Chapter 6. Waveform Analysis—Real-Time Scopes

Mark Guenther, Kalev Sepp, and Kan Tan

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Ever since the first cathode-ray oscilloscope was created by Karl Braun in 1897, engineers and scientists have studied electrical phenomena by visualizing signals in a very natural way: through a graphic representation of the signal's value as a function of time. Although the technology for achieving this feat has changed greatly in the century since the oscilloscope's invention, the value of capturing a visual record of an electrical signal has only increased. Now, not only does the real-time oscilloscope allow one to visualize a signal in a very intuitive way, ...

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