I'm working on a piece of test equipment that is intended to be hooked up to an oscilloscope to measure the waveforms it produces. Since that's its reason for being, I figured it made sense to provide some form of dedicated connection, rather than hooking up probes to test points, and so forth.
The obvious solution is BNC jacks on the test instrument, and a BNC cable to the scope, but I've been told there are subtleties embodied in a scope probe that simple BNC cables won't encompass.
Is this true? If so, what would I need to with my test instrument to ensure that it can be hooked up cleanly to a scope and give accurate measurements?
The signals to be measured will be pulses on the order of 1us long, with p-p voltages of between 100mV and 5v.