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Estimating the Magnitude and Phase Response of a 50 GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Using the Nose-to-Nose Method

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Author(s)

Paul D. Hale, Tracy S. Clement, Kevin Coakley, Chih-Ming Wang, Donald C. DeGroot, A. P. Verdoni

Abstract

We describe estimation of the magnitude and phase response of a sampling oscilloscope over 50 Ghz bandwidth using the nose-to-nose method. The measurements are corrected for the non-ideal properties of the oscilloscope and calibration apparatus, including mismatch and time-base distortion, drift, and jitter. The mean and standard deviation of repeated measurements of an ensemble of three oscilloscope samplers are reported, along with attempts to verify the magnitude calibration using a swept sine-wave method.
Proceedings Title
Tech Dig., Auto. RF Tech. Group Conf.
Conference Dates
June 15-16, 2000
Conference Location
Boston, MA

Keywords

frequency response, oscilloscope calibration, pulse measurements

Citation

Hale, P. , Clement, T. , Coakley, K. , Wang, C. , DeGroot, D. and Verdoni, A. (2000), Estimating the Magnitude and Phase Response of a 50 GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Using the Nose-to-Nose Method, Tech Dig., Auto. RF Tech. Group Conf., Boston, MA (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created May 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021