Choosing the Best Oscilloscope — for You
Next to the multimeter, the oscilloscope is probably one of the most useful and often-used tools on an electronics enthusiast’s bench.
Because of this, choosing the right oscilloscope within your budget is important. This post will dive into a few details about how to choose the best oscilloscope for you.
Of course, a blog post can only be so long, so I can’t cover every possible oscilloscope and every possible feature scopes may come with. I’m also not going to recommend any specific brand or model. Instead, I’d encourage you to use the specs you’re looking for in order to make that choice. Any brand or model I mention is not a personal endorsement and is for illustration purposes only.
There are several different types of oscilloscopes, including hand-held scopes and automotive oscilloscopes. This post will not cover those types and instead focus on the stand-alone and PC-based scopes, as the typical electronics enthusiast is more likely to be using one of these.
Enough chatter, on to how to choose the best oscilloscope…