Importance of 10X Probe Compensation with your Oscilloscope (VIDEO)

Alan Wolke (who shares a series of EE how-tos under his call sign W2AEW) posted a helpful video explaining the importance of 10x Probe Compensation for your scope. (Full pdf of the handwritten notes here are also helpful.)

This video discusses the importance of proper 10x probe compensation, and what can happen if the probe is not properly compensated. Also, it reviews why a very high frequency probe paired with a much lower BW scope might actually give you worse frequency response than a lower bandwidth probe. If you are interested in a deeper background on the Basics of 10X Probes, please see this video....

Read more and see the Reddit discussion about this video here.

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