March 29, 2012 -- Throughout the long history of oscilloscopes, one thing has remained constant; the scopes of the moment have always reflected the state of the art in design, both in terms of their own construction and in terms of their capabilities.
Whereas scopes were once about signal visualization, purely and simply, modern digital scopes are far more capable than that. There is always a tight correspondence between the design issues that complicate matters in the consumer market at any given time and what the oscilloscopes of the day can do.
By David Maliniak. (Maliniak is Electronic Design Magazine's EDA and Test and Measurement Editor.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.