Scopes Get a Second Look with Integrated Analyzers

VISTA, Calif. - June 8, 2023 - PRLog -- Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that covers how high-speed oscilloscopes with on-board spectrum analysis capability can be a more efficient testing approach. Traditionally, testing in the time and frequency domains meant separate signal paths and separate units. An oscilloscope shows signals in the time domain while a spectrum analyzer shows signals in the frequency domain. However, a more efficient approach—and a less crowded test bench—can be achieved using a high-speed oscilloscope with on-board spectrum analysis capability. That way, it is possible to have multiple looks at a signal of interest with a single unit.

Specifying a combination oscilloscope/spectrum analyzer requires defining performance ranges for the two units, so that each will deliver the capabilities needed for a targeted set of test applications. For an oscilloscope, this typically includes the number of measurement channels, bandwidth per channel, sample rate, vertical bit resolution, trigger level range, time base range, noise floor, and acceptable jitter. For a spectrum analyzer, it is number of channels, frequency range, acquisition bandwidth range, frequency resolution, and minimum/maximum signal power or dynamic range.

Learn more about the combination units that can save time and clutter on a test bench and the tedium of carrying multiple testers into the field. Read the full blog post on Axiom's website:

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