OSCILLOSCOPE PROBE INFORMATION
Oscilloscope probe is intended for use with handheld oscilloscope kits and PC based oscilloscope products.
Passive scope probes offer accurate measurements at a low cost and are ideal for general-purpose use, whilst the active differential scope probe allows you to make floating voltage measurements using a standard oscilloscope.
There are a wide selection of active and passive probes with bandwidths to 6 GHz available:
- Current Probes
- Active Probes
- Differential Probes
- Passive Probes
- High-Voltage Probes
- Transmission Line Probes
Current probes do not require the breaking of a circuit or the insertion of a shunt to make accurate and reliable current measurements. Based on a combination of Hall effect and transformer technology.
Aplications: accurate AC, DC, and impulse current measurements.
An Active probe is associated with measuring voltages at high frequencies. Measurement with an active probe is associated with measuring voltages at high frequencies. Measurement with an active probe requires a test point and a ground point.
Aplications: Transmission lines.
Differential probes are like two probes in one, instead of measuring a test point in relation to a ground point differential probes measure the difference in voltage of a test point in relation to another test point.-
Passive probes measure voltages at lower frequencies (-400 MHz).
High-Voltage probes are active single ended probes that are designed to measure high voltages.
Transmission line probes are a special type of passive probe designed for use at very high frequencies.