## What is the difference between 1X and 10X probe?

A probe’s attenuation factor (i.e. 1X, 10X, 100X) is the amount by which the probe reduces the amplitude of the oscilloscope’s input signal. A 1X probe doesn’t reduce or attenuate the input signal while a 10X probe reduces the input signal to 1/10th of the signal’s amplitude at the scope input.

### What does 10X probe mean?

Ten – X probes are the “standard” probes supplied with most scopes. They reduce signal amplitude by a factor of ten. Usually by incorporating a 9 megaohm resistor in the probe tip to act as a voltage divider. This added attenuation makes 10x probes good for high-voltage measurements.

#### What is a 10X scope probe?

A 10X oscilloscope refers to a probe with an integrated attenuator that delivers an attenuation of 10. This allows the circuits’ impedance to be enhanced by a factor of 10. While the 10X probe is attenuating the signal, it can also reduce the signal entering the oscilloscope.

How to calibrate an oscilloscope before using a probe?

Before taking any measurement using a probe, first check the frequency compensation of the probe and adjust it to match the oscilloscope used. Generally, the oscilloscope provides a calibration signal output terminal at the front panel.

What is the bandwidth of the Rigol pvp2150?

Rigol PVP2150 150 MHz Passive Probe with 1x:10x selector. With bandwidth of 35 MHz in 1x m Rigol RP5600A 600 MHz Bandwidth 10:1 Passive Probe Kit (these ship standard with DS6000 Se

## How do I display a square waveform on the oscilloscope?

Connect the probe (set the probe attenuation to 10X) to the signal output terminal to display a square waveform on the oscilloscope. Insert the adjustment tool into the compensation adjustment hole at the probe head and rotate it clockwise/counterclockwise until the properly compensated square waveform is displayed (flat-top square waveform).

### Where is the calibration signal output terminal on the oscilloscope?

Generally, the oscilloscope provides a calibration signal output terminal at the front panel.