IoT Insights Using an Oscilloscope

  • Webinar Date

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Webinar Time

    11:00 AM Central European Summer Time

Webinar Overview

Today an ever-increasing number of sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects are linked through wireless communication.  As most of these devices use standard internet protocols, they are collectively described as the Internet of Things (IoT). Almost all these devices are battery powered, hand-held and require secure and reliable communication with one another.  These requirements present a set of diverse challenges to device designers. Some of the considerations include:

• Monitoring power consumption during both active & sleep modes to maximize battery life

• Evaluating signal line cross-talk, impedance mismatch and power rail ripples

• Characterizing RF data packet coherence, transmission range and multi-radio interference

The oscilloscope is a versatile tool that can be used (along with other equipment) to evaluate this critical IoT device behavior.  This webinar provides an overview of IoT testing challenges and then shows how to use an oscilloscope to perform key IoT device measurements such as:

• Battery drain analysis

• Near Field Communication (NFC) test

• Embedded serial bus triggering and decode

If you are engineer interested in learning techniques to evaluate IoT devices using an oscilloscope, then you would benefit from attending this webinar


Alan Wadsworth

Product Marketing Manager
Keysight Technologies

Alan Wadsworth is currently responsible for marketing Keysight’s oscilloscope, Pathwave software, semiconductor and power products. Alan has over 30 years of industry experience in both design and test. He is also the author of Keysight’s 277-page Parametric Measurement Handbook. Alan joined Hewlett Packard in 1991 and worked for five years as the SRAM engineer in HP’s Memory Technology Center, which was part of Corporate Procurement. Prior to that Alan worked as an integrated circuit designer at Signetics/Philips for nine years where he designed circuits in both bipolar and BiCMOS technologies. Alan holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Santa Clara University.