RIGOL DS-4054 Oscilloscope is a member of RIGOL’s DS400 Series of Digital Oscilloscopes, a series of versatile and high performance oscilloscopes that integrates today’s most advanced features and technologies. The DS-4054 model features a 9 Inch wide display with 500 MHz bandwidth. The important buttons are easy to find like the control and functional buttons. Channel and measurement settings are located in an easy to find menu that makes adding measurements to the display a quick and easy process. Custom measurements can also be done through manual option allowing users to adjust the cursor freely.
At a market price of $5,899, the DS-4054 boosts some special features unique to its price range. One feature highlighted is that the device can be used in various triggering modes. Through triggering menu featured in this device, users can go to different triggering functionalities like the conventional Edge type triggers, communication type triggers and even custom triggers that can be set-up. Another plus for the DS-4054 is its recording capability. The device is equipped with waveform recording and display functionality allowing users to have a closer look of signals that appear unusual making it more convenient to examine the waveforms. The device uses ultravision technology that insures numerous options of waveform recording and analysis due to its large memory and high acquisition rate.
RIGOL DS-4054 Oscilloscope being part of the DS400 Series is likely to become more successful than other market leaders. Compared to its closest competitor the Tektronix DP0300 with a sampling rate of 2.5 GSa/s, memory of 5 Mpts and an acquisition rate of 50,000 wfms/s, the DS-4054 already boosts a 4 GSa/a sampling rate, 140 Mpts memory and an acquisition rate of 50,000 wfms/s. For connectivity, the device also comprises a USB, Ethernet and a VGA output port. The RIGOL DS-4054 in total provides users easy measurement access, exceptional display and is definitely worth the price you pay for the device.
RIGOL DS-4054 Digital Oscilloscope – Product Overview - [Link]
Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the new PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes, which are 80% smaller than their predecessors, similar in size to a passport but ¾” thick. Connected to a PCʼs USB port for power and communication, they offer bandwidths up to 200MHz, making them ideal for field use while offering the performance of benchtop scopes. They feature a sample rate of up to 1GSa/s, with high-speed streaming of data up to 1MSa/s, enabling data captures of up to 100 million samples in length. The series incorporate a built-in 100MSa/s or 1GSa/s waveform generator, PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes can produce standard signals such as sine, square, and triangle waveforms with programmable sweep, and can also act as a 12-bit 20MSa/s full-function arbitrary waveform generator that can reproduce sampled signals – a very useful feature.
The free PicoScope software delivers an uncomplicated high-resolution visual display, and it incorporates a range of advanced signal processing features: spectrum analyzer, automatic measurements with statistics, channel math, reference waveforms, multiple scope and spectrum views, and serial protocol decoding for I2C, CANbus, SPI, I2S, and UART. Example code is also supplied for those users who want to develop custom applications in C, Visual Basic, LabView, etc.
A Software Development Kit (SDK) is also included, which allows scope control using custom or third-party software. The SDK and PicoScope are Windows-compatible, and example programs in C, Excel and LabView are also provided.
The included PicoScope software for Windows harnesses the PCʼs processing power, storage, graphics and networking capabilities. The user interface is easy for novices to learn, but professional users will find many advanced features including spectrum analysis, persistence display, automatic measurements, advanced triggers and channel math capabilities. Users can download software updates, feature extensions and improvements free of charge.
Made by Pico Technology, Europeʼs award-winning oscilloscope adapter manufacturer, the PicoScope 2000 series is supplied complete with two passive x1/x10 probes and a carry case. They are available now with a 5-year warranty starting at $260 from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA technical distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 1-888-7SAELIG, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.saelig.com
NEW PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes - [Link]
The Oscilloscope Watch by Gabriel Anzziani of Gabotronics:
The Oscilloscope Watch has all the features of a modern watch (time, calendar, alarm, etc…) combined with all the features of the popular Xprotolab (Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Logic Analyzer, Protocol Sniffer, Frequency Counter).
Currently on Kickstarter
The Oscilloscope Watch - [Link]
The perfect gift for any electronics enthusiast or student. Although small, the Key-Scope performs as a fully functional oscilloscope.
Although small, the Key-Scope performs as a full functioning oscilloscope. You will receive the world’s smallest, high quality, low-cost oscilloscope realized in a key ring-type housing made in Italy. Priced below US$60, it serves as a useful gadget or gift to the electronics enthusiastic hobbyist. Since Key-Scope covers all major functions of a traditional oscilloscope, it also serves as a great tool supporting the electronics student to get familiar working with oscilloscopes.
World-smallest keyring-type oscilloscope with color LCD - [Link]
New PC adapters offer unprecedented memory size with built-in signal generators
Fairport, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. (www.saelig.com) has introduced the new PicoScope 6000 Series high-performance 4-channel PC oscilloscopes with deep buffer memory and a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. With up to 500 MHz bandwidth on all four channels, and an industry-leading 2 Gsamples of buffer memory, the PS6000 Series has the performance and the advanced analysis capability to speed the debug of todayʼs complex electronic designs. With a real-time sampling rate of up to 5GSa/s, the PicoScope 6000 Series oscilloscopes can display single-shot pulses with 200ps time resolution. Equivalent time sampling (ETS) mode boosts the maximum sampling rate to 50GSa/s, giving an even finer timing resolution of 20ps for repetitive signals.
Each model includes a built-in DC to 20MHz function generator with sine, square, triangle and DC waveforms. Some models also add a built-in 12-bit, 200MSa/s arbitrary waveform generator. PC software features include advanced triggering, automatic measurements with statistics, an FFT spectrum analysis mode, comprehensive waveform math, mask limit testing, and serial decoding for popular serial protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN and FlexRay. Another useful feature of the free PicoSoft software is the capability for scaling or modifying the input voltage displayed with a mathematical formula – to correct for gain, attenuation, offsets and non-linearities of probes and transducers, or convert to different measurement units.
Saelig Announces Deepest Memory High Performance PC Oscilloscopes - [Link]
Excellent digital storage oscilloscopes HAMEG HMO can be now obtained with a discount without any other conditions.
The only “condition” is an order placed within August 30-th 2013. The offer is valid for all types of the HMO series,which we currently have in stock. And why just Hameg (member of Rohde & Schwarz)? Because these oscilloscopes provide a unique price/ performance ratio and in many ways they create “their own class” of devices.
We introduced you several functions of the HMO oscilloscopes in our recent articles. A big plus is a considerable user comfort and an intuitive operation despite wide possibilities of these devices. Should we mention at least one function increasing a comfort, then it could be for example the “Virtual Screen” function, which adds a scroll-bar to the screen on the Y axis and increases resolution in the vertical axis up to 1200 points (20 divisions). This is especially handy when the optional 16 digital inputs are used, as displayed on the attached picture.
-15% discount will be deducted from the current price (displayed in our e-shop) after processing of your order. The offer is valid through August 30-th 30.8.2013 or until stock sell-out. In case of interest, please contact us at email@example.com.
Hameg oscilloscopes for holiday prices -15% for all – [Link]
Measure your filter’s frequency response using simple hardware and an oscilloscope. ReiBot.org writes:
Maybe you’re learning about filters and want to see the how your filter responds in the 10Hz to 1MHz range. This guide will show you how to make a low frequency ‘spectrum analyzer with tracking generator’ using a few cheap modules and an oscilloscope — Based off of a video done by Dave Jones over at EEVBlog. Dave does a great job going into the theory, so check out the video if you want to see how it works! He will also show you how to set up the scope. Check out my video below for the reader’s digest version.
Bode Plot on an Oscillscope - [Link]
In this episode Shahriar demos the world’s fastest oscilloscope! The Agilent DSA-X 96204Q offers 160GS/s of conversion rate with a bandwidth of 62GHz on two dedicated ‘RealEdge’ channels. It can also provide 80GS/s conversion rate and 33GHz of bandwidth on four simultaneous channels. The unit demoed in this video is equipped with all available options and is valued at over 0.5 million US dollars. The block diagram of various sub-systems of the oscilloscope are presented and the principle operation of the instrument is explained. A 56Gb/s PRBS-15 signal is applied to the scope from a Centellax 2G2P5A (now Agilent N4975A) and the resulting data pattern is examined in real-time. Various scope functions are also presented as well as the capability to observer bit failures at baud-rate using this instrument.
As a second experiment, two 3.125Gb/s PRBS-7 data streams are simultaneously up-convered to 20GHz and 40GHz respectively by using a pair of MITEQ mm-wave DSB tripple balanced mixers and a pair of Avantek 20-40GHz YIG oscillators. The resulting two signals are combined by using a power-combiner and fed to the oscilloscope. The capability of the instrument to act as an ultra-broadband software-defined radio is demonstrated by recovering the the two PRBS sequences simultaneously through DSP post processing. The block diagram of this setup can be downloaded from The Signal Path website.
Agilent DSA-X 96204Q 160GS/s 62GHz Oscilloscope – Runs Windows 7 - [Link]