RIGOL Technologies, Inc. announces an expansion in their portfolio of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes. The new DS1000Z Plus Series allows customers to purchase a traditional 4 channel analog scope then upgrade with 16 channel logic analysis capability at a later time. This future proof capability adds flexibility to this award winning Oscilloscope platform allowing customers to add additional capabilities as they are needed, minimizing upfront investment costs.
The DS1000Z Plus provides a powerful entry level instrument ideally suited to the needs of educators, hobbyists, and entry level embedded designers. With bandwidths of 70MHz – 100MHz, 4 analog channels, 1GSa/sec sampling, 12Mpts memory, and an optional integrated 2 channel source the DS1000Z Plus provides a very capable instrument at an exceptionally low price starting at just $639. As analysis needs grow there are 5 available upgrades that can be purchased and applied to the instrument at any time:
- MSO Upgrade – Adds 16 channel logic analysis capability
- Advanced Triggering – Adds advanced triggering capabilities for complex debug
- Record Mode – Record and replay up to 60,000 frames
- Serial Decode and Trigger – Decode and trigger on many popular busses
- Extended Memory – Extend memory depth to 24MPoints
Mike Rizzo, General Manager RIGOL USA, explains: “Our customers need flexibility and an affordable entry point into new technology. Unfortunately, the incremental cost of adding Logic Analysis capabilities at purchase has left some customers purchasing products today that don’t meet the needs of tomorrow. The DS1000Z Plus eliminates that concern and customers can be confident their scope will grow with their application needs. As an added benefit for some of our customers in teaching labs, the Logic Analysis probe can be shared between multiple instruments further minimizing the investment required in environments where logic analysis needs are only infrequently required.”
The RIGOL Mixed Signal Oscilloscope portfolio spans from 70MHz to 500MHz meeting the needs of most educational labs and embedded designs. Each of these products delivers unprecedented customer value by delivering outstanding performance characteristics, convenient upgradeability, and world class product quality – all at industry leading price points.
The four DS1000Z Plus models are available and shipping today. Please contact RIGOL or one of its authorized distribution partners with questions or for additional information. Existing DS1000Z Models are not upgradeable and there remains no MSO version for our popular 50MHZ DS1054Z. Customers desiring this flexibility of the MSO upgradability will need to purchase a 70MHz unit.