Mike Hertz has been a Field Applications Engineer with Teledyne LeCroy in Michigan for over 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 60 articles in the field of test and measurement, and has been awarded 7 U.S. patents in oscilloscope measurement design.
How well do statistical models predict the behavior of real-world systems? How can we make predictions about the likeliness and severity of worst-case system behavior? In this article, the authors explain how they used a function generator and oscilloscope to collect varying population sizes of measurement parameter results in order to investigate the accuracy of a statistical model's predictions.
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.