- Buyers Guide
Agilent Technologies has expanded its mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio with 26 new models that comprise its next-generation InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series. The new scopes incorporate breakthrough technology that allows advanced capabilities to be included in affordable instruments.
The InfiniiVision 2000 X-Series offers bandwidths from 70 to 200 MHz and is claimed to provide the fastest waveform update rate in its class for superior viewing of signal detail and capture of infrequent events. Eight-channel mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) capability, and the industry’s only optional integrated function generator, offer more capabilities to engineers, technicians and educators with highly constrained equipment budgets.
The new InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series scopes step up performance while offering bandwidths from 100 to 500 MHz and waveform update rates of 1,000,000 waveforms per second. Options include a 16-channel MSO, an integrated function generator and hardware-accelerated serial protocol decode.
The heart of the InfiniiVision X-Series scopes is an Agilent-designed custom 90 nm CMOS ASIC with 6M gates and embedded memory. This MegaZoom IV single-chip architecture enables what is said to be the industry’s fastest waveform update rates and responsive deep memory, along with integrated logic analyzer, function generator, and protocol analyzer functionality so engineers, technicians and educators have highly advanced scope performance at economical prices.
The MegaZoom IV technology also minimizes blind time and maintains responsiveness with deep memory enabled. All InfiniiVision X-Series models are equipped with an 8.5 inch WVGA display, yet they weigh only 8.5 pounds and conserve bench space with a small footprint – about 15 inches wide and less than 6 inches deep.
InfiniiVision X-Series oscilloscopes also offer optional integrated MSO capability for time-aligned digital and analog signal viewing, an optional integrated WaveGen function generator and optional hardware-accelerated serial protocol analysis (for 3000 X-Series models only).
The oscilloscopes are fully upgradable (including bandwidth) so engineers and technicians can purchase what they need today and add capability as their performance needs evolve. Optional measurement software packages add functionality, either at time of purchase or as needs arise:
• Segmented memory for analysis of laser pulses, radar bursts and serial packets
• Hardware-accelerated mask testing to quickly perform pass/fail analysis using known good waveforms
• Hardware-accelerated serial decode and trigger for I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, I2S, RS-232 and other UARTs (available only on the InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series).
To see first hand the features of the InfiniiVision X-Series oscilloscopes click on the video.
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