When selecting an oscilloscope, the importance of triggering is often underestimated. It is usually only considered after the instrument has been purchased. However, digital triggering has many advantages over traditional analog triggering, making it an important factor to consider when choosing an oscilloscope. With newer oscilloscope architectures, digital triggering has become more prevalent, using a single path for both the signal and triggering.
This document aims to provide readers with a clear understanding of digital triggering and how it compares with analog triggering.