Passive voltage probes ship standard with most oscilloscopes and provide a low cost, general purpose probing solution. Generally, these probes lack the performance of an active voltage probe but provide the ruggedness and wide dynamic range suitable for visualizing signals over a broad range of applications. Tektronix has released a new class of passive probes that redefine performance in the passive probe product category.
Tektronix new class of passive probe solutions offer:
- Best-in-class bandwidth up to 1 GHz
- Best-in-class input capacitance as low as 3.9 pF which minimizes probe loading effects
- Best-in-class input capacitance which minimizes performance loss when long ground leads are attached
- Automated probe compensation eliminating the need for the compensation screwdriver