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How to accurately measure 16MHz clock with Oscilloscope

I have a small problem trying to make a 16 MHz signal with a scope with 100 MHz 1 GS/s. I can't seem to be able to read the square wave from the MCU clock, see results on the attached picture. I ...
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Enhance sensivity of my magnetic field measuring setup

I have the following magnetic field measuring setup: Picoscope 2204A 16m wounded up bell wire connected to tip and ground clip as search coil antenna Now I want to enhance the sensivity for 50Hz to ...
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Common emitter bandwidth and probing

I am trying to design a simple RF amplifier for a 1MHz AM signal (for low-power transmission). My modulator (JFET-based) outputs ~...
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Can a differential probe and regular coax wire be connected safely to only one channel of scope using a tee connector?

I would like to ask if I can connect a differential probe and a coax wire through a tee connector to 1 channel of an oscilloscope, in order to take different DC measurements. The connection topology ...
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Single ended scope probes on equipment under test which ARE on an isolation transformer

I am using my company's new oscilloscope and I don't want to mess it up. I have searched all of the topics, but nothing tells me exactly what I want to know so I thought I would ask in case somebody ...
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50 ohm D-dot probe measured with 50 ohm scope

I am attempting to measure the signal from a 50 ohm D-dot probe. The manufacturer says to use a 1M ohm scope but I only have a 50 ohm scope. How do I need to set up my tools correctly to receive an ...
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How do you use a current to voltage converter to probe a specific part of a circuit?

I want to probe a part of this circuit that I have using a current to voltage converter. Problem is, I don't know if I'm doing it properly. Most current to voltage converters I've seen take an input ...
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Why adding capacitor to a 10x passive oscilloscope probe

I'm trying to understanding input impedance and its circuitry of a simple, passive oscilloscope 10x probe. From reading Input Impedance of an Oscilloscope and the video EEVblog #453 - Mysteries of x1 ...
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Magnetic field sensor for oscilloscope

I want to measure magnetic fields with my oscilloscope, so I need a magnetic field sensor / probe. My oscilloscope does a FFT for 50Hz to 2MHz. The sensor should be 3D, because I don't care for ...
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Does this sensor measure electrical or magnetic fields (with oscilloscope)

I want to measure electrical and magnetic fields of the frequency 50Hz to 1MHz with my oscilloscope. For electrical fields I learned that any bunch of metal will work. For magnetic field derivation ...
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Oscilloscope alligator clip vs spring noise

I am measuring the the power supply rail provided by a small integrated isolated DC-DC converter taking 5v to 15v. The package looks like as follows: When I measure the output using an ...
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SMPS Testing: Differential Probes or Common lead and best Grounding practice

I'm testing a Switch Mode Power Supply that is not outputting the required voltage. It's only two prong, hot and neutral, and I wanted to get clarification on the best way to approach measuring the ...
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How to measure a signal generator with an oscilloscope probe?

I have a signal generator and an oscilloscope. When I connect a plain BNC cable between them, and I generate a square wave, I see the square wave on the oscilloscope with the correct voltage. ...
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Replacement 100 ohm resistor for differential scope probe? [closed]

I'm trying to use a P7504 ($$$) "TriMode" scope probe, and unfortunately the resistors eventually break. Does anyone have recommendations for a 100ohm resistor that would replace the ones on the probe?...
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What probe/tip to use to clip into a PCB test point?

I need to have a digital logic analyser connected to a test point of a PCB board I'm developing for. To be clear, I mean the little ~0.5mm hole kind of test points. What kind of probe would allow me ...
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10:1 transformer 10X oscilloscope probe

Why are transformer based oscilloscope probes not common? It should be possible to put a miniature 10:1 signal transformer at the probe tip, and connect it straight to the 50ohm input of the ...
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Current Probe with 1mA precision [closed]

I've designed this circuit for a 1 mili amp precision current probe, what change should I apply to it?
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How to make sense of the signal trace of differential signal

I am trying to understand following signal trace picture that is shown on the wiki page of 1553 Bus. The Bus has balanced differential pair wires. As the 1553 bus has differential signals on the ...
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Can't get Flyswatter2 probe to work with OpenOCD

I've got a Flyswatter2 flash/debug probe from the company Tin Can Tools (see https://www.tincantools.com/product/flyswatter2). Unfortunately, I can't get it to work with OpenOCD. Below is a detailed ...
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Length to make magnetic loop antenna/probe for 1.6GHz?

I'm making a near-field probe to to search for GNSS (GLONASS) blocking signals on my PCB. According to http://www.eryptick.net/unisold/loop.html the wire length for a loop should be 1/3 the ...
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Current probe settings and measurement

I am having this Current probe I am using this to measure the inductor peak current. Inductor is rated at 2.05A. Schematics : Input Voltage to the converter during measurement is 7.5V I am ...
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How this DIY High-Speed Probe doesn't reflect signals?

I am reading The Art of Electronics, page 809 and 810, where they show this probe: Which is a DIY probe, made out of a RG-178 coaxial cable, in series with a 953 ohms resistor. I wonder why the 953 ...
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How can I implement a differential input for a logic analyzer probe?

I'm currently working on a project to build a portable logic analyzer. There will be 4 input channels to the design, however I was highly recommended to redesign this using a differential input to ...
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Maximum Input voltage of the DSO shell oscilloscope and TL084

In jyetech forum FAQ they mentioned that DSO shell is capable of measuring up to 50V directly: DSO Shell was designed for low voltage measurement. The maximum input voltage was specified as 50Vpk ...
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How to update the SWDAP firmware?

1. About the SWDAP probe I bought an SWDAP probe some time ago from L-Tek (see https://www.l-tek.com/web-shop/l-tek-swdap-interface/). It took me some time to figure out the terminology, but I ...
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Is it acceptable to use decoupling capacitor ground pad as ground for oscilloscope probe?

