RIGOL launches DHO1000 oscilloscope series

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RIGOL Technologies has unveiled a new series of high-resolution oscilloscopes offering users a variety of functions.

The DHO1000 series has a sampling rate of 2 GSa/s and is offered as a 2-channel as well as a 4-channel solution in bandwidths of 70, 100 and 200 MHz. The maximum memory depth is 100 Mpts. The minimum vertical adjustment is 500 µV/DIV for the DHO1000 series, so that even small signals can be measured.

The two new ASICs integrated into the oscilloscopes – the self-developed Centaurus AISC chips - achieve a very low noise level of 50 µVrms for the DHO1000 and, as with other RIGOL oscilloscope classes, the focus is on combining high sampling rates, deep memory and very high measurement speeds. Even the smallest amplitude deviations can be measured thanks to the vertical resolution of 12 bits. A high-resolution mode of up to 16 bits can also be activated.

Consequently, very high resolutions in both the horizontal and vertical areas are combined with a very deep memory, expanding the variety of analysis available to users.

Typical applications include analysis such as switching performance measurements in the power domain, automated tests in factories, protocol analysis for serial buses in vehicle electronics, electronic circuit measurements, and applications in development.

One new function is Ultra Acquire, in which RIGOL has integrated a new form of analysis, with which a very fast trigger rate of 1,500 million wfms/sec. is reached. With this, very fast or sporadic and short events can be measured and displayed in different ways, in order to be able to show undesired signal components optimally. Ultra Acquire can also be linked to the recording, analysis and navigation functions in order to take a look at the signal components for detailed analysis.

The devices have a very large 10.1 inch HD colour touchscreen (1024*800) with 256 intensity levels and colour tones for precise and clear signal display. The device can be connected to an external touch monitor via HDMI and USB and can be operated from there. Thanks to the extensive web control display and the FTP server connection, this series can be operated completely remotely without having to install an additional driver.

Various trigger, math and display options (extended FFT of 1 million points, mask test and power analysis), an integrated signal search function as well as all the usual serial bus protocol analysis and trigger functions are available. The integrated voltmeter and a frequency counter round off the complete range of measurements. Various interfaces such as USB host, USB device, HDMI, LAN (10/100/1000 Base-T) and AUX OUT are also available.

Rigol is also making available an extensive range of accessories, such as active and passive probes, high-voltage probes (differential/single-ended), different current clamps (up to 500 amps), 19-inch installation frame and software drivers for known packages.

The hardware is equipped with photoelectric encoders for easy operation, which have very low abrasion and therefore a very long service life.

As a special feature, Rigol is also offering many extensions, such as higher bandwidths, or memory expansion via a software upgrade. Serial triggering and decoding (SPI, I2C, RS232/UART, CAN and LIN) are included in the device as standard.