Basic Rise Time Measurements

Typical Rise Time Measurement Setup

by Jerry Eldred

Although rise time is a common calibration measurement in pulse/function generators and some oscilloscopes, it is often not well understood. Making a good rise time measurement is somewhat similar to home stereo equipment, in the regard that it is no better than the weakest component. We will walk through some basics to better understand what Rise Time is, and how to make accurate Rise Time measurements.

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