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22 Apr 2014

by mjlorton:

This is a review / buyer’s guide / tutorial on the Rigol DS2000 / DS2072A. As this is my first oscilloscope review I’ve gone into a little more detail for those new to oscilloscopes. I’m trying to use a standard set tests for this review which will carry through to future reviews so comparisons can be made between oscilloscopes.

I will do a side by side review of the Rigol DS2000 vs the Agilent DSOX2000 in the future. In this review I do make comparisons and references to the Agilent 2000 X series.

Review: Rigol DS2000 Oscilloscope - [Link]

18 Feb 2014

In this episode Shahriar extensively reviews the Rigol DSA1030A-TG3 Spectrum Analyzer. A wide variety of experiments are performed using the Rigol spectrum analyzer to serve both as a tutorial to use the instrument and to demonstrate its capabilities. Some measurement results are also performed using other calibrated instruments to verify the accuracy of the spectrum analyzer. The Rigol DSA1030A-TG3 can be purchased directly from Rigol Inc.

Rigol DSA1030A-TG3 Spectrum Analyzer Review and Experiments - [Link]

7 Feb 2014

“stevechamberlin” hands-on review of the Rigol DS1074Z oscilloscope

Rigol DS1074Z Oscilloscope Review - [Link]

18 Dec 2013

RIGOL DSA1030A is a 9 kHz to 3 GHz Performance Spectrum Analyzer with advanced measurement capabilities. At only $4999 market price, DSA1030A has USB and Ethernet connectivity as well as a VGA outlet.  It features a minimum resolution bandwidth of 10 Hz and comes with an all-digital IF design technology to meet the needs for reliability and precision for some of the most demanding RF applications. DSA1030A offers other optional features such as the Advanced Measurement option attainable for applications either in low noise or in narrow resolution and also a built-in pre-amplifier to help on low level signals. The interface is also comparable to other rated analyzers with a large display at 21.6 cm with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels that in return allows good viewing and easy navigation.

The DSA1030A Spectrum Analyzer offers readily accessible frequency settings. The span control for functions like zooming in/out or even for zero and full span can be attained readily in one click. All the menus can be set quickly and easily.  The configuration of the analyzer is also made simple. Just access the marker functions, press the marker buttons and you will see exactly what you expect.

One thing about the DSA1030A Spectrum Analyzer is that changing most of its settings in effect also automatically updates the display settings on the screen to match your desired options. The status indicator is readily available and is always on the screen. No matter where you are on the spectrum analyzer, the status indicator is always provided. Correction settings are also integrated to the analyzer to allow file corrections for antenna, cable or similar as long as it comes with the correct format. Data can be corrected by these settings live in real time.

The RIGOL DSA1030A Spectrum Analyzer comes with standard accessories such as the Advance Measurement Kit (AMK) and USB cable and power cord. It weighs 6.2 kg without the optional battery that can be used for portable operation. In addition, it has a user-friendly preset function that enables users to load their previous measurements. With an exceptional market price, it is safe to say that the DSA1030A Spectrum Analyzer can be used for broad electronics applications present today.

RIGOL DSA1030A Spectrum Analyzer - [Link]

2 Dec 2013

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]

30 Aug 2013

Dave started out wanting to investigate the power-on spike on the Rigol DP832 Lab Power Supply, but ended up hunting down a reset bug that uncovered a bad thermal design mistake in the supply.

EEVblog #512 – Rigol DP832 Bad Design Investigation - [Link]

22 Aug 2013

Dave gives his initial impression on the Rigol DP832 triple output 195W lab power supply.

EEVblog #509 – Rigol DP832 Lab Power Supply - [Link]

10 Jul 2013


Tips for Using the Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope. [via]

In this article I share a few tips I’ve learned about using the Rigol DS1052E oscilloscope.

Tips for Using the Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope - [Link]

9 Mar 2012

The light weight, compact size and low cost DSA800 family of spectrum analyzers from Rigol Technologies feature digital IF technology to provide the reliability and performance necessary for RF applications. The spectrum analyzers have a frequency range of 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz with a typical displayed average noise level (DANL) of ‑135 dBm. SSB offset phase noise is typically -80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz, and the resolution bandwidth is adjustable from 100 Hz to 1 MHz. A preamplifier and AM/FM demodulation are standard with this instrument. [via]

Low-Cost Spectrum Analysers Feature 1.5 GHz Top End - [Link]

12 Mar 2011

Hotsolder repaired his malfunctioning Rigol, A bad rotary encoder can make your tools useless in worst cases. Fortunately it is an easy fix, he has created a slide show demonstrating just how easy it is. [via]

Repair your own oscilloscope – [Link]





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