If one were to probe with an oscilloscope using the short ground spring clip attachment, and use the ground pad of a decoupling capacitor as the ground, would the measurement be thrown off at all by ...
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Finding out the accuracy of the current probe's measurement

As part of power supply testing we are measuring the current profiles of various regulators. Startup profiles includes current bursts with different current amplitudes and widths. i want to ...
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Criticism of my differential pH probe design

I finished and tested with buffers this little differential pH probe on a perfboard, it works, 3 points calibration is linear. The ground electrode is a stainless steel rod wired to the GND of the ...
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To find theRMS noise voltage in a circuit, can the measured RMS voltage be subtracted from the RMS voltage of shorted probes?

I'm trying to estimate the SNR of a circuit, which includes measuring the noise power of an analog trace. Right now, I'm attempting to measure the noise with a high bandwidth scope probe, ac coupled, ...
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Probe max voltage (50:1)

I'm preforming some measurements with a differential probe and I'm not sure what is the correct attenuation ratio I should use (measuring about 300 V voltage drop on a varistor, which is a surge ...
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Why do we ground the common probe on a 3 probe liquid level sensor?

I have a liquid level sensor with 3 probes, one us common, the other is for low level and the third is for high level. On the liquid level control relay diagram, I've noticed that the common probe ...
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Why are oscilloscope input impedances so low?

My question is two-fold: Where does the input impedance come from? I'm wondering where the input impedance of your average multimeter or oscilloscope comes from? Is it just the input impedance to ...
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CRT Oscilloscope - part of the plot is missing

I picked up an old METRIX OX 720 oscilloscope. I replaced 2 capacitors that went up in smoke. Once restarted, here is the signal I get. The vertical part of the signal is missing. It is the same ...
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Build a high voltage probe to calibrate a 1.5 kV oscilloscope CRT supply voltage

I want to build a high voltage probe to calibrate my 1.5 kV oscilloscope CRT supply voltage. Will just use this probe once to calibrate the scope so I don’t want to spend $200 on a probe and I mind ...
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AD620 pH probe has a positive voltage offset!

I am a chem eng. but little background in electronics. I'd like to interface a pH probe with an AD620A, the original PCB that came with pH probe was damaged by a current leak in the solution. I made ...
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Adding a second Y axis to an LTSpice plot

I am new to using LTSpice and am coming over from using Cadence. In Cadence you can add a second Y axis. Plot-> Add Y Axis is the probe pane in Cadence. Is there a way to do this in LTSpice?
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Oscilloscope probe pF values

I bought some time ago a 2nd hand Philips PM 3253 including probes which shows on the oscilloscope probe inputs: 1 MOhm, 20 pF While the probes I got with it ...
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Is this type of scope probe homemade? [duplicate]

To reduce the loop area and noisepick up, the GND lead of the scope probe is very next to the tip in the below probe: I don’t have such probes and my scope probe GND leads are much longer alligator ...
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Schematic diagram probe question

I am not sure whether to call it a probe on my schematic diagram or is it something else. I have ATmega328P checking its two digital pins whether both have been connected to the ground. When floating,...
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Oscilloscope Probe - How to measure a sensitive circuit

Help needed in measuring a tiny piezo actuator. The circuit bangs the actuator with a voltage ( max 50V ), then senses the ripples after the initial actuation. How can I measure with an oscilloscope ...
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Can I use any HV Probe for a Voltmeter/Ampmeter gauge?

I purchased the multimeter pictured below for a high voltage power supply I'm working on. It's rated for 100V DC and 10A, but I hope to measure several thousand volts. Is it possible to use a HV ...
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What effect does a logic analyzer probe have on a circuit?

I have an MCU controlling a LED sign. This sign speaks the HUB75 protocol, which is essentially a large shift register. Being a shift register, this requires a clock signal to be generated, which the ...
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Adding Debug LEDs to PCB

I'm working on the next revision of a prototype PCB board, and from the first one I learned that LEDs would be very helpful instead of having to probe each pin/wire for a certain state. In this ...
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Can you receive a shock by touching only one probe ?

in this video at 4min 4sec https://youtu.be/CkGVMWK10qU?t=243 The guy receive a shock of a taser by touching a metal object that touches one probe, but why does the arc goes through his body ? I know ...
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How the low inductance of short ground clip probes prevents interference?

Below are photos of two scope probes with different ground clip lengths: I have read that the shorter ground is used to minimize the inductance of the probe ground lead. But what does that help for? ...
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Oscilloscope: when to use coaxial instead of probes?

I understand the difference between passive and active probes, and between x1, x10, x100, ... I also understand that at high frequencies the capacitance of the oscilloscope has to be considered, so a ...
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Does this experiment show that Kirchhoff's Law hold when there's a changing magnetic field involved in a circuit?

In this video, the electrical engineer and youtuber Mehdi Sadaghdar (ElectroBOOM) disagrees with another video from professor Walter Lewin. Basically, professor Lewin shows in an experiment that if ...
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What is the proper name for this oscilloscope probe accessory?

These used to come standard in the accessory pack that comes with a new o'scope probe, but they haven't been included in quite some time. They are very useful for checking certain test points, and we ...
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FLUKE 15b+ fuse test

I have accidentally shorted my circuit (5 Volt Vcc) for approximately 1-2 seconds max. While the circuit was short circuit I use the FLUKE as ampermeter in miliAmper mode (400mA max fused) The current ...
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How do current probes load a circuit?

It's usual to talk about loading a circuit when measuring voltage, with a voltmeter or with a voltage probe and an oscilloscope. It can be seen as putting an impedance in parallel to the element whose ...