B&K Precision (www.bkprecision.com) has seamlessly combined a dual channel oscilloscope with an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) in 2540B-GEN and 2542B-GEN, allowing users to save precious bench space that would otherwise be needed for two separate devices.
The 2540B-GEN is an oscilloscope with 60 MHz bandwidth and the capability of an AWG to deliver 20 MHz sine waves, while the 2545B-GEN is an oscilloscope with 100 MHz bandwidth and the capability of an AWG to generate 40 MHz sine waves.
Both models can deliver sine waves at frequencies down to 1 µHz. The maximum sample rates of these oscilloscopes stand at 1 GSa/s on one channel and 500 MSa/s on both channels, while its standard memory depth is at 16 ksample and eight ksamples on one and two channels, respectively.
The oscilloscopes offer math functions, which include subtract, add, divide, multiply and FFT (fast Fourier transform). These allow users to derive data that are not otherwise apparent from a captured waveform. Other measurements featured in the oscilloscopes include max, min, rms, rise/fall time and overshoot. The cursors of the oscilloscopes enable users to easily calculate the differences in time and amplitude between two points.
The oscilloscopes are also designed with remote control capability via their LAN, USB and RS-232 ports. The LAN port allows users to operate the oscilloscopes with a browser. All these communication ports employ the firm’s Comsoft software for remote operation. Their front USB port enables users to connect a flash drive for data storage, while their rear panel offers a pass/fail port that enables users to drive a controller or indicator with a digital input.