The appendices of App Note 13 include a wealth of practical information. Appendix A talks about bypass capacitors and includes five scope traces that warn of potential troubles. Figure A7 is particularly horrifying. (I wish he named some names here; I'd like to know what specific combination of capacitors caused that shameful ringing. I guess I'll have to experiment myself... Personally, I've been using a combination of tantalum and X7R for bypassing. I really should check it out, as Jim suggests.)
Appendix B further discusses probes and oscilloscopes. Again, he doesn't name any specific makes and models of oscilloscopes, but we can guess what he's using (a Tek 547 and a Tek 556). It's funny how he suggests that the oscilloscope should have 150 MHz of bandwidth, after admitting that "90% of the development work was done with a 50MHz oscilloscope." More space is devoted to discussing probes, FET probes, current probes, and (of course) grounding. I think that I will steal the test circuit in Figure B1 to use at the basis of a lecture demo and/or lab project. It is simple, yet instructive. The picture in Figure B5 shows a wide variety of probe types ("Note the ground strap on the third finger.").
Appendix C discusses some suggestions for ground planes. In short, use them and love them.
All three of the above appendices will appear again (in one form or another) in App Note 47.
Appendix D shows an interesting and strange circuit for producing very fast pulses. First comment: the LM301A is only specified for a maximum voltage of 36V. The military-grade version, the LM101A, is specified to 44V. I wonder why he didn't suggest the LM101A? Second comment: the circuit uses a TD-263B tunnel diode! That's cool (it's the right tool for the job), but I don't think that Germanium Power Devices even makes tunnel diodes any more. Does anyone? In Figure D2 and the accompanying caption, we learn that the heretical HP scope that we occasionally see is a 275-MHz unit. (I don't know my HP scopes very well. Can anyone identify this model? Is it an HP 1725A?)
Appendix E discusses high-speed level shifters. Figure E2 shows a TTL-inspired level shift with a 15-volt output. I like figure E3 with the speed-up capacitor and the Baker clamp. I really do have a soft spot in my heart for old logic-circuit topologies. I'm curious about what application requires that power FET switching one amp(!) in 9 nanoseconds in Figure E4.
Best quote (page AN13-27): "Probes are the most overlooked cause of oscilloscope mismeasurement." Yep.