Making an ASIC—The Secret of Building a Good, Cheap Oscilloscope (.PDF Download)

Here at Keysight Oscilloscope HQ, we talk a lot about ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). But why? Who cares about the internal architecture of a cheap oscilloscope? All that matters is how well it works, right?  We agree. That’s why we design and use custom oscilloscope-specific chips.

How, though? It’s not like custom ASICs just appear out of thin air;

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