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Full waveform metrology: characterizing high-speed electrical signals and equipment



Paul D. Hale, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Chih-Ming Wang


We review NIST efforts in high-speed waveform metrology and place these in the context of the Euramet project on dynamical metrology. Aspects of waveform metrology that need particular consideration for high-speed electrical applications are discussed. These include time calibration, the effect of the wave-like nature of the electrical signal, the requirement of low uncertainties in both the time and frequency domains, and the dynamic nature of the measurements, thus making deconvolution necessary.


covariance, highspeed, metrology, uncertainty, waveform


Hale, P. , Dienstfrey, A. and Wang, C. (2010), Full waveform metrology: characterizing high-speed electrical signals and equipment, NIST, [online],, http://NIST.GOV (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2010, Updated April 12, 2019