Low-cost, entry-level scopes by Keysight, from under €450

March 02, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Keysight Technologies has released a series of oscilloscopes that while it is intended for (among other sectors) the education market, nevertheless has professional-level functionality and software analysis features; the units are available with 50 and 100 MHz analogue bandwidths.

The units have 6-in-1 instrument integration, and include a “Keysight exclusive” feature; a built-in frequency response analyzer with Bode plotting. Suitable for students and new scope users, the instruments come with an educator’s resource kit with built-in training signals and, as standard, with a comprehensive oscilloscope lab guide.

 

The InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes. This new low-cost oscilloscope series, with a starting price below €450, has 50 to 100 MHz models that are based on Keysight-custom technology. The oscilloscopes deliver professional-level functionality with industry-leading software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration.

 

The 1000 X-Series uses Keysight’s MegaZoom IV custom ASIC technology, which enables a high 50,000 waveforms per second update rate. This makes it easier to see random and infrequent glitches and anomalies that similarly-priced oscilloscopes might miss. The 1000 X-Series also has a high sampling rate of up to 2 Gsamples/sec and comes standard with two probes. The oscilloscopes use segmented memory capability to maximize memory depth while helping the scope test faster.

 

Learning how to use the scope and set up measurements is simple. The industry-standard front panel is easy to use and features built-in help so new users can quickly analyze signals to deliver results. Unlike most scopes in this class, the educator’s resource kit comes standard. The kit includes built-in training signals, a comprehensive oscilloscope lab guide written specifically for undergraduate students, and an oscilloscope fundamentals slide set for educators and lab assistants.

 

Six-in-one instrument integration means that in addition to being an oscilloscope, the 1000 X-Series is also a serial protocol analyzer, digital voltmeter and frequency meter—and the EDUX1002G and DSOX1102G models include a frequency response analyzer and WaveGen function generator. Bode plot fundamentals are easy to teach with the built in WaveGen and frequency response analysis.

 

The 1000 X-Series provides professional-quality measurement and software analysis capability. The scope features 24 typical oscilloscope measurements to quickly analyze signals and determine signal parameters.