First mainstream scopes with capacitive touch screens and zone triggering

09-01-2015 | Keysight Technologies | Test & Measurement

Keysight Technologies has introduced the InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series of
digital-storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes with intuitive graphical
triggering capability. The new oscilloscope series delivers capacitive touch
screens and zone triggering to the mainstream oscilloscope market for the
first time. The scopes are designed to help engineers overcome usability and
triggering challenges and improve their problem-solving capability and
productivity.

As digital speeds and device complexity continue to increase, signals under
test are getting more complex, and engineers are more challenged to isolate
anomalies in their devices. Intuitive graphical triggers, previously
unavailable in mainstream oscilloscopes, help engineers debug and
characterize their cutting-edge devices faster and more easily. With
graphical triggers, engineers can use a finger to draw a box around a signal
of interest on the instrument display to create a trigger.

The new oscilloscope series offers upgradable bandwidths from 100MHz to 1GHz
and several benchmark features in addition to the touch screen interface and
graphical zone triggering capability. An uncompromised update rate of one
million waveforms per second gives engineers visibility into subtle signal
details. The series comes with six-instruments-in-one integration, including
oscilloscope functionality, digital channels (MSO), protocol analysis
capability, a digital voltmeter, a WaveGen function / arbitrary waveform
generator, and an 8-digit hardware counter/totalizer. Finally, the 3000T
X-Series delivers correlated frequency and time domain measurements using
the gated FFT function for the first time in this class, to address emerging
measurement challenges, says the company.

"These new scopes give engineers using mainstream oscilloscopes an
uncompromised ability to find and isolate the most difficult problems in
their designs," said Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of
Keysight's Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. "Design-for-touch operation
improves their debugging efficiency. Mixed-domain analysis capabilities with
time-correlated frequency/time domain measurements, six-in-one integration
and a rich set of advanced features accelerate their problem solving."

The 3000T X-Series was designed specifically for operation with a capacitive
touch screen, which allows engineers to select targets naturally and
quickly. To further improve productivity, the interface includes an
alphanumeric touchpad that replaces tedious knob-based operation and
touch-based interaction that enables greater flexibility in displaying
measurement information.

With the series' uncompromised high-speed waveform update rate, even with
the digital channel, protocol decode, measurements and math functions turned
on and simplicity of zone touch triggering, engineers have the highest
probability of discovering anomalies of interest.

The 3000T X-Series supports a wide range of popular and emerging serial bus
applications: MIL-STD 1553 and ARINC 429, I2S, CAN/CAN-FD/CAN-Symbolic, LIN,
SENT, FlexRay, RS232/422/485/UART and I2C/SPI. The new gated FFT function
allows engineers to correlate time and frequency domain phenomenon on a
single screen. Finally, the power analysis, video analysis and
hardware-based mask test option makes the 3000T X-Series a comprehensive
mainstream oscilloscope.

The InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series includes 100MHz, 200MHz, 350MHz, 500MHz and
1GHz models. The standard configuration for all models includes 4Mpts of
memory, segmented memory, advanced math and 500MHz passive probes, says the
company.

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