for the scope freaks among us. attached is the article Twelve Things You Didn't Know a Scope Could Do The newer versions of this essential engineering tool can do more than you may realize By Randy White, Technical Marketing Manager, Serial Applications, Tektronix, Inc. Courtesy of Planet Analog (03/15/2010 6:00 AM EDT) Oscilloscopes are indispensable tools for anyone designing, manufacturing, or repairing electronic equipment. In today's fast-paced world, engineers need the best tools available to solve their measurement challenges quickly and accurately. As the eyes of the engineer, oscilloscopes are the key to meeting today's demanding measurement challenges. Modern digital oscilloscopes come packed with time-saving features like deep memory and a host of analysis tools to simply high speed digital design challenges. This article, presented in pdf form (no registration required), explains twelve oscilloscope capabilities that you may not have known existed. To read the article, click <A href="http://i.cmpnet.com/planetanalog/2010/03/C0531revedited.pdf">here. About the author Randy White is the serial applications technical marketing manager at Tektronix, Inc. Randy has worked with various aspects of test and measurement solutions at Tektronix over the past few years. He has given seminars on high-speed serial measurements and is actively involved in many working groups for high-speed serial standards. He holds a BSEE from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.