March 7, 2012 -- Oscilloscope memory depth is an often misunderstood concept. In fact, many designers don't even know how much memory their scopes have. This article discusses what oscilloscope memory is, why it is important and the benefits and trade-offs of memory in different oscilloscope architectures. In the end, the truth is that not all memory is created equally.
By Richard Markley. (Markley is currently a Strategic Product Planner for Agilent Technologies, Inc.'s High Volume Oscilloscopes.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.