SIGLENT Technologies has introduced another new high performance line of test instruments with the SDS6000A series of oscilloscopes, available with a maximum bandwidth of 2 GHz. In addition to the higher bandwidth, the device offers 5 GS/s per channel and an interpolation technique Enhanced Sample Rate (ESR) is implemented for equivalent sample rates up to 10 GS/s per channel, which significantly improves the quality of the acquired signals. This is also the first SIGLENT oscilloscope with an ADC per channel. This enables the scope to maintain a high sample rate, regardless of the number of channels activated.
The newly designed input stage delivers great performance (SFDR > 45 dBc, channel-to-channel isolation up to 70 dB, DC amplifier accuracy +/- 1.5 percent). This allows even the smallest signals on the lowest vertical range (500 µVdiv) to be captured precisely. Furthermore, the implemented high-resolution functionality improves the vertical resolution from 8 bits to up-to 16 bits and enhances the signal acquisition accuracy.
The SDS6000A oscilloscopes are available in 500 MHz, 1 GHz and 2 GHz bandwidths. The acquisition memory has a maximum size of 500 Mpts and is distributed over 1, 2 or 4 channels. The waveform capture rate can reach up to 750,000 waveforms/s in sequence mode. Together with the digital trigger and extensive trigger types, rare events can be isolated quickly and efficiently. The zone trigger offers enhanced flexibility by delivering two user-defined zones that can be positioned individually and used in inclusive or exclusive modes. For deep insights the acquired signals can be zoomed in both the X and Y directions. The analysis can be carried out using many implemented measurement functions including a formula editor and four mathematical curves.
As with all Siglent oscilloscopes, the "history" function, mask test, Bode plot and a bundle of serial bus decoders (I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN) are implemented as standard in this series. The SDS6000A can optionally be expanded by 16 digital channels and an external function generator (25 MHz). Additional serial bus decoders (CAN-FD, FlexRay, MIL1553, I2S, SENT, Manchester) are also available. Two new functions are eye diagrams and jitter analysis, available for the first time on a Siglent oscilloscope. Both functions support engineers in the analysis and optimization of digital data signals.
The large 12-inch touchscreen (1280x800) offers enough space so that several signals can be clearly displayed at the same time. The short-cut menu helps with configuration and offers quick access to most important functions. The device supports external mouse and keyboard and can be controlled from a PC via the web interface. An external monitor can be connected via HDMI. An optional micro SD card offers plenty of space to save recorded data. The bandwidth can be expanded via software so that the oscilloscopes can grow with expanding engineering requirements, securing your initial investment. This feature-rich product reinforces SIGLENT‘s commitment to continuous development and improvement.