HP-140A Analog Sampling Oscilloscope vs. Standard Analog Oscilloscope For General Use

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by 8_INCH_FLOPPY, Oct 22, 2010.


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    Oct 22, 2010
    I have a HP-140A oscilloscope with the 1425A sampling timebase plug-in and the 1410A sampling amplifier DC-1Ghz plug-in. I was wondering if this will be as flexible and useful as a non-sampling oscilloscope for general electronics use. I am interested in working with analog, digital, and everything in between, and I want my oscilloscope to be as flexible as possible, which from what I have read, a sampling scope is not. So, what will and what will I not be able to use this for?

    Also, what is the difference between an analog sampling scope and a digital sampling scope? I though sampling was inherently digital?