The new Rigol DS 4000 oscilloscopes are very likely to become more successful than such market leaders as Agilent, Tektronix and LeCroy.
The series is represented by the devices with a bandwidth from 100 to 500 MHz, two or four channels and a rate of 4 Gsamples.
Rigol oscilloscopes have a number of advantages over their closest competitors Agilent DSO3000X and Tektronix DPO3000.
Tektronix oscilloscopes compared to the Rigol series: Sample rate - 4 GSa per second vs. 2.5 Memory depth - 140 megapoints vs. 5 megapoints Acquisition rate - 100 000 waveforms vs 50 000.
Let us have a detailed look at a 4-channel oscilloscope Rigol DS 4054 with a bandwidth of 500 MHz. The back panel houses: - Multifunctional input - Reference signal input - Video input - LAN port - USB port - USB host - Kensington lock - and a power-on button.
The device dimensions are standard for its class.
UltraVision technology ensures numerous options of waveform recording and analysis due to large memory and high acquisition rate.
The front panel houses: - a switch-on button - USB host - auto measurements control buttons - functional buttons - state control buttons - navigation encoder - record/display control - horizontal system control buttons - user setup buttons - vertical system control buttons - synchronization control buttons - input channels - external synchronization input
Waveform recording and displaying is very convenient. There is a possibility to display two Lissajous curves for both first and second channel pairs.