Industry White Paper

Determining Current-Voltage Characteristics with the Oscilloscope

October 20, 2020 by Rohde & Schwarz

Whitepaper Overview

Faulty components can be identified quickly by analyzing their current-voltage characteristics. A component tester is especially convenient for this purpose. It facilitates quick testing of capacitors, resistors, transistors, thyristors, inductors, Zener diodes, other diodes, and circuits composed of these components, such as rectifiers. However, in many cases a component tester is not readily available.

Component testers make it easier for users, such as developers or students, to analyze the signal characteristics of active and passive components. Developers can quickly check the function of a component, while students can apply and verify their theoretical knowledge in practice.

In this white paper from Rohde & Schwarz, learn how the R&S®RTC1000 oscilloscopes are universally deployable in development and educational environments. They provide eight full-featured digital inputs, optional trigger and decoder functions for up to five serial bus types, extensive measurement functions and a high-performance FFT function.

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