Understanding Measurement Performance and Specifications
The quality of a measurement device is often evaluated by a simple question: How accurate is the measurement?
While this question seems simple enough, the answer may not always be. Choosing the most suitable measurement instrument requires an understanding of the factors that contribute to the uncertainty of a measurement. This in turn provides an understanding of what is stated in the specifications – and what is not.
- This technical note contains following information you need to know when choosing the most suitable measurement instrument:
- Sensitivity and Accuracy
- Stability and Selectivity
- Calibration and Uncertainty
- What Is “Accurate enough”?