4-channel oscilloscope supports automotive bus systems

November 02, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
With a new family of four-channel high-end oscilloscopes, Rigol Technologies addresses the measurement needs of automotive and industrial electronics engineers. The DS4000E supports automotive-specific data bus systems CAN, LIN and FlexRay as well as general-use interface protocols such as RS232, I2C, SPI or USB.

According to the vendor, the DS4000E is a versatile high-performance oscilloscope that incorporates many of the latest technologies and processes. With bandwidths of 100 MHz and 200 MHz, sample rates up to 2GS / s per channel and with four analog channels, the DS4000E series fits for many application areas, including research and development, universities and schools, production and development as well as the markets for communications, aerospace, industrial electronics, and many others.

All models provide a large 9" color display for clear signal representation and for optimal display of additional information, such as cursor positions and their coordinates, mathematical parameters and more.

For recording and processing of measuring data, a memory depth of 14 million points per channel is available for large amounts of data, and with a waveform capture rate of 60,000 wafeforms/sec, the user can capture, display  and evaluate fast signal sequences.

The smallest vertical scale is 1 mV/div at a resolution of 8 bits. The device features a dual-YX mode and multiple trigger options like edge, pulse, video, slope and pattern. as well as interfaces for. Bus decoding for RS232/UART, I2C, SPI, USB, CAN, LIN and FlexRay communication interfaces is available optionally. Hot keys for quick operation are standard as well as the mask input for quick pass/fail decisions.

Rigol’s 3-year warranty and a 4-week test purchase makes it easier for the user to switch from another provider without any risk.

The price range starts at 1,695 Euro. An extensive set of accessories is available including active and passive probes, high-voltage probes and a 19-inch frame, as well as software drivers for standard packages and high-level languages and the free operating software Ultrascope.

Rigol will exhibit the new oscilloscopes at electronica, Hall A1, Booth 224.

Further technical details and information are available from info-europe@rigol.com