Industry White Paper

Selecting Your Next Oscilloscope: Why Digital Triggering Matters

November 01, 2023 by Rohde & Schwarz
Topics Covered
  • Digital Triggering History
  • Digital vs. Analog Architectures
  • Digital Triggering Advantages
  • Digital or Analog Trigger: How to Tell?

Application Note Overview 

Triggering is often overlooked as a key selection parameter until after the instrument is purchased. Digital triggering provides significant advantages over traditional oscilloscope analog triggering, and should be highly considered when choosing an oscilloscope. Newer oscilloscope architectures contain a single path shared by both the signal and triggering, known as digital triggering. This document provides the insight to allow readers to understand and compare digital triggering versus analog triggering.