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New Oscilloscope Capabilities for Upper-level EE Labs Webcast

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Today’s Electrical Engineering teaching labs consist of a variety of test equipment that students use to help bring the theoretical classroom world of engineering into the practical world. The portfolio of test equipment used in university EE teaching labs typically includes multimeters, power supplies, function/arbitrary waveform generators, and oscilloscopes. Upper-level specialty labs often include additional special-purpose test equipment. But the core/central instrument that students use to test and verify electrical experiments in all EE labs is usually the oscilloscope.

When it comes to selecting oscilloscopes for basic entry-level teaching labs, price is often the primary consideration. But when it comes to selecting oscilloscopes for upper-level digital design labs, such as lab courses focused on FPGA design, microprocessor/microcontroller-based designs, as well as labs for senior design projects, more advanced oscilloscope capabilities should also be considered. It is important that students learn that testing higher-speed digital designs requires more than just verifying the presence of 1’s and 0’s.

Many of today’s newer benchtop scopes have measurement capabilities that can help students test and debug the analog parametric characteristics of higher-speed digital designs. Using these more advanced measurement capabilities can help students understand that even in the world of digital design; dynamic analog characteristics can’t be ignored.

This webcast will show a variety of newer oscilloscope capabilities/tools that students can use to test the analog characteristics of digital designs. Oscilloscope features/capabilities shown during this webcast include post-acquisition Search & Navigation, pass/fail mask testing, fast waveform update rates to capture infrequent signal anomalies, serial bus triggering and decoding, as well as advanced parametric triggering such as device setup & hold time violation triggering, runt/pulse amplitude violation triggering, and edge transition time violation triggering.

Who should view this webcast:
• University EE/Physics Professors
• Teaching Assistants
• Lab Managers

Where & When

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Free At Your PC Enroll / view the live broadcast on May 24, 2011 at 9:00 am PT  

Prices shown are list prices and are subject to change without notice.