First mainstream oscilloscopes with capacitive touch screens

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Keysight Technologies has introduced a digital-storage and mixed signal oscilloscope with an intuitive graphical triggering capability. The InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series promises to deliver capacitive touch screens and zone triggering to the mainstream oscilloscope market for the first time to help engineers overcome the historical difficulties of usability and triggering.

As digital speeds and device complexity continue to increase, signals under test are getting more complex and isolating anomalies in devices is becoming more of a challenge. Intuitive graphical triggers, previously unavailable in mainstream oscilloscopes, help engineers debug and characterise their cutting-edge devices faster and more easily. With graphical triggers, engineers can use a finger to draw a box around a signal of interest on the instrument display to create the necessary trigger.

The new oscilloscope series offers upgradable bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1.0 GHz. This uncompromised update rate of one million waveforms per second gives engineers visibility into very subtle signal details.

The series comes with six-instruments-in-one integration, including oscilloscope functionality, digital channels (MSO), protocol analysis capability, a digital voltmeter, a WaveGen function/arbitrary waveform generator, and an 8-digit hardware counter/'totalizer'.

The 3000T X-Series also correlates frequency and time domain measurements using the gated FFT function for the first time in its class, to address emerging measurement challenges.

Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Oscilloscope and Protocol Division, said: "These new scopes give engineers using mainstream oscilloscopes an uncompromised ability to find and isolate the most difficult problems in their designs. Design-for-touch operation improves their debugging efficiency. Mixed-domain analysis capabilities with time-correlated frequency/time domain measurements, six-in-one integration and a rich set of advanced features accelerate their problem solving."