Test & Measurement

New 'cost-effective' high performance colour oscilloscopes introduced to SA market

27 July 2005 Test & Measurement

Concilium Technologies has announced that Agilent Technologies' new series of four portable, digital-storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) are being offered for about 20% less in cost than equivalent products with comparable quality, performance and features. "With bandwidths of 60, 100, 150 and 200 MHz, the Agilent DSO3000 Series offers two channels and a colour display with almost 20% more waveform viewing area," says Steve Alves of Concilium.

"It is good to see Agilent Technologies become a player in one of the larger segments of the oscilloscope market," said Galen Wampler, industry analyst at Prime Data, a research company in the test equipment market. "Having another top-tier vendor bring quality innovation to the market is especially good for the end user looking for high performance in a value scope."

The oscilloscopes are designed for engineers and technicians in communications, computing, industrial, government, aerospace and defence, and consumer industries as well as educators teaching electronics principles.

"At the low end of the oscilloscope market, the colour display is becoming so important that many users will never buy a monochrome scope again. Agilent's new value oscilloscopes provide colour at very aggressive prices," states Wampler.

"The new DSO3000 Series does provide exceptional performance for the price," comments Alves. "Agilent not only provides colour on every model, but offers features - such as a dual-time base display - that have only been available in more expensive models. Customers now have a clear choice among first-tier vendors in the value segment of the oscilloscope market."

The new value oscilloscopes offer a 1 Gsps maximum sample rate, 4K memory per channel and a 5,7" display. The front-panel design looks and operates like a typical Agilent portable scope with dedicated knobs for each channel, easy control of the main and delayed time bases, and menu keys grouped by function. An optional software connect package simplifies printing and controlling the oscilloscopes via USB.

For more information contact Concilium Technologies, +27 (0)12 678 9200, info@concilium.co.za


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