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RIGOL Technologies, GradientOne Announce Partnership Streamlining Test Automation

June 4, 2019

RIGOL Technologies and GradientOne announce the integration of RIGOL instruments into GradientOne's test automation cloud platform to simplify the day-to-day tasks of test engineers ranging from hobbyists to enterprise users.

The continual increases in hardware design complexity demand innovative new approaches to design validation and testing. Trends towards agile development and every day analysis benefit companies by providing better product quality, reduced prototyping costs and faster time-to-market

GradientOne frees test engineers from the high cost of developing and maintaining test data analysis solutions by providing a cloud based platform for remote control, data acquisition, single system of record for test data storage, product quality history and advanced analytics.

The integration of many of RIGOL's most popular UltraVision and UltraVision II oscilloscopes with GradientOne's web based platform allows engineers to simply and quickly set up tests, acquire/store the test data, analyze the results, and collaborate with teammates. RIGOL's unprecedented price/performance offerings coupled with GradientOne's new approach to test automation provides engineers a powerful set of tools to easily setup and perform characterization without the need for steep learning curves associated with other types of test automation tools on the market.

"Our partnership with GradientOne represents yet another opportunity to deliver innovative capabilities to our customers of all sizes" says Michael Rizzo, general manager of RIGOL North America. "Our new RIGOL MSO5000 oscilloscope is the world's most powerful and affordable bench oscilloscope providing transformational value to customers in the embedded market. Integration with GradientOne enhances our ability to deliver value to customers needing test automation, data archiving, remote access or advanced data analytics."

"GradientOne's mission is focused on unlocking the disruptive technologies of cloud computing and ushering them to the daily life of the hardware test engineer," said Nick Edwards, CEO, GradientOne. "Our approach meets customers where they are, leveraging the test equipment on their bench and extends their current capabilities by integrating their instruments with our cloud in a simple and streamlined manner. RIGOL's track record as an emerging test equipment vendor makes them an ideal partner to jointly deliver this value."

"The thing I really like about GradientOne is that it makes capture and traceability of tests so much easier than front panel button pushing or vendor waveform save functionality. Button pushing can be so tedious, even if the experiment only calls for a handful of tests captured. I'd never put effort into writing Python or LabView test infrastructure just to save 10 different waveforms at 10 different input voltages, say, but manually exporting and tagging screenshots or .CSVs means I take shortcuts and by the end of the experiment, I'm not 100 percent certain test conditions match captured waveforms," said Alex Whittemore, electrical engineering consultant at uBeam. "GradientOne is an easy go-to and trivializes most of the setup and logging for a test like that. And if I need much more complexity, the same system supports adding it in only as necessary. And it helps that I've already got RIGOL gear on my bench, ready to go."

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the service starts at $0.99 per instrument per month for a single user.