidth probe measurements.