Rigol has shown a new range of oscilloscopes and signal generators at the Electronica 2018 tradeshow last week. Report by Nick Flaherty @ mwee.com
The MSO/DS7000 mixed-signal digital oscilloscope series is based on On-chip ASIC technology from Rigol and provides bandwidths from 100 MHz to 500 MHz and sampling rates of up to 10 GS/s for research, development and production. The instruments have a 10.1-inch colour touch screen for clear signal presentation and for optimal display of additional information. For recording and processing of large measurement datasets, a memory depth of up to 500 million points is available, and with a signal acquisition rate of up to 600,000 wfms/s allows the acquisition, display and evaluate fast signal sequences.New Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) software will be available from Q1 2019. This measurement application is integrated in the signal analyzers and will also be available as an upgrade for existing RSA5000 instruments. With the VSA application, the user has a comprehensive tool for demodulation and vector signal analysis to find problems in time, frequency and modulation domains.
As an extension of its arbitrary function generators, Rigol also showed its low-cost DG800 and DG900 series. They combine the application fields function generator, arbitrary signal generator, pulse generator, harmonic generator, analog/digital modulation and counter function in one device. In addition to the previously used direct digital synthesizer technology, which provides very stable, precise, and minimally distorted signals, new signal fidelity technology called SiFi I reduces the signal jitter to 200ps.