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eevBLAB 111 - The TMA Banning x1/x10 Switchable Probes?

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The Test and Measurement Alliance have announced an effective ban on x1/x10 switchable scope probes with all new oscilloscopes going forward from Q3 2023. Do you agree?
Signatories include practically every oscilloscope manufacturer! Keysight, Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, Lecroy, GW Instek, Siglent, Rigol, National Instruments, Hantek, Owon, Micsig and PicoScope.

Early April Fools  :-DD


--- Quote from: ssander on March 31, 2023, 10:41:58 am ---Early April Fools  :-DD

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Could be, but an April Fools should make you feel like a fool for believing something that you later see is pretty ridiculous.
This is way too typical of how big business actually operate in the world today. It's way to believable and not foolish to believe it's true.

The arguments all make sense for why x1/x10 probes are a bit shit, and they are.
But I can't help but feel that their motivations are not as honest as they appear and not being done to benefit the user.

It has a bad smell to it, fells like all the companies in the industry conspiring to all stop selling x1/x10 probes in order to force people into paying for both an x1 and a x10 probe.

After you published this video I received this leaked photo from an anonymous source, it appears to show a pre-production prototype of the unreleased Keysight N2140B 200 MHz 10:1 non-switchable passive probe, presumably this will replace the N2140A. The anonymous source also claims they have a patent pending for this design.

Behold, my finest work.


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