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Virtual training aimed at introducing oscilloscope fundamentals

04 May 2021

Electronics engineers — especially those early in their careers — may want to take note of a new digital seminar event on the horizon, organized by Rohde & Schwarz in partnership with Würth Elektronik and Farnell. Oscilloscope Days 2021 will be held in May, with live sessions to be streamed simultaneously in English, German, French and Russian.

The Oscilloscope Days 2021 event is designed to offer fundamental oscilloscope training sessions. Source: Rohde & SchwarzThe Oscilloscope Days 2021 event is designed to offer fundamental oscilloscope training sessions. Source: Rohde & SchwarzThe free, two-day event is being billed as a valuable opportunity to learn the essentials of oscilloscopes through virtual hands-on sessions that relate to real-world design challenges. Educational training will include chat-based interaction with technical experts from the three companies, designed to sharpen electronics engineers’ knowledge in the fundamentals and test features of modern digital oscilloscopes. An application-oriented presentation style, based on day-to-day testing challenges found in electronic designs, will combine both theoretical and practical learning. There will be demonstrations and advice on where improvements to debugging and measurements with a device under test can be made.

To be sure, one can expect a bit of sales talk; a press release notes that the sessions will make use of “ready-to-buy testing equipment for a large variety of measurement applications and budgets.” Nevertheless, the bigger context is worth taking into consideration. As noted by Dr. Andreas Werner of Rohde & Schwarz: “Oscilloscopes are widely recognized as the main tool every electronics engineer needs on their desk and are used across a wide variety of industries and applications. Starting a learning journey with oscilloscopes, or keeping up to speed with the newest and most advanced options, can be a challenge, but we’re here to support electronics engineers with their challenges.”

The key opening speech on the first day of the event is slated to outline insights on current analog and digital electronics design testing challenges. Seminars will then explore the technical principles of basic scope measurements in combination with electronic design testing challenges. Measurement set-up and the choice of a suitable instrument will be covered, as well as key features on various test instruments. Signal integrity and EMI debugging from prototyping to the final product PASS will also be discussed.

The live webinar runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and Wednesday, May 19, 2021. For more information, and to register in one’s language of choice, click here.

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