Mike Hertz has been a Field Applications Engineer with Teledyne LeCroy in Michigan for almost 20 years. Before joining Teledyne LeCroy, he worked in Applications and Marketing with both Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard in Colorado. He holds a BSEE from Iowa State University and an MSEE from the University of Arizona. Hertz is an Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honorary recipient, has published 55 articles in the field of test and measurement, and has been awarded 7 U.S. patents in oscilloscope measurement design.
Verifying the modulation profile of SSC has historically been challenging because it involves a frequency shift as a function of time. Mike Hertz explains that by tracking the frequency measurement parameter, an oscilloscope can display the SSC modulation profile as a function of frequency versus time. Read on to see how it’s done.