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Isolation Types and Considerations when Taking a Measurement

Overview

Learn about isolation topologies used in instruments and the positive benefits that isolation can provide. Article topics include ground loops, common-mode voltage, isolation topologies, analog isolation, digital isolation, and isolation types.

This white paper is part of our Instrument Fundamentals Series.


Topics Covered

  • Overview of isolation and ground loops
  • Isolation topologies: channel-to-earth, bank (channel-to-bus), channel-to-channel
  • Analog Isolation
  • Digital Isolation
  • Isolation types: capacitive, inductive, optical
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