An oscilloscope is often used for Power Integrity Measurements, but as DC rails move to lower voltages with smaller tolerances making these measurements are getting tougher. The noise of the scope and probing system interferes with the ability to make accurate Vpp measurements. Limited offset in the scope makes it difficult to zoom in and fully use the dynamic range of a scope’s ADC, thus further reducing the measurement accuracy. Attend this webinar to understand how to make better power integrity measurements using your existing oscilloscope, including various oscilloscope setting and probing techniques. See how FFT can be used to find and trigger on signals coupled onto the power rail. Learn what attributes to look for if considering a new oscilloscope for power integrity measurements.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to make better power integrity measurements
  • Oscilloscope setting and probing techniques
  • Finding and trigger on signals coupled on the power rail using FFT
  • Attributes to look for in an oscilloscope


Joel Woodward, Oscilloscopes – Strategic Planning, Rohde & Schwarz

Joel works for Rohde and Schwarz as an oscilloscope product planner and enjoys low-power testing topics including power integrity. Joel holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University, an MBA from Regis University, has completed course work at the Harvard Business School, and holds an FPGA debug patent. His outside interests include digital photography and hiking in national parks.