Oscilloscopes are the primary instrument used for measuring time-domain parameters of waveforms such as rise time and amplitude. The signal integrity of these instruments is critical to the accuracy of such measurements. This webinar will explore the characteristics of modern oscilloscope acquisition systems and how they affect the noise, rise time and bandwidth of these instruments. Aspects such as A/D converter design and noise as well as the frequency response of the acquisition system will be discussed. Typical measurements will also be shown to illustrate these affects.

  • Signal acquisition basics: signal conditioning and A/D conversion
  • Sources of error in digitizing systems
  • Frequency response and its affect on rise time and overshoot
  • Example measurements
    • Rise time
    • Amplitude
    • Jitter

Michael Schnecker – Business Development Manager

Mike Schnecker has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech both in electrical engineering. He has 22 years of experience in the test and measurement industry in applications, sales and product development roles and has specialized in signal integrity applications including jitter using oscillosocpes and other instruments. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mr. Schnecker held positions at LeCroy and Tektronix. While at LeCroy, he was responsible for the deployment of the SDA series of serial data analzers.