Analog Sample Quality: Accuracy, Sensitivity, Precision, and Noise


Learn about sensitivity, accuracy, precision, and noise in order to understand and improve your measurement sample quality.

This white paper is part of our Instrument Fundamentals Series.

Topics Covered

  • Measurement sensitivity
  • Accuracy: accuracy of an oscilloscope, accuracy of a DMM and power supply, accuracy of a DAQ device
  • Precision
  • Noise and noise sources: thermal noise, flicker or 1/f noise
  • Noise reduction strategies
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