Test & Measurement

Oscilloscope family gets bandwidth upgrade via software

8th June 2015
Mick Elliott

The Mid and High Range Oscilloscope Series DS/MSO4000 from Rigol has been extended and it now offers the possibility to upgrade the oscilloscope bandwidth via software code license. Users can now start with a lower cost solution of the MSO/DS4000 family and can extend it based on future needs or applications. For enhanced application and measurement needs they can get much higher instrument bandwidth through an easy to handle software code upgrade.

A typical need for bandwidth upgrade could be the need of higher pulse slope for higher speed serial bus or faster frequency test signals in the future.

Rigol offers three upgrade options for both, DS models (Digital Storage Oscilloscopes) and MSO models (Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes) of the 4000 Series.

These extensions are also available for the installed base of instruments in the field. In this case it is mandatory that the latest Firmware is installed.

The following three upgrades are available: BW2T3-MSO/DS4000 with Bandwidth Upgrade from 200MHz to 350MHz for models MSO/DS402x (2/4 channel); the BW2T5-MSO/DS4000 with a Bandwidth Upgrade from 200MHz to 500MHz for models MSO/DS402x (2/4 channel); and the BW3T5-MSO/DS4000 with a Bandwidth Upgrade from 350MHz to 500MHz for models MSO/DS403x (2/4 channel)

In addition, Rigol Technologies will promote the complete software package at the price of the lowest option for a limited time. For the MSO/DS4000 series the following options are included for decoding the serial buses RS232/UART, I2C, SPI, CAN und FlexRay. Customers can save up to € 2333.

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