In the past 50 years, the interface design of various oscilloscope probes has been evolving continuously to meet the requirements of increased instrument bandwidth speed and measurement performance. In the earliest days, banana plugs and UHF connectors were commonly used. In the 1960s, the common BNC connector became the common probe interface type because BNC was smaller and more frequent. Currently, the BNC probe interface is still used for test and measurement instrument design, and the current higher quality BNC connector provides a maximum available bandwidth function of nearly 4GHz.
Later, some manufacturers put forward the common workarounds, BNC type probe interface design in the use of the BNC connector at the same time, additional provides a simulation code detection scale coefficients of stitching, as part of the mechanical and electrical interface design, which makes the oscilloscope is compatible with automatic detection and change the oscilloscope display of vertical attenuation range.
Requirements for oscilloscope current probe
Wide frequency range: from dc to tens or even hundreds of megabytes.
The range is large: from milliampere to kiloampere.
Small size: with the improvement of integration and the increase of signal frequency, the external size of components is getting smaller and shorter and pins are getting shorter and shorter